Must See: K. Michelle Gets Real About Label Politics, Nicki Minaj Drama, & Much More In Emotional Interview

Published: Saturday 18th Nov 2017 by Sam

K. Michelle has never been one to hold her tongue. As such, her visit to the Everyday Struggle podcast was always going to be a must see.

The songstress did not disappoint.

With new album ‘Kimberly: The People I Used To Know’ due on December 8th, she seized the platform to hatch a whole lot of her truth.

She opened up about the intricate issues she has with her label, not being able to release the Country music she desires to because of her race, her fraught relationship with “the powers that” be, returning to reality TV, her drama with Nicki Minaj and much more.

It’s a long watch, but rivetting. K. Michelle, like never before, after the jump…


She went “there” and then some. One can’t but feel her and feel for her. She touched on so much that resonates in a major way.

Again, wow.

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  1. Keegan A Parker November 18, 2017

    People will come in and say she is a hater and all that stupid stuff I respect her for telling it like it is and I can’t wait to see her on tour this winter

  2. Electrikblue November 18, 2017

    Wow you guys can’t even quote parts of the interview? Smh

    • The Wig Snatcher November 18, 2017

      Exactly. Pure laziness.

    • Julian November 19, 2017

      So annoying. Am I gonna sit here and watch an hour-long interview with K. Michelle? Um, hard pass. These lazy a$$ wannabe “journalists” could’ve at least quoted some highlights. Girl, bye.

  3. RoyalKev November 18, 2017

    Unbelievable! This interview really touched on so many “hidden” issues some music artists are facing in today’s industry. I always felt like too many great artists are stuck in boxes that people refuse to place them out of simply because of the labels everyone wants you to wear! It’s not about the music anymore! This is why all of today’s popular urban music sounds the same! Creativity isn’t desired! The music scene is also in this weird dysfunctional state! There’s too many obstacles to deal with (sexism, racism, ageism and unfair privileges, favoritism afforded to certain individuals, etc)! It’s almost impossible for truly talented artists to have the thriving career they deserve! There must be a gimmick or machine behind you in order for this to reach a certain level. Once certain superstars do, there are still a billion limitations! Everyone was so up in arms about Bey singing at the country music awards, but Adele, Macklemore, Ed Sheeran, JT, etc have been all over R&B/Urban Billboard charts (because of radio programming). Janet hasn’t been asked back to do her own set for the Superbowl, but JT is getting first dibs! Whitney, Tina and many other music pioneers still haven’t been inducted into the rrhof , but they pass the honor over to artists that came way behind them (NWA, Tupac – not that these artists aren’t deserving ) to pacify some folks! It’s really hard to be encouraged to be artistic when you see how lop-sided things are! Music with substance goes unnoticed, following trends get you everywhere (even if it’s temporary)! I also think some artists that’s forced to work twice as hard as others shouldn’t have to! I don’t know what this will all result in 10 years from now, but at this rate – quality will be lost and music will be ruined!

    • Its me gowrl November 19, 2017

      Bitchhhh, u ridiculous comment is as long long as the interview. Ain’t nobody got time for that!

      • RoyalKev November 19, 2017

        Now gowrl you simply should have just bypass the comment if you have such a hard time reading more than 2 sentences! Nobody is putting time/work in trimming down their thoughts for people like you, unless it’s for twitter!

  4. The Wig Snatcher November 18, 2017

    When Black people stop depending on white people to make them hot, R&B and Hiphop will be stronger than ever.

    • ?? + ✈ = ? November 18, 2017

      Good luck with that ??

  5. Oh puhlease November 18, 2017

    I want to see her win! She needs a new stylist, a new publicist, probably better management and a label who will support her. She also needs to lose some of the attitude, she reminds me of Keyshia Cole, the anger and sadness. I also want to hear and see her go harder. Her talent is undeniable, but I want to see her go harder.

  6. Junior in Jamaica November 18, 2017

    I’m gonna need a summary…I can’t.

  7. Your Name November 18, 2017

    It doesn’t hurt to mention that her new music is lackluster. Her first two albums were amazing, especially “Anybody Wanna Buy A Heart”. Everything after that has been meh.

    • Oh November 18, 2017


  8. cc November 18, 2017

    i have always said that adelle was over rated…if her exactly voice was coming out of a black person it would be mediocre at best… close your eyes when listening to her and imagine a black person and you would not be impressed!

    • ?? + ✈ = ? November 18, 2017

      Hater much…

    • Rosy November 18, 2017

      Adele can sing stfu y’all blaming a white artist its up to consumers to buy your music Adele taylor swift have their fans buying their music white people will support their own no matter what ask Donald trump he admits to grabbing p**** and fifty percent white women voted for him black people will not back their own u can’t force white people to like blacks music to each his own taste you can promote a black artist if the black community is not supporting our own music who is to blame cardi got a number one no one wants sad music about your man leaving you these days

    • Ejai November 18, 2017

      I agree with you sentiments exactly. There are much better black rnb artists than Adele….but they black so their material don’t get the riveting acclaim that she goes for lesser work and talent.

  9. Oh November 18, 2017

    And yet folks still defend Nikki as if she is not some Regina George. That girl is evil and everyone who keeps it real has that to say about Miss Minaj. It’s said to be that paid and that evil.

    • DanYiel Iman November 18, 2017

      As I’ve been saying since she’s become the queen of pop!! Tricki Garbagh is a FRAUD!!??‍♂️

    • Rosy November 18, 2017

      That’s why her career in the dump you never win playing dirty nicki is garbage evil hateful she uses beyonce as if they best friends all nicki do is post pictures of herself on instagram about the latest fashion she rocking I never cared for her when she came out she seem conceited and spiteful at her age acting like Barbie she will be 37 soon

      • Caleb November 18, 2017

        Not for another two years.

  10. Dominick November 18, 2017

    God I Get It is one of her country songs, from her 2014 album. I still love it and country is the way to go! She can always add a lil’ bit of her rnb flavour to it. Same s*** with Keke Wyatt, that girl can SING COUNTRY so well too! And it needs to be done.

    I say, K. release this 6 tracks EP and see where it goes.
    If nothing, it’s gonna be kind of unique that black rnb chick is switching to country style. I know it has always been you, the country girl, but you can always use it as a marketing strategy. LOVE YA, bye.. Sending much love from Croatia! Your loyal fan

    ~ Doom

    • Yiorgo November 19, 2017

      It’s so cool to see that K Michelle has a fan from the Balkans!!!! WHEEEWWW, i always mentioned her when i visited my family in Greece but they didn’t know her lol She’s such an amazing artist, and this interview was crazy amazing

  11. nikki November 20, 2017

    the man in the red hat just want some ass from K.. stop sucking up

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