Looks like R&B songstress K Michelle is trying to make her foray into country music, and she wants the good folks of Nashville, Tennessee to put some respect on her name.
The “Can’t Raise A Man” singer unexpectedly took the stage at a local Nashville hotspot, where she ranted off her credentials to the crowd and declared herself the next Taylor Swift.
In a now deleted post, K explains she showed up to the venue uninvited. “You can’t keep telling me I can’t sing your music but the truth is, it’s mine. It’s ours. We bleed the same blood.”
In the footage she tells the crowd, “My name is K. Michelle, I have three number one albums on Billboard, you can pull out your Google right now as we speak, no lie.”
Continuing, “I am here in Nashville, I just got done sitting down with Mr. Chris Stapleton, you guys can pull it up…. And I am a Black girl who sings better than any white mother*cking country singer in Nashville right now. I have a ton of your favorite people behind me. So when I say I am the next motherf*cking Taylor Swift, it’s not a motherf*cking joke.”
“I’m Black as sh*t and I listen to city girls, and I curse motherfuckers out.”
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Despite our deep Southern roots, the world of country has tried to shut Black people out of participating in events and Billboard chart rankings associated with the genre.
Country fans had a fit when Beyonce performed her “Lemonade” single ‘Daddy Lessons’ at the Country Music Awards in 2016. Just recently, rapper Lil Nas X’s single ‘Old Town Road’ was taken off the hot country music billboard charts, but then re-added when Bill Ray Cyrus jumped on the track.
Seems like K. Michelle wants in on the action.