VH1’s “Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta,” a spin-off of the popular New York series, premiered Monday (June 18) with a new batch of players and a whole lot of drama.
And on the premiere, singer K. Michelle reveals that she was abused by an ex that helped her score a $2 million deal with Jive Records. He supposedly blew through all her money before leaving her for another woman. While she doesn’t name names, many are assuming that the man she was involved with that “beat [her] a–” is Jive executive Mickey “Memphitz” Wright, who is currently married to Lil’ Wayne’s ex-wife, Toya.
On her website, K. Michelle’s bio reads:
“Thanks to a chance run in with fellow hometown native Memphitz, Michelle got the big break she needed. During a trip to Jive’s New York offices, she spotted Memphitz in the hallway wearing a ‘901’ chain, symbolizing the area code of Memphis. ‘I introduced myself to him. I had nothing to lose,’ remembers Michelle. ‘He asked me what I was doing there trying to get a record deal without him.’ A week later, now under the Hitz Committee Entertainment, K. Michelle wowed executives and received a deal. ‘God knew I needed somebody that could understand my struggle and develop me into a better artist. Memphitz is the best person to work with me.'”
Do you think she’ll ever reveal her abuser by name on the show?