K. Michelle just strolled in high. The vibrant thang, known for her unfiltered Rebellious Soul LP and her hair-pulling scraps on Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta, released her new single “Love ‘Em All”—essentially a response to Chris Brown’s ho diss “Loyal“—and downed an edible (marijuana-laced snackie) before strutting into VIBE HQ. While previewing new tunes from her next LP, she discussed the roll-out plan for album no. 2, how Idris Elba is IRL and why she’s doing work on her body. —Adelle Platon (@adelleplaton)
VIBE: Your new single “Love ‘Em All” boasts some interesting lyrics.
K. Michelle: I wanted to do something that was just fun, you know? The men had [this song] “these bitches ain’t loyal” so I wanted to really respond to it. You just get to the point where you’re like “You know, I date” and that’s what I wanna do. Women have become so good at the games because they’ve been played so much. I just wanted to do a record that basically said what most women do but they won’t say.
So this is definitely from real-life experiences?
Yes, absolutely! Every song on my record is about somebody. I just did that record because I was going through it and we’re about to release a short movie to announce the album title and do something different. It’s not a visual album but I want it to be very innovative.
You also recently did a musical and worked with Idris Elba, who the ladies always fawn over. What’s a surprising fact about him that you don’t think everybody else knows about Idris?
He’s not this uptight, manly man. He’s really goofy and fun. I think [women] see him in an older, grown man type way. He’s really hilarious and real and he has a [youthfulness] about him.
There are whispers that you also have a sitcom in the works with Jamie Foxx.
[Laughs] You know, let me clear that up. I looked around everywhere and I was like “Oh, I do?” I do have a sitcom coming and I will give you guys the full details, soon. I would say it’d be like Eve, Girlfriends, that type of show. Comedy about real life that will also be challenging some difficult situations within it.
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