“I’m the BIGGER Artist”, K.Michelle REFUSED to perform, angers hundreds of Tampa Fans, over show order

Posted on Oct 2 2012 - 5:31am by Funky Dineva

This weekend there may may not have been any shaking of tables, but something was definitely shaking. Then again, maybe not. Nothing was shaking as far as K.Michelle is concerned. Hundreds of Tampa fans are livid right now, as K. Michelle refused to perform for fans who paid to see her along with Musiq Soul Child and Lyfe Jennings. Who’s to blame? K. Michelle says the promoters, the promoters say K.Michlle. Catch These T’s.

K.Michelle, damn girl!! As much as The Doll is trying to ride with you, you keep doing things or finding yourself in situations that is bringing you tons of negative press!! ughhhhhh. So apparently, K. Michelle was paid $5,000 to do a show in Tampa. The show line up was supposed to be as follows: K.Michelle, Lyfe Jennings, Musiq Soul Child. uhmmm Sounds ok to me, I guess. Well, Miss Michelle wasn’t feeling it. She put in a request to the promoter to have Lyfe perform first, on the basis that she was the BIGGER name.  The promoter refused K.Michelle’s request and she got to walking. It’s jacked up because regardless of the order, the fans that paid to see 3 acts only saw 2.

Lets dig into the BIGGER name thing.  We’ve got to first develop some sort of criteria on what we are using to gauge BIGGER. Did K.Michelle let her ego get in the way that night? Was she truly being a Diva  or was she justified in her position?  Fact of the matter is, no matter what you think of yourself, you are only as big as OTHER people think you are in terms of public notoriety and fame. K. Michelle as I see it is a tad bit more relevant right now coming off the success of Love & Hip Hop Atlanta. However, Lyfe Jennings has put out several albums and people do know who he is. So which one of them is the BIGGER name? Again, How are we defining BIGGER.  If i had had to choose sides, I would have to say that I think K.Michelle was wrong. At the end of the day, the paying fans are more important than your ego. I’d be curious to hear what she has to say.

Perhaps I’ll call her. Here’s what Lyfe Jennings had to say:


Promptly after this fiasco, K. Michelle took to twitter and had this to say:

I’ve never missed a show a day in my life. I would never stand my fans up period. I was told no by the promoters, he didn’t like my request.

Who is the BIGGER name K.Michelle or Lyfe Jennings?


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  1. Helya October 15, 2012 at 2:26 pm - Reply

    Regardless what order they go in, Artist should always remain professional. At the end of the day you got to remember you character is what is at stake. For now on she needs to have her request up front (long before the event) to see if they can be met.

  2. Kandy October 3, 2012 at 4:25 pm - Reply

    Tampa is Ghetto Ass Hell anyways If I was her I wouldn’t wanted to perform either. TAMPA have all that “DROP MONEY” a.k.a. ILLEGAL TAX RETURN MONEY and yet their complaining about losing money that was NEVER theirs. LOL Black People are so funny they’ll BASH their own kind. Let the girl LIVE. She disappointed her fans with one show…WHO HASN’T MISSED A SHOW? She tweeted she’s going to come back for a FREE SHOW. END OF DISCUSSION.

    • Jay February 17, 2013 at 8:36 am - Reply

      Obviously if people are complaining about loosing money…they are not doing drops. Hello….people do work for a living in Tampa! Just because a few ignorant people do drops does not mean everybody in Tampa does. Professional is something she wasn’t that night ..point blank period! What were you saying about people BASHING their own kind???? Sounds like you just did a lot of unnecessary BASHING! Hater!!

    • Bliss February 17, 2013 at 5:25 pm - Reply

      What? You label the entire city because of a K Michele concert? Your beyond ignorant. Try thinking before using any instruments ie computer. And WHO is bashing Black people? It seems YOU ARE !! Paying patrons who lost money, time and respect (for the artist) have the right to respond. Geeeez And the “drop” issue is MUCH larger than the dummies pictured in the newspaper. The true ppl behind the scandal will NEVER be on the news or in the newspapers. GET A BOOK !!

  3. DallasDiva October 3, 2012 at 2:23 pm - Reply

    I hate to type this because I was a fan of KMichelle, well asa person based off of L&HH ATL. Personally I have heard one instance of KMichelle singing and that would be during a FunkyDineva interview. Now I personally do not think this is an issue over who is the bigger artist or nbot because KMichelle had the lineup of the evening Im sure well in advance and could have at any time madea request to be second performer BEFORE showing up minutes before performing, demanding a slot swith. Secondly, I have been known to read people very well and Dineva when you were interviewing KMichelle in ATL in the salon and asked her to sing it took about three no’s and then at of no where she finally belted out a beautiful ballad. I think KMichelle was a little scared to sing and I think she may have a few issues with stage fright. Any artist who needs there name out there would have performed regardless of pay or slot. I believe there was another inter view I watched a clip on, not sure of the station, but it was while l&hh atl was on the air and she was asked to sing and hesitated again!! I believe KMichelle has the voice but something is very off with her mentally. Not saying she has real issues but moresostagefright. Just my opinion!

