The multi-talented, brazenly honest, fierce and feisty, blossoming megastar known as K. Michelle blazed into Philadelphia last week making several appearances throughout the “City of Brotherly Love.” Her whirlwind day celebrating the release of her debut album, Rebellious Soul, and the success of its first single, “V.S.O.P.” (aka “Very Special”), culminated in a Q&A with select fans, media, and other celebrities at Whisper nightclub located on the 1700 block of Walnut Street.
K. Michelle entered the room wearing thick, flowing blond hair, a sleek black top, and short shorts that were nearly as provocative as her career. Her heels were easily 7 inches. She carried herself with an impressive balance of grace and confidence.
“Thank you,” K. Michelle greeted the cheering crowd. “My supporters have my back!” she acknowledged enthusiastically.
The reality star achieved notoriety through her antics on Love and Hip Hop Atlanta. Now that she has people's attention, K. Michelle is proving she has something worthwhile to say — and an incredible voice to say it with.
“As an artist . . . to be a complete artist, you can’t just produce and sing, you gotta write," she stated. "And, you can’t depend on someone else to write what’s in your head.”
“I don’t sing some s***, I sing about what it is," she continued. “My songs are about what people think in their heads, but are afraid to say.”
Throughout the event, K. Michelle was open, candid, and real. In fact, as the Q&A progressed, she indicated that she would prefer her fans ask their own questions instead of letting the interviewer run down his list. There were a rocky few moments when the fans were first given access to the microphone because all they seemed interested in was expressing their love and requesting a photo with the artist. K. Michelle quickly took control of the situation and guided the Q&A in the direction of a productive, entertaining and insightful exchange. She joked with her audience about butt lifts, body sculpting, her love of wigs, and her distaste for bras.
The night ended on a more serious note, something that was as much advice as it was, maybe, a confession. “It takes years of hustle and struggle,” the artist confided, “It’s a fight. Just because you want to sing, that doesn’t make you an artist! I sometimes have 8 events a day, but you have to keep smiling, you gotta show your supporters love . . . No matter what!”