The song “Old Town Road” by Lil Nas X sparked a debate after Billboard magazine dropped the song from his Country charts in April. Many were upset at the chart tracker for removing a track which clearly sounds like Country music, yet artists like Post Malone live on the Hip-Hop charts. Some Country fans actually had a fit when Beyonce performed her “Lemonade” single ‘Daddy Lessons’ at the Country Music Awards in 2016.
One Black artist who has always expressed her love for Country music is K. Michelle. The former Love & Hip-Hop star has lived on the R&B charts but has sang with a “country twang” as you can see in the video below.
The outspoken Kimberly continues to express her desire to sing in the genre and took it to another level, crashing Nashville’s “Nash Edition” show. She took the mic and minced no words.
“Hello Nashville. My name is K. Michelle,” she said. “I have three number one albums on Billboard. You can pull out your Google right now, as we speak, no lie. I currently am here in Nashville, I just got through sitting down with Chris Stapleton, you guys can pull [him] up. I am a Black girl. And guess what? I’m a Black girl who sings better than any white motherf***er country singer in Nashville right now. And guess what? I have a ton of your favorite people behind me!”
The Life & Times Of K. Michelle (Photo Gallery)
1. Los Angeles Soul Music Festival At Exposition ParkSource: 1 of 15
2. 2016 Pure Heat Community FestivalSource: 2 of 15
3. Sevyn Streeter In Concert – Atlanta, GASource: 3 of 15
4. K. Michelle Birthday Celebration Hosted by TrinaSource: 4 of 15
5. Allure Sunday’s Hosted By K. MichelleSource: 5 of 15
6. K. Michelle Official Concert After PartySource: 6 of 15
7. K. Michelle Performs At The Pride Festival – Charlotte, NCSource: 7 of 15
8. Hair Show Weekend With K. Michelle And NellySource: 8 of 15
9. K. Michelle Album Preview For ‘Kimberly: The People I Used To Know’Source: 9 of 15
10. K. Michelle Birthday Listening PartySource: 10 of 15
11. K Michelle In Concert – Atlanta, GeorgiaSource: 11 of 15
12. 2016 Pure Heat Community FestivalSource: 12 of 15
13. Hair Show Day Party Hosted By K. MichelleSource: 13 of 15
14. K. Michelle Official Concert After PartySource: 14 of 15
15. Celebration For A CureSource: 15 of 15
She added: “When I say, ‘I’m the next motherf****g Taylor Swift,’ it’s not a motherf*****g joke,” she said. “It’s the motherf****g truth. I’m Black as sh*t. I listen to City Girls, and I curse motherf****rs out. But guess what? I can play that mother****g guitar!”
The show’s host, Tyler Rayn showed his support for K. Michelle on social media and called out Country Music’s lack of diversity in the post below.
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I was honored to share the stage last night with Billboard-topping artist @kmichellemusic – Although some people were taken aback by her delivery, I couldn’t be more proud to have her message shared on the @nashedition stage. I personally know that Nashville still has a long way to go before it will hear everyone’s voices. Conversations like these are what will cause people to actually start listening. @kmichellemusic – thank you for making amazing music and for sharing your truth. @theshaderoom ・・・ #PressPlay: #KMichelle #taylorswift #theshaderoom #nashville #countrymusic #rnb
It’s clear that K. Michelle not only has an amazing voice, but she can also sing just about anything. Hopefully, she can get her chance at belting out some tunes at the Grand Ole Opry one day.
SOURCE | BET
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