    • Cashmere October 3, 2012 at 4:14 pm - Reply

      I agree. She might have had some type of stage fright or something in that nature. But those were some Janky Ass Promoters.

  4. Cashmere October 3, 2012 at 2:11 pm - Reply

    People are so petty. When Joseline (from LAHH) was suppose to come to Tampa,Fl last week at Hollywood Nights, no one made a big deal about it. She even lied on her twitter stating “Tampa, I’ll be there tonight, Love you guys.” at 7:00PM. She made all those people spend their money on admission and grooming and etc. She was PAID & FULL and yet pulled a NO CALL/ NO SHOW. Did this hit the news No! But as soon as Miss K. Michelle miss a show It’s World War 2. Rick Ross came to Tampa, FL in August for the release of his new album promised a performance and came late and only did a walk-thru. People spent goo money to see him to. But, Tsmpa did not rant about it they took it as another lost. Anyone who paid their money to see K.Michelle is entitled to a refund from the Straz Center. So it’s not like you got robbed. It’s not the end of the world. Things like this happens all the time. Lyfe performed all OLD songs from 3,4,5 years ago. Musiq Soulchild….ummm….that’s all I can say. If you ask me, neither one of them is bigger then each other (K.Michelle or Lyfe0 but if that’s how she feels that’s how she feels. SHE BROUGHT THE CROWN. PERIOD.

  5. Malaysia October 3, 2012 at 1:56 pm - Reply

    Regardless of what went on backstage, the promoters were very unprofessional and they should of never bashed her how they did at the show. We only heard their side of the story. It was very disappointing not to see K perform, but hey things happen. We are all human and we all understand. Yes, Lyfe has more recors and experience then K. Michelle, but that concert was her all day. Everyone thought Lyfe was still in prison. The crowd booed Musiq Soulchild. The whole crowd was there to see her. Yes, her fans did not care if she went first, second, or last and it is a business, but we are not blaming K because we do not know what went on backstage. At all. And how they are blowing the issue out of proportion just shows me how evil people are. Everyone that is posting this story including BET.com did not get her side of the story and that’s not how you do things. She promised to come back to Tampa,Fl for a free show and I will be their like church on Sunday morning. #TeamK.Michelle ( And yes I was in attendance at the concert in Tampa and I paid $128 dollars to see her. I got my money back and yet I would spend it agsin to see her!)

  6. Dina October 3, 2012 at 9:59 am - Reply

    Lyfe has made a name for himself musically more than K.Michelle…so she’s wrong to think that a reality show should boost her as a “bigger artist” than Lyfe…even though neither are big names in general.

  7. Loving Me Some Dineva October 3, 2012 at 9:07 am - Reply

    She needs to be happy someone is trying to come and see her. She was dying for representation on the show. Sing your song for your fans and keep the bs to the side. She is not worth top billing over Musiq or Lyfe. Both are in my ipod to stay and have been for years. She has a reputation for being immature and messy in the music business industry, which is why despite her talent-no one wants to mess with her. There are too many artist who are just as talented as her without the antics and ego. Act right K. Michelle.

  8. Lena October 3, 2012 at 6:48 am - Reply

    Why didn’t you call her before you posted this blog? I hate only having one side to a story. I always do my research before passing judgment sooo…according to Royce, who defended K. Michelle on twitter. K tried to perform; she wanted to perform and waited to go on. K. Michelle was ready in her dressing room but OTHER egos/issues caused her not to. Royce said, in the video that has been posted on youtube, she was trying to get K to calm down and perform because K. Michelle was getting cursed out for no reason (by the promoters I assume) and she wanted to leave. Royce also stated that Tampa shouldn’t be mad at K. Michelle because K wanted to perform and was ready. I’m team K. Michelle all day but she has to understand things like this, regardless if you are truly at fault or not, is not a good look for an up and coming artist. I also feel like she shouldn’t be the one speaking to any promoter, where the hell are her people/manager??? Negative stories like this can definitely be avoided. But let’s all be real for just a second, who knew Lyfe was out??? K. Michelle has become somewhat of a household name but her fans should def be number one on her list of priorities when it comes to her music career (I’m not 100% sold on the fact that she would just walk out and leave the people that came to see her disappointed like that), the people that came to see her didn’t care when she performed. She needs to remember she is building a brand. This whole thing is a business. It is now time for her to start looking at herself as a business woman.

