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So K. Michelle just dropped a major bomb us. She dated our man Idris Elba!

During a recent visit to a New York radio station, K. Michelle revealed that her new album “Anyone Wanna Buy A Heart” is all about her relationship with Idris Elba. Oh that hunky chunk of chocolate. “Yeah, I’m not going to sit up here and lie to y’all,” she told Charlamagne.

Up until now, Michelle has pretty much denied any romantic involvement with Elba, who also produced her musical “The Rebellious Soul.”

“We had such a creative situation and relationship that I thank him for a lot of things. He brought that music out of me. He taught me a lot,” she added.

Michelle and Elba dated for eight months. “We went through things,” she said. Yet, she doesn’t feel any anger towards the British actor. “It’s no hate for Idris. He actually was a good man and my thing is you have to go raise your child and what I’m not going to do is get in the way of that. I’m not in the way of his baby mother and his family right now. I’ve been a woman.”

Child? In case you forgot, Idris father a child with his girlfriend Naiyana Garth last year. She continued, “He had the baby and it was just kind of like, I’m not going to be in the middle of this so I walked away from it. What kind of woman am I to say, ‘Okay, leave your family and come and be with me.’”

And if you’re wondering how they met in the first place, she said he approached her at the Soul Train Awards. “When he first tried to talk to me I told him, ‘Your jeans too tight.’” Oh no she didn’t. “I thought he was fine, but I never liked him. You know, I wanted the rappers […] I wasn’t used to a man who got up in the morning, put on Burberry and tight slacks.”

Peep Michelle’s latest video for her song “Something About The Night” off “Anyone Wanna Buy A Heart?”


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