K. Michelle explains what she's actually singing about on new single, "Kim K"
The R&B singer reveals the true meaning behind the lyrics.
K. Michelle is well known for keeping it all the way 100, whether in her music or in her life outside the studio.
Most recently, her new song, “Kim K,” has got everyone talking, with its lyrics causing a bit of a stir on social media.
“Wish I could be a Kardashian, so I could be Black,” she sings. “They ask if it’s real, I say it’s real fat / Don’t get caught up in facts, ’cause ain’t s–t real / And ain’t s–t funny.”
The lyrics in question have many fans feeling as though she is bashing Kim Kardashian, when instead, K. Michelle says she wrote the song to comment on the deeper cultural issue of non-POC appropriating the styles and flyness of Black women.
“I see some blogs trying to make My song ‘Kim K’ messy, lord if u only knew how fly I think she is!” the Tennessee native posted on Twitter. “The statement behind the song is black women are rarely given credit for our cultural trends and flyness.”
She then continued on in a series of tweets, further adding to the context and deeper meaning behind the song.
“Truths can be spoken without a shade tree behind them,” K. Michelle continued. “For ages Black women have been taught by society that our image isn’t good enough for mainstream or that we need to make changes. I believed them and made those SOME of those changes, only 2 regret it.”
“Kim K” appears on K. Michelle’s forthcoming album, Kimberly: The People I Used to Know, which is slated for a release this Friday (Dec. 5). While speaking exclusively with REVOLT TV, the singer explains how the album represents a new chapter of self-discovery and self-empowerment for her, with the project empowering her to reclaim her old, true self.
See K. Michelle’s sit-down with REVOLT in the clip above, and check out her recent commentary regarding her new single “Kim K” in the tweets below.