    • Lena October 3, 2012 at 6:56 am - Reply

      Don’t get me wrong, I think Lyfe is amazing and I love everything he has done. His music career definitely, without question surpasses K. Michelle’s. I would love for him to start putting out new music. I even think a song with him and K would be dope.

    • Loving Me Some Dineva October 3, 2012 at 9:13 am - Reply

      “where the hell are her people/manager” She doesnt have one because no one want to work with her. You ever thought what did she say that warranted her being cursed out by performers in the first place? I bet she showed her a@@ then when she heard she has to give the 5grand back, she decided she wanted to perform and they said no. They should have put the fans first and let her perform. She said she will be doing a free show to make up for the problems that arose on this show, so that is nice of her.

    • Bliss October 3, 2012 at 2:06 pm - Reply

      Tampa SHOULD BE and IS mad !! Regardless what was going on in the back, we were waiting for an hour and a half for someone to show!! Kmichelle should of at least told her fans what was going on. Music Soulchild was having a concert by himself, to himself. We only had Lyfe and should be refunded for being lied to. That concert was a huge disappointment and confirms my reluctance to seeing low-budject performers live. Geeeez !! What a waste of time!!! She didn’t even post anything on Twitter, its as if SHE DOESN’T CARE ABOUT HER FANS !!! Kmichelle didn’t even acknowledge the incident!!! I’m pissed !!!

      • Cashmere October 3, 2012 at 2:14 pm - Reply

        Actually, the Straz Center is giving refunds! And she did say something to her fans via Twitter & Instagram. And she’s coming back for a free show.

  9. Tawanna October 3, 2012 at 12:55 am - Reply

    Just because you have a little reality show fame doesn’t mean you’re a bigger artist. I hate so say it, but this type of behavior is why K. Michelle will never make it in this industry. It amazes me that she hasn’t achieved anything, but has so much ego and mouth. This is why people refuse to work with her, and think that she is crazy. I had no clue who she was before Love and Hip Hop, and I still don’t care because her attitude turns me off. She is a talented woman, but I can’t get past her antics. Lyfe Jennings may not be a household name either, but he has had some success in music and not just on a reality show. Regardless of who went before who, they were both opening acts.

  10. James October 2, 2012 at 7:51 pm - Reply

    I co-sign with the Doll, I’m trying to ride with you K. Michelle but this was real funky…not even funky it was FONKY

  11. Delvin C October 2, 2012 at 6:48 pm - Reply

    I believe that K.Michelle is more relevant at the moment and to be honest I didn’t know that Lyfe was even out of jail. But with that being say, K. Michelle I love you boo and I’m always gonna rock with you but you need to check your ego at the door. I don’t care when you performed rather it be 1st, 2nd or last you had fans there to see you and you left them disappointed.

  12. stone October 2, 2012 at 5:18 pm - Reply

    Who would want to see either one of them? Musiq Soulchild is alright as long as he don’t take off them glasses.

  13. INTHATORDER October 2, 2012 at 2:47 pm - Reply

    **CRICKETS** Yes…I’m thinking K.Michelle better get a hold of herself quick. As Chris Rock would say…Artist are here today…and gone today. The chick don’t have too many more bridges to burn. Lyfe is clearly a bigger artist(years in, body of work, quality of work)…and I’ve never got this whole thing about who is first, second or last.
    Your performance is either gonna be remembered or it’s not. The End

  14. gato October 2, 2012 at 2:01 pm - Reply

    Lyfe is a bigger name. I really like K. Michelles voice, as a fan of hers I wish she would get it together. She may have gained alot of fans at that event. Bad move, gurl.

    • deliciamo October 2, 2012 at 2:39 pm - Reply

      Seriously!! K-michelle is an underground artist. Lyfe Jennings is an actual award nominee artist.That would be like Rasheeda telling Mc-Lyte that she’s not singing before her. GET YO LIFE K-michelle. Janelle opened up for Prince in Chicago and she’s a Cover Girl Model. That girl was singing and happy to just be on stage. K-michelle is Ratchett. She is not a well enough star to be a Diva. She’s just a hood-rat.. Period!!

