It seems the artist formerly known as K. Michelle is killing her own career with ‘diva-like’ antics, such as ditching Radio One sponsored fan events.
Radio insider Jawn Murray spilled the tea a few days ago, stating:
The Memphis-bred artist—whose birth name is Kimberly Michelle Pate—has a big issue now in real life because the broadcast conglomerate Radio One owned by media mogul Cathy Hughes has issued a mandate across all stations to yank her music from their playlists.
Details about K. Whasserface’s latest drama + in case you missed it, check out her Wendy Williams appearance below…
Jawn Murray revealed on AlwaysAList.com that K. Whasserface music has been BANNED from airplay on quite a few radio stations across the country. He reports:
Several Radio One executives spoke to AlwaysAList.com and confirmed that you will no longer hear any songs by K.Michelle—past, present or any artist that features her on a collaboration—due to her bailing on several Radio One promotional events while she was in the Washington, DC earlier this month.
Apparently, Radio One’s WKYS 93.9 FM’s new morning show, “The FAM with Lil’ Mo and DJ QuickSilva” was hosting a fan breakfast for 50 fans of K.Michelle that was going to be broadcast on the air. Because the event was scheduled to take place on April 1, the co-hosts—Lil’ Mo, DJ QuickSilva and Britt Waters—and the 50 fans that gathered at the studio thought it was an April Fools prank when they were told that the “Love & Hip Hop” star decided to no-show.
Apparently Radio One flew the 32-year old songstress in, put her up in a Ritz Carlton Hotel about an hour from the venue and the next day K. Whasserface reportedly refused to wake up early to make the hour-long commute “because she wanted to sleep.”
There was one K.Michelle fan in attendance that revealed that she had decided to skip her chemotherapy treatment that morning for a chance to meet the singer. She was devastated the booty-enhanced belter was so dismissive of her supporters.
As a result of the decision, Radio One’s top brass made the call to pull all of K.Michelle’s music on all of their 55 broadcast stations in 16 markets across the country.
But wait. There’s more. AlwaysAList reveals that Radio One is not the only group to pull K. Whasserface’s music. Apparently her on-air spat with Angela Yee about her smelly hot pocket (click HERE if you missed that) sparked iHeart Radio to pull the singer’s music as well.
New York’s Power 105.1 FM, which is an iHeart Radio station, has also pulled of the singer’s music due to her on-air spat with “The Breakfast Club” co-host Angela Ye. A query of their station playlist through MediaBase confirms they’re not playing her either.
Murray notes that on the On the MediaBase Chart, K. Whasserface’s single, “Not A Little Bit” dipped from no. 20 to no. 24 (down 231 spins this week) and on the Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop National Airplay Chart, the song dropped from no. 20 to no. 22, (down another 199 spins this week).
CLICK HERE to read more in-depth details about K. Whasserface’s radio silent-treatment over at AlwaysAList.com.
Meanwhile, K. Whasserface hit Wendy Williams show earlier this week with a lackluster performance of the song. She also spoke to the talk show host about her booty implants & her recent return to Love & Hip Hop Atlanta.
VIDEO: K. Michelle on Wendy Williams