Pate accused her former ex-boyfriend, a music executive who helped her land a contract at Jive Records, of physically assaulting her. She also said that he misspent the production money that was supposed toward recording and distributing her debut album.
Her teary-eyed account created buzz throughout the blogosphere and Twitterverse.
According to Vibe Magazine, Pate later "confirmed in an interview that she was talking about former Jive Executive Memphitz," whose real name is Mickey Wright, Jr. He has denied the allegations.
K. Michelle is still optimistic about what the future holds for her. In a number of interviews, she's said that Grammy Award winning singer R. Kelly is a mentor and friend who's helped her get back on her feet. Back in 2010, she was the only guest artist who appeared on his gold-selling album "Love Letter."
Pate’s new album is scheduled for release on July 9. It includes the single "Baby You & I," which features R. Kelly.