      • Loving Me Some Dineva October 3, 2012 at 9:19 am - Reply

        She should have performed to get her name out there. I know plenty of people who dont watch LHHATL and have no idea who she is. But when I play her songs at work, people stop and say “wow who is that”. She could have gained alot of Lyfe and Musiqs fans by checking her ego. My boss was a fan until she say a clip of the show where K.Michelle was being restrained in the bathroom and another of her being childish with Karlie. Her exact words where “beautiful voice but until she grows up, she will get none of my money”.

  15. Anonymous October 2, 2012 at 1:38 pm - Reply

    Lyfe Jennings hands down..most ppl only knew Kmichelle from Love and Hip Hop

  16. TEXASLOVE October 2, 2012 at 12:51 pm - Reply


  17. Shee shee October 2, 2012 at 12:03 pm - Reply

    Ummmm K Michelle, go sit down some damn where. You’re known for embarrassing yourself on a reality show, hating on someone else’s marriage and not moving on with life. Musically, luge is wayyyyy more relevant, I can name several songs he made. I can’t even remember the song u sang to Mimi. Again you will sign a deal and never release a song cause you think you’re Whitney on a lounge singer’s budget. Smh

    • Shee shee October 2, 2012 at 12:04 pm - Reply


    • Shee shee October 2, 2012 at 12:09 pm - Reply

      Hey did anyone see the video???? When did she start hanging out with Royce. That seemed random. Oh well

      • Delvin C October 2, 2012 at 12:42 pm - Reply

        K. Michelle and Royce are friends back from when they when to FAMU together.

      • Bliss October 3, 2012 at 2:13 pm - Reply

        They went to college together

  18. chachasolo October 2, 2012 at 11:13 am - Reply

    I decided at the last minute that I was not going and by last minute I mean the show started at 8pm and I was planning to arrive at 9-930ish with the intentions of oh I’ll just miss K-Michelle… soooo in my book she’s a nobody with a big mouth and a long gramammy booty! She’ll never get far because she won’t allow herself to even start! This just puts another check mark on her crazy and irrational card! She’s a bigger star than Lyfe!!?? Still lmao! She bout to be taking several PERMANENT seats! She straight dissed the 8 fans down here that was even checking for her.lol #okbye

  19. Deena Brown October 2, 2012 at 9:30 am - Reply

    Its a shame when our blessing come and we self-desruct, I need 5,000 so bad I would have,song any song those folks ask, k.michelle you have been singin your butt off while these men been playin you then marry someone else, all you can do is make good music, dont demand things that not rightfully yours, sit back and learn, act humble or be another singer that career is short.

  20. Ms.Michele October 2, 2012 at 8:29 am - Reply

    I did not know who K.Michelle was until Love and hip hop. Had not seen or heard about Lyfe in awhile but he is more famous than k. Michele. I’m glad he is performing again as he has some good music.

  21. scandaldoll October 2, 2012 at 7:36 am - Reply

    To me, this all comes down to K Michelle thinking cause she has more twitter followers than Lyfe that she should go on first.

    But here is the REAL Q, the industry is so small how can K. Michelle keep burning bridges with folks? This is when I feel like something is off about her. Yes she can sing but she acts like she doesnt know that there are plenty of girls that can sing that get no play.

    What did it say in her contract? If she didn’t stipulate an order before hand in writing, then she had no cause to walk off. Yes Lyfe may not be as big as her right now but you have to give proper due to people who have been in the game.

  22. Primetime1273 October 2, 2012 at 6:25 am - Reply

    Cmon really??? This was a concert not LHHATL reunion…what the hell was she going to sing??? That one song she has and then the kiss my ass song and then leave…she needs to sit her ass down…Lyfe Jennings has more hit songs then she does and has put more than just one cd…a reality tv show has nothing to do with songs you can perform at a show…what was she going to do sing those two songs then have a 30 min Q&A about LHHATL? Tell her to go into the studio and put out more than just 2 songs so then she may get the spot in the show she thinks she deserves.

    • geminigir1 October 6, 2012 at 10:16 pm - Reply

      She has a lot of songs. I have a playlist of 36 songs from youtube. The girl can sang and she didnt sing one third of those songs at those sold out shows in ny. The audience were singing the songs word for word. She is known. She may not be on the radio but I know her songs and love them. Just wish she would chillax with some of the drama.

  23. Joik October 2, 2012 at 6:03 am - Reply

    Actually Lyfe is the bigger artist Funky Dineva was right I had no idea who K. Michelle was until Love and Hip Hop and she still is known more for her mouth piece than her singing and more importantly her songs name one K. Michelle song …..crickets chirp meanwhile Lyfe has put out albums without all the crazy and he been in prison she needs to really get her Lyfe!

  24. kron October 2, 2012 at 5:36 am - Reply

    I i dont even know who lyfe Jennings is so k Michelle

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