Love & Hip Hop Atlanta star K. Michelle and her ex, music exec Mickey “Memphitz” Wright, split more than five years ago, but K. could never seem to get over the break up. The singer revealed on air that a former boyfriend physically abused her and spent her money while they were together–and, although Memphitz would later sue K. and show producers for defamation, his suit was dismissed after he admitted to assaulting K. in a Memphis hotel in 2009. He also admitted in a court deposition that he used K.’s money to purchase jewelry, and that he threatened, via text message, to kill her son.
Memphitz would move on from K. with Toya Wright, but that marriage would later crumble, with Toya claiming that K. Michelle was the reason for the divorce. As a result, K. and Toya began a very public and very nasty online feud that played out over a long period.
Until early this A.M., when K. Michelle took to Instagram to reveal she had FINALLY reached out to Memphitz in an attempt to make peace and put their past where it belongs. Apparently, the conversation went extremely well–and K. was not only willing to bury the hatchet with Memphitz; she also revealed that she now regrets her public feud with Toya Wright. Here is K. Michelle’s full statement:
Have you ever had that 1 thing that you just couldn’t seem to heal from. You prayed about it, cried, even tried to convince yourself that you were over it. This 1 thing has held me hostage to hurt for 5 years. 5 years of open wounds. Numbness is not healing.
This week I took pride in someone else’s hurt, because they hurt me. My Little spat with Toya was uncalled for but needed. For the first time in years I spoke to Memphitz.?
Yes I still can’t believe it. I faced my fear and decided to confront this without lawyers,family members, or cameras in the way. To my surprise it was not only a mature convo, but I felt like the world had been lifted off my back. I spoke my peace, he spoke his and the closure happened. We even laughed. I thanked him for being the first person to sign me to a label, and he even apologized for the numerous negative social media post. Wow.
In a funny way I thank him. I know what it’s like to be at your lowest and have the world pointing fingers at you. My heart is Teflon. I forgive HIM now maybe I can start forgiving THEM. I truly wish him the best, because hating him was only killing me. He has a gift when it comes to discovering talent, like me and Tpain. I pray he finds his home in the music.
Let this be a lesson learned. Stay out of people’s personal affairs, you only make them worse. The only people who can solve the problem are the parties involved. Stop waiting around on people’s apologies, cause you may never get it, and if you do it might be 2late.
Today on the video set I was so darn proud of the woman I’m becoming. It’s a constant battle of self. Now if I can only get rid of Petty Betty(my alter ego)? I have an amazing career, a great son, a man that I adore, and I’m young and just really getting started. It’s time to let it go. 1 less issue. I told my story and that’s the end of this chapter. Good night?
Congratulations to K. Michelle. I can only assume this moment of forgiveness will be a hugely positive landmark moment in her life and Memphitz’s.