5 Things We Learned from K. Michelle’s Musical
K. Michelle not only showed off her singing chops but her acting skills in K. Michelle: The Rebellious Soul.
The album-turned-musical, which aired on VH1 Tuesday, told the story of a woman struggling to end the cycle of bad romance in three acts.
From beginning to end, the theatrical performance was exciting to watch, and the reality star even took us by surprise at the end.
We already knew the songstress was talented, but her latest project revealed some new things. Here are five lessons we learned from K. Michelle’s Rebellious Soul: The Musical. Warning: spoilers ahead!
SHE’S GOOD AT REMIXES
The star included several of her tracks from the album, but revamped many of them especially for the project. Some were reworked to fit a particular portion of the story. For instance, when K found out she had been cheated on, the lyrics and music for “V.S.O.P.” were changed from an upbeat and happy tune to a slow and somber one. And it was just as good as the original!
K’s boyfriend didn’t cheat on her with some random chick, but with one of her best friends! (big gasp) What’s even more shocking is that K forgave her pal and understood that she was only seeking love like everyone else. Using the song “Hate On Her,” the singer confronted the terrible two peacefully…kind of.
SHE HAS A DARK SIDE
The blows just kept coming for K. After finding out the truth about her man, she discovered she was pregnant by him. And of course he wouldn’t claim the baby. To top it all off, we later found out that K’s mother’s boyfriend raped her when she was a girl. All of the bad drama was too much for her to bare, and she committed suicide at the end of the tale. Who knew the singer could dig so deep?
SHE’S TAKEN OVER VH1
That’s not the last we’ve seen of K. Michelle. With two reality series, a number-one album and a musical under her belt, which have all aired on VH1, the 30-year-old will be back this fall with her own show My Life. It’s set to premiere Nov. 3.
WE LIKE IDRIS IN FRONT OF THE CAMERA BETTER
Idris Elba worked behind the camera for this project as the director. Although he did an amazing job, wouldn’t it have been even spicier had he played the male lead? Sure, he would’ve been unlikeable, but he’s been exploring bad boy roles lately with movies like No Good Deed anyway. Plus, there’s a strong chance that the handsome fellow would have been shirtless in a scene or two.
YOUR TURN: What did you think of the musical? Let us know in the comments!