For years, K.Michelle has maintained that the legendary singer, R.Kelly, was nothing more than her mentor. Even in interviews, the Memphis bred native has said that while Kellz has been instrumental in her singing career, their relationship has always only been strictly professional. So what’s changed? It appears that R.Kelly did some accidental dry snitching, via an interview with ATL’s The Streetz 94.5?s “Morning Grind Show”. When asked if he’d heard her new album, Rebellious Soul, the Pied Piper said that he hadn’t and seemed a bit confused when the hosts said that K had wanted him to hear it personally:
Personally? Okay, alright. Nah, we’ve sat and had sessions and listen to uh, uh,uh, uh, uh, music and drinks. And we had a lot of fun…like backstage, after my show and things like that.
Well, listening to music and me giving her some lectures on what she can do to be better and when I tell her to do something, she do it.
The kicker is when asked about rumors that they’d been ‘more than musical friends, Kellz started stuttering a bit:
What? Well, you know I um, well, we did have a couple of drinks and after the show ‘Single Ladies’ tour and she did say she was single at some point and them I got drunk and I don’t know…I don’t know. I woke up and they said I had a good time. I had to trust it.
Listen to the audio below.
A few days after the interview spread like wildfire, R.Kelly tweeted the following message, apologizing:
I respect K.Michelle as an artist, and apologize if anything was said that offended her. Wasn’t anything like that. #allaboutthemusic. Once again morning radio gettin’ crazy! Trying to turn a backstage music hang with K. Michelle into somethin’ else.
Is R.Kelly back-peddling or did the radio personalities twist his words?