*K. Michelle got very candid about her personal life on Monday while promoting her equally personal new album, “KIMBERLY: The People I Used to Know.”
During an interview with Hot 97’s Ebro in the Morning, the 33-year-old singer revealed the date of her butt implant removal surgery while opening up about her longtime struggle with self-acceptance. She’s spoken at length on the topic before, but it’s being revisited thanks to a song on her new album titled “Kim K.”
The singer explained that the song points out the double standard of Kim Kardashian being universally praised for having physical attributes usually synonymous with women of color, while black women with the same curves are often maligned.
K. Michelle said that insecurity led her directly to the plastic surgeon, but she’s currently working to have her butt implants removed.
“I think it was a trend for me. January 12, I literally have to lay down again to get these foreign objects out of my body,” she said. “People don’t talk about that. We all go to the same doctor. It’s the same doctor everybody in the industry go to, the same doctor to get their butt done. And now, we’ve lost weight, we’re having kids and things like that, and our butt has went another direction as well. Now you got to correct it. Now you got to go fix it. I was altering it, but now I’m getting it completely out on the 12th of January.”
K explained that she had already felt curvaceous before the implants, but felt that it wasn’t enough.
“I had a big a–. I already had one. It was insecurity,” she said. “I was like, ‘I want a big a–, I want some titties, I want some teeth. This is what I wanna do.’ I just did it. It felt good. It was a temporary bandage on some issues with me and it felt good at the moment. Now I just want to be me, who my mama made me. This thing is heavy and I want it off, and I want my butt back. I would tell my little girls, you might see some changes and some things you want to do to yourself, but think long and hard because this is what I did and this is what I had to do and spend all that money to reverse it just to get back to me.”
She is drawing a line, however, at her surgically enhanced breasts. And she says that a surgeon’s knife has never touched her face.
“My boobs. I love my boobs. I love them,” she said. “I’ve never touched my face. That’s been a thing: ‘She did her face.’ I’ve never touched my face.”
Watch her interview above.