K. Michelle Clarifies The Lyrics Behind Her New Single, “Kim K”

K. Michelle Clarifies The Lyrics Behind Her New Single, “Kim K”

"Truths can be spoken without a shade tree behind them."

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K. Michelle has never been one to bite her tongue, especially when it comes to her music. But it appears as though the singer's latest effort, "Kim K," a critique of pop culture's obsession with The Kardashians, has ruffled quite a few feathers. 

The Tennessee native, however, is ready to set the record straight. 

Gearing up for the release of her introspective fourth studio album, Kimberly: The People I Used to Know, the song was released early last week and swiftly set social media ablaze. The R&B soulstress holds nothing back as she rhymes over the track about society’s covert hypocrisy that keeps Black women caged in but allows women like Kim Kardashian and her family to flourish from the culture of those same trivialized Black women.

“Wish I could be a Kardashian, so I could be Black,” she croons. “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.”

Following the song's debut, K received a bit of criticism as many fans began to insinuate that the singer was shading the famous socialite. However, according to the Atlantic Records signee, that is far from the case.

Taking to Twitter on Monday morning (Dec. 4), K explained the context behind the song. "I see some blogs trying to make My song 'Kim K' messy, lord if u only knew how fly I think she is!" she wrote. "The statement behind the song is black women are rarely given credit for our cultural trends and flyness."

The Anybody Wanna Buy A Heart singer further continued to explain the context behind the song, saying, "Don't shoot the messenger, I just write life."

Take a look at K. Michelle's full remarks on her new single "Kim K" below. 

Written by Kai Miller

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