REPORT Radio One stops playing K. Michelle after she bailed on fan event

Radio One K_ Michelle ban

It seems Love & Hip Hop Atlanta star K. Michelle did not get Woody Allen’s memo about 80 percent of success being just showing up. Earlier this month, the singer bailed on a fan event hosted by radio station WKYS 93.9 FM, and now it is reportedly biting her in her famously ample ass: as the station’s parent company, Radio One, has reportedly banned K. Michelle from being played on its 52 radio stations!

The event that K. Michelle skipped was an April 1 breakfast that was going to be broadcast live on the WKYS morning show “The FAM with Lil’ Mo and DJ QuickSilva.” According to WKYS, there were 50 disappointed fans on hand–one of whom later revealed that she missed a chemotherapy appointment in order to meet K. Michelle!

From Always A-List:

Reps for the 32-year-old singer told Radio One that she wanted to stay a Ritz Carlton Hotel in Washington, DC the night before the appearance, but because the [hotel] was sold out she had to stay in the nearby city of Baltimore, Maryland.

Supposedly, K.Michelle did not want to wake up early and make the hour-long commute to Silver Spring, Maryland where the WKYS studios are based “because she wanted to sleep,” her rep also told the Radio One team.


Always A-List confirmed the K. Michelle ban by speaking with a few Radio One higher-ups. “Several Radio One executives spoke to 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,” reports the site. (It is unclear why “events” is plural, as they only reference the April 1 breakfast in the article.)

K Michelle muted

K. Michelle’s latest album, More Issues Than Vogue, dropped late last month, so the nation’s largest network of urban-oriented radio stations bailing on her is really bad timing.

A rep for K. Michelle’s label, Atlantic Records, confirmed with Always A-List that there was “an issue in DC,” but they refuted the reports of their singer being banned by Radio One. The label rep says that K. Michelle and her current single, “Not A Little Bit” are still receiving airplay on Radio One stations in Detroit, Houston, Raleigh, and Richmond.

Both K. Michelle and Radio One have remained officially mum.

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  • twelfthnight

    When you’re a nobody who is more well-known for your giant ass and the drama you cause than your music, you don’t have any room to be a diva or miss events.

  • cookie

    Someone missed a chemo appointment to meet her? That’s a bit much.

  • Booty Fingers

    What an idiot, missing chemo to meet this jerk?

  • KMthishow

    K Michelle had broke down & cried on Sways radio show the week before the FAM appearance. K said was stressed out and couldn’t sleep and her doctor prescribed her medication. K’s people let the FAM know that she wasn’t going to be able to appear. The FAM doesn’t have any real following in DC & their Facebook page shows that with only one to ten fan post on the entire site. Lil Mo & the FAM are using K’s name to generate some listeners.

  • KMthishow

    Celebs cancel appearances all the time…why is it a problem now….why so public…for a non-factor radio station….

  • KMthishow

    Angela Yee was on the radio with two sound cloud artists throwing insults at K Michelle’s vagina and laughing. K michelle went on the radio show with Angela Yee to say she didn’t appreciate it and that she didn’t want to have anything to do with Angela Yee afterwards. So, when did it become wrong for anyone to say I didn’t like nor find your public insults about me funny & I we’re not cool anymore? Anyone would have done the same thing.