Kim K

Album: Kimberly: The People I Used to Know (2017)
  • Here, Kimberly Michelle sings about another famous Kim – Kim Kardashian. She recalled to Billboard:

    "I was in the studio watching something about [Kim Kardashian], thinking, 'If I did that, all hell would break loose.' It'd be considered ghetto or ratchet. So I said in the song, 'Wish I could be a Kardashian so I could be black.' We're living in a world where little black girls are being told [how to] act. Then the people getting ahead are acting a way you tell us not to - ways that are naturally who we are. That's where this record came from. We [sampled] 2Pac's 'I Ain't Mad at Cha,' because that's basically what I'm saying: 'Go on ahead witcha bad self.' Everybody knows I love Kim K; it's no diss."
  • K. Michelle tweeted: "The statement behind the song is black women are rarely given credit for our cultural trends and flyness… For ages Black women have been taught by society that our image isn’t good enough for mainstream or that we need to make changes. I believed them and made those SOME of those changes, only too regret it."


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