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Watch: K. Michelle Brings the Drama in ‘Rebellious Soul – The Musical’


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In case you were preoccupied last night (or just don’t have cable), the premiere of K.Michelle’s “Rebellious Soul Musical” aired on VH1. The R&B songstress shared her emotional story in the Idris Elba-directed hip-hopera set to re-written versions of the songs from her debut album Rebellious Soul.

Divided into three acts, the dark theatrical presentation captured the lust, love, heartache, and redemption of a woman struggling to break the cycle of bad romance, with a dramatic ending you wouldn’t expect.

Watch the full dramatic piece below:

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K. Michelle on Why She Did the ‘Rebellious Soul Musical’: “I am So Bored with R&B Music”


K. Michelle will make history tonight when her “Rebellious Soul Musical” airs on VH1.  The singer/songwriter poured her heart and soul into the making of this unique project, which was directed by Idris Elba, and extends the life of her acclaimed debut album Rebellious Soul.

While on a promo run in NYC for the special, K stopped by Hot 97 to chat with her friend Ebro about the musical and much more. During their conversation K revealed that one of her reasons for creating the project was out of boredom, but not just from her life but from R&B music in general. “I am so bored at this point with R&B music, very bored,” she explained. “It just seems like everybody, me included, we’re all singing the same type of, ‘he broke my heart,’ and it’s no men singing how much they love their women, they’re screaming ‘oh they ain’t loyal,’ everything sounds the same.”

Ebro agreed with K, but also blamed radio, and spoke briefly about the difficulty of breaking new sounds to the mainstream audience. K also spoke about her alleged beef with Elle Varner and why they are no longer cool, which had a lot to do with her management.

Check out the full interview below, and tune in to VH1 tonight at 10pm est for the premiere of K. Michelle’s ‘Rebellious Soul Musical.’

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K. Michelle Talks Stripper Past, ‘Rebellious Soul Musical’


K. Michelle will premiere her anticipated ‘Rebellious Soul Musical‘ tomorrow night on VH1, along with the release of the soundtrack and full digital visual on August 20.

Although many fans never knew, K worked as an exotic dancer in her early 20s to make ends meet when her son’s father left, and she needed money to pursue to singing career. While she has never spoken about it very much in the past, during a recent interview with HipHollywood in promotion for the musical, K opened up very honestly about the situation.

“It’s just the story of a woman,” she explained about the musical. “You know I used to be a dancer, and it’s nothing that I’m ashamed of, it’s part of me.”

When her boyfriend left and ended up marring another woman K was determined to make it on her own and not go back to Memphis. “I would go in and I would dance and I paid for every one of my studio sessions, and I paid for everything within my career. Then one day I made a lot of money and I said I’m never coming back, and for some reason I got a record deal the next week.”

The Rebellious Soul Musical is directed by Idris Elba and captures the lust, love, heartache and redemption of a fierce woman struggling to break the cycle of bad romance, set to 9 songs from K’s debut album Rebellious Soul.

Check out her revealing interview below, and tune in to the musical tomorrow night at 10pm est on VH1.

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Preview: K. Michelle – ‘The Rebellious Soul Musical’ (Behind The Scenes)

K. Michelle is gearing up for the premiere of “The Rebellious Soul Musical” which airs Aug. 19 on VH1.

The hip-hopera like production was directed by Idris Elba and features a storyline set to 8 songs off the singers debut album Rebellious Soul. It has been described as a “dramatic tale about struggle, heartbreak and deceit,” covering the topics of rape, infidelity, dishonesty, and more.

Prior to next week’s premiere take a look at a preview of the show with the short behind-the-scenes video above. If you haven’t seen it yet check out the music video for her song “Damn” here.

Watch: K.Michelle – ‘Damn’ (Video)


K.Michelle is gearing up for the debut of her Rebellious Soul Musical and if her latest video is anything to go by, it should be quite the show.

Releasing a new version to her fan favorite song, “Damn,” the former LHHATL star gives fans something else to hold on to while they wait for what’s to come. Setting the scene lying in bed waiting for the man she loves to call, the singer is seen sporting a blonde ponytail while belting out her feelings in the Idris Elba-directed visual.

Also adding in a few clips from the upcoming musical, the new rendition of “Damn” is sure to be a top contender amongst fans. Along with the premiere of the Rebellious Soul Musical on Tuesday, August 19, K revealed via Twitter that the remixes to each song will be available as well.

Until then, check out the visual after the jump!

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Trailer: K. Michelle – ‘The Rebellious Soul Musical’


K. Michelle is showing her artisty on another level with the upcoming premiere of “The Rebellious Soul Musical.”

The special televised visual experience is set to air August 19 at 10PM EST/9C on VH1. Directed by Idris Elba, the R&B songstress has compared the concept to R. Kelly’s infamous ‘Trapped In The Closet’ series. It will feature a dramatic story line centered around the music and songs from her debut album Rebellious Soul.

Additionally, her very own personal reality show titled ‘My Life’ is set to premiere November 3rd on VH1.

Check out the official trailer for the musical below:

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‘Verses and Flow’ Returns in August with Maxwell, K. Michelle, Joe & More

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TV One and Lexus have announced the return of their NAACP Image Award-nominated variety show Verses and Flow, premiering Saturday, August 16.

The eight-episode season will feature R&B stars Maxwell, K. Michelle, Joe, Johnny Gill, Ruben Studdard, Candice Glover, Gary Clark Jr., Sebastian Mikael, Leela James, Anthony Hamilton, Alice Smith, Mali Music and more than 25 of the best up-and-coming spoken word poets.

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K. Michelle Announces Premiere Date of New Reality Show

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K. Michelle has been one busy bee since the release of her 2013 debut album Rebellious Soul.

Transitioning away from hit reality show ‘Love & Hip-Hop,’ which helped the singer gain national attention, she is getting ready to launch her very own personal show titled ‘My Life.’ The program is said to focus more on her daily life as a recording artist, and not be centered around drama and ratchet activity.

Taking to social media K has revealed the show is set to premiere November 3rd on VH1.

While she has been recording for her second album, K. Michelle has also been working on the ‘Rebellious Soul Musical,’ which is said to be written in a similar vein as R. Kelly’s famed ‘Trapped In The Closet‘ series, telling a story through the songs from her debut album.

She has teased fans with a quick preview clip. Check it out below:

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