Some celebrities just want to go out, have a night on the town with their friends, and have fun. But in the midst of doing all that, if a fan comes up and asks you for a picture, should you be willing to drop what you’re doing and cheese it up for them? Well, this past weekend, K. Michelle decided to decline a photo opp for a fan, and all hell broke loose on social media because of it.
As you can see from the photo above, K. Michelle kicked it with her new Love and Hip Hop New York co-star, Yandy Smith, and friends in Harlem over the weekend. According to a fan who contacted our sister-site Bossip, her friend asked the singer for a picture only to be shut down in a way that she didn’t appreciate.
So the perturbed fan decided to call K. Michelle out on Instagram after the singer posted a photo of herself with Smith and another friend from that same evening. She said this on Instagram under the picture:
“It must be nice to not take any pictures with your fans tonight. You come to nyc, but don’t want to take pictures with your fans? Thank You for letting a few happy people down tonight who were delighted to see you on their birthdays and have nothing but bad things to say about you saying no to pictures. Good luck with that”
She also responded to a fellow fan who told the young woman she was being too sensitive over the declined photograph:
“If youre a celeb that’s what you do, its your job to take pictures and sign auto graphs. But thank you for your input, maybe you should work for celeb defense services. Fyi: no one even recognized her but several people complained about her neglecting to take pictures with the only two people that cared.”
Unfortunately for this woman, K. Michelle read what she was saying and had a few words for her, including saying she resembled a monkey (*face palm*):
“@ilovejonise shut up monkey looking girl. My job is not to take pictures but to use my voice to teach people to be better then me. I work my a** off every single day just to make sure women don’t go through what I have. If I wanna take one day to be normal with friends I don’t think that makes me a bad person. Sorry I didn’t take a picture for your Instagram, but im NOT sorry about wanting to just spend some me time with my friends. What people don’t understand is there’s nothing wrong about me wanting to live a normal life. I love music and my fans but that doesn’t make me a slave to society and your random picture request. I share my life so u can learn. I dont owe u anything, You should really get you a life and find you a new weave supplier.
I love all of y’all that Rock with me! You have changed my life. I’m not perfect though! Some days I just wanna chill. I love y’all more then you understand, you gave me a second chance. I do my best, I swear. But damn let me be human
I didn’t sign up to be a picture slave. I take more pics then most artist ever do. I stay after every show even when it’s not safe just to say thank you. I love my fans but no one is gonna make me feel guilty for taking one day off”
K. Michelle’s fans seemed to be split on the situation, with many defending the singer, while others say her attitude wasn’t a good one and that as a celebrity now, she needs to be more personable for her fans–especially since she hasn’t been famous that long.
But what do you think? Was the young woman overreacting or should K. Michelle know that this is what comes with the territory?