In a exclusive interview with TT Torrez, for the first time MeMpHiTz breaks his silence on former relationship with R&B artist K. Michelle, and losing his job at Jive Records.
On how Memphitz and K. Michelle met:
Memphitz explains how he and K. Michelle met in New York. After K. Michelle sang for him for the first time, he said he was blown away and HAD to sign her. Memphitz was the Vice President of the A&R department at Jive Records after leaving Arista.
On how Memphitz and K. Michelle got involved intimately:
After signing K. Michelle, he would have her travel with him to sing for everyone. Late night studio sessions led them to begin mixing business with pleasure. Memphitz said he shouldn’t have gotten involved with his artist but he did.
He said things started happening between them that caused the relationship to turn sour. If Memphitz would listen to another female artist, K. Michelle would get upset. He said he was very fond of K but not like she was with him. He said they NEVER lived together but she did stay in his house in Atlanta and condo in New York.
On K. Michelle getting a $2 million dollar deal from Jive:
Memphitz said K. Michelle was signed for about $500,000, not $2 million. He said he “fixed” things on her to market her (i.e. breast implants). He claims he never touched the money she got from Jive to fund personal luxuries. He said the label handles the money after a budget is submitted so there’s no way he could have used her money for personal reasons.
On why he got fired from Jive:
Memphitz says he was running a one-man show and just had too many things going on. He also added K. Michelle was going to the record label telling them Memphitz hit her which also may have had something to do with him being fired. He said, “She says that whenever she thinks she has a stage.”
In the 2nd portion of the interview, Producer Memphitz describes an incident w/ K. Michelle when he had to put his hands over her mouth to prevent her from screaming. He speaks openly about how his wife Toya, (Lil Wayne’s Baby Mama) feels about the situation. He also clears up his infamous tweet to K. Michelle in which he declared, “I MADE YOU.”
On an argument/altercation where he allegedly put his hands over her mouth:
Memphitz said he went to the hotel room to let K. Michelle know he was DONE with her. He claims she started swinging at him and throwing things at him while he tries to get to the door. He said he went to the house cleaning ladies to call for help. He then grabbed her and held her arms down to keep her from hitting him.He admits to covering her mouth to keep her from screaming. Memphitz claims this was the first incident where it
Memphitz talks about another time when K threw his phone in the toilet on purpose. He said K. Michelle liked to argue and he wasn’t down with that.
On why K. Michelle didn’t say his name on “Love and Hip Hop Atlanta”:
Memphitz says the reason K. Michelle didn’t say his name on “Love and Hip Hop Atlanta” was because he had his lawyers call the producers of the show and said they were NOT able to say his name and unless they have proof that he beat her, then a lawsuit was coming!
On his relationship with K. Michelle, Ariane:
Memphitz claims he use to date K. Michelle’s friend, Ariane (on the show.
On if he cheated on his wife, Toya Wright, with K. Michelle:
He said No. Memphitz claims all of this came about because he got married.
On K. Michelle being abused:
He said she was abused before but it wasn’t by him.
On how Toya and his family are handling the negative media attention:
Memphitz said his wife, his daughters, family and friends know him and know he would not do that. He said “it is what is”
On his Twitter comment, “I Made You”:
First, he apologized for saying “I made you.” He said he didn’t make her, God gave her her voice. Memphitz said he meant he put her image together for the industry.
On if he could ever sit-down and bury this:
Memphitz said he not burying anything with the devil. He said he wishes her the best of success but he wants nothing to do with her. He said he hopes K. Michelle gets help!
Memphitz said he NEVER hit a woman/girl and never will!