Thursday night’s Love And Hip Hop Atlanta premiere party was everything we hoped it would be: dramatic, comic… and wrapped in tight dresses. Mimi, Joseline, Stevie J and Ericka made the trip to New York, but it was K. Michelle who stole the show. It’s difficult to compete with Stevie J, Joseline, and Momma Dee when it comes to generating excitement, but this season, Michelle is generating major buzz onscreen, and off-.
The Q&A got heated when a man who identified himself as a BOSSIP employee asked Mimi if she considered herself a role model. After Mimi answered, K.Michelle gave an intense two-minute response, calling out Bossip for publishing an article that she deemed hurtful to her fans and her February performance in New York at BB King’s.
“It’s unfortunate that K.Michelle chose last night’s LHHATL premiere party as an opportunity to blast BOSSIP, however we can’t say that we’re particularly surprised given her past behavior on the show and on Twitter,” says BOSSIP Senior Editor Janeé Bolden, who identified the man who asked the question as an intern for BOSSIP’s parent company, Moguldom Media. “We’re known for going hard on celebrities, but we’re also known for working with them when they give us something to work with. Michelle had plenty of opportunities to air any grievances with us in private before the event. Last night’s outburst was not only unnecessary, it was completely misdirected since the gentleman who asked her the question was not even a member of the BOSSIP editorial staff.”
Michelle had a different take on the incident. “It’s not in my job description to take abuse from bloggers,” she responded yesterday. “I have a voice just like they do and just because I’m in the public eye doesn’t make it right that I should be immune to any type of disrespect. A statement was made by the always negative BOSSIP, that my concerts and fans use EBT/ food stamps. To make fun of people who have to receive this type of government assistance is not only insensitive but unprofessional. The comment directed towards my castmate was also inappropriate. I took a stand, these blogs are out of control. We are human and their comments are hurtful. My job is to be an artist, connect with my fans, and deliver every time I hit the stage. It’s time to take it back to what’s most important, the music.”
VH1 also spoke to Michelle after the Love And Hip Hop Atlanta event about her tendency to speak her mind. Watch the video below.
Love And Hip Hop Atlanta premieres on Monday, April 22 at 8/7 C.