K. Michelle Talks Elle Varner Beef, Meek Mill Friendship & New Musical in Hot 97 Interview [VIDEO]
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Mixtape titles like ‘Still No F—s Given’ should signify how blunt K. Michelle is. Doubters of that fact can turn to the R&B star’s latest interview with Hot 97’s ‘Ebro in the Morning’ to experience her real deal honesty.
After touching on her previous relationship with host Ebro on a previous visit, K. Michelle sets the record straight about her beef with R&B peer Elle Varner. The drama involves a bit of alleged stolen material and Meek Mill.
According to K. Michelle, she initially had a song called ‘Ride Out’ that she really liked but her management told her not to release the effort because it was “too big for her.” In other words, it meant that the song didn’t fit into her “heartbreak and being down and out” image.
Michelle played that record for Varner, who shares the same management team as the ‘Rebellious Soul’ creator. Soon, the former ‘Love & Hip Hop’ star claims that Varner then played her a similar record (‘Cold Case‘) where she takes her style — basically stealing ‘Ride Out,’ which appears on K. Michelle’s debut album.
The cattiness followed. Michelle tells Ebro and Laura Stylez that she had been a friend to Varner when she was going through a breakup with New York Knicks player Iman Shumpert. Varner also knew Michelle had harbored a crush on Meek Mill, which is why the ‘V.S.O.P.’ singer was surprised when she wrote a tweet that said, “Yeah Meek tried to talk to me and I swerved him.” Photos of Varner cuddled up with Meek Mill soon appeared on her Instagram.
The picture inspired Michelle to fire back with an Instagram comment: “You are definitely in need of a REFILL as thirsty as you are. Jokes on you and you didn’t even know it!” This led to Michelle being labeled the jealous ex-best friend by some media outlets.
Despite the shots, Michelle told Hot 97 that she was genuinely hurt by the way things transpired.
“By my friend, yeah,” Michelle says. “I am hurt because that was my friend. I am very, very hurt by that. That I tried to be there for you through your breakup and you turned into mini-K. Michelle.”
K. Michelle is set to star in the new VH1 series, ‘My Life,’ which follows her life beyond ‘Love & Hip Hop.’ That series premieres Nov. 3. ‘Rebellious Soul: The Musical,’ her hip-hopera, premieres tonight (Aug. 19) on VH1.