K. Michelle of VH1’s “Love & Hip Hop Atlanta,” chats with Contact Atlanta
K. Michelle of VH1’s “Love & Hip Hop Atlanta,” chats with Contact Atlanta about her career accomplishments and recent success as a reality superstar.
According to R&B singer, K. Michelle, she’s been in the music industry for over four years, and got her record deal with Jive Records over three years ago. During the beginning of her music career, singer R. Kelly took K. Michelle under his wings and served somewhat as her mentor. “I appreciate him for taking time out to recognize my talent,” said K. Michelle. “I really learned a lot from him.”
K. Michelle recently released her mixtape boldly titled, “0 F*cks Given,” which features her personal remixes to “Amen” by Meek Mill, “Drank In My Cup” by Kirko Bangz, “Steady Mobbin” by Lil Wayne, and many more; however, the majority of her songs on this mixtape are original tracks. When asked how she comes up with her material and what inspires her to write, she deeply answered with a simple, yet heartfelt response, “Life.”
Two weeks ago, K. Michelle and her co-star, Erica Dixon (known on “Love & Hip Hop Atlanta” as the mother of Lil Scrappy’s child), both teamed up with the ‘Saving Our Daughters Organization’, which consisted of taking 10 young women out to the Glam Bar Salon for a makeover day. “Being that I am a survivor of domestic violence, we wanted to take young girls who have been in our situations out for a makeover and to hopefully keep them from going through what we’ve been through,” said K. Michelle. “I was excited to do this for the girls, because I knew it would make them happy and it was fulfilling to see them appreciate it and enjoy themselves.”
Although many people know K. Michelle for her music abilities, she has now gained an even larger fan base from her appearances on VH1’s “Love & Hip Hop Atlanta.” Every Monday, “Love & Hip Hop Atlanta” floods timelines on Twitter and raids news feeds on Facebook, with the fans discussing current situations on the show. “I’ve always been very open about who I am as an artist,” she said. “People have known exactly the type of person I am through my Twitter, interviews, and even at my shows. The camera didn’t change the person that I really am. I’m just myself.”
The day of this interview, we asked our followers on Twitter what questions they had for K. Michelle. One of her fans asked, “Once an artist is established, how tough is it for them to remain relevant in the industry?” K. Michelle responded, “I would say you just have to keep working. If you’re a musician, put your music out, but make sure you invest in other things that you like to do as well.”
As far as future plans, K. Michelle also mentioned that besides her upcoming shows, she has recently finished her EP, which is coming out soon.
Brent Yancy-Contributing Writer