Former “Love and Hip Hop” star K. Michelle is sticking to her guns when it comes to singing country music.
The R&B singer caused quite a ruckus over the weekend after a video surfaced of her bombarding a country music stage in Nashville, Tennessee, claiming she sings better than any white country artist in the city.
Since her apparent meltdown, she’s seemingly addressed the incident in an Instagram post. Monday morning, K. Michelle shared a post describing the type of woman she is and indicated that she was seemingly unapologetic for the recent measures she took.
“I am Woman. I am Radical in my efforts and strong in my beliefs,” she wrote. “I am all things unapproved of, but all things needed. I am unapologetic in a world where the things that are hard to discuss don’t, and most likely go never being said.”
She continued, “Lol, a singer who God saw fit to sing all things, and I curse like a sailor at 5am. I am a lot of things, but out of them all ‘IM THE TRUTH.'”
Of course, her post triggered an array of reactions.
“That’s why I love u K, u keeps it 💯👑 Every time I see you, hear you speak, and most importantly sing I always feel nothing but genuine from you. I agree you are the truth with so much passion.”
“Acting like a hood rat and saying you sing better than any white country singer will NEVER get you there! Humble yourself and apologize! The reason your career never got to where you want it to, is because you act like a crazy person who is narcissistic and feels entitled!”
“Girl you were meant to sing country and remain unapologetic in your stance! The best part of being a Kimberly Pate fan is you know she’s going to give you real and raw truth. 🎯 I love the authenticity and truth that K speaks.”
“Thank you for saying what you said at that Nashville thing I always hated that you are not recognized for the country songs that you have done. You are super talented keep doing you they will get it one day ❤️the real ones know 👸🏾.”
Earlier this week K., took to the stage of a Nashville venue and said, “I am a Black girl that sings better than any white mutherf–king country singer in Nashville right now! And guess what I have a ton of your favorite people behind me, so when I say I’m the next mutherf–king Taylor Swift, it’s not a joke, it’s the truth.”
K. Michelle is one of many Black artists who’ve experienced the country music industry trying to turn them away. During the Country Music Awards in 2016, pop megastar Beyoncé Knowles received backlash from country fans after performing her “Lemonade” single “Daddy Lessons” with the Dixie Chicks.
Also rapper Lil Nas X‘s single “Old Town Road” was removed from the country music Billboard charts for reportedly not being “country enough.” It however was added back to the charts once he added longtime country singer Billy Ray Cyrus to it.