Is K.Michelle Announcing a Home Furnishing Line really NOT HERS?
What should be an exciting time for K.Michelle (real name Kimberly Michelle Pate) has turned into a bit of a controversy. The soulful singer — who most of us were introduced on the Love & Hip Hop franchise, coupled with her own spin-off — has announced her latest business venture, a home goods line.
She announced on Instagram:
Can’t believe this is really happening. So excited about my new home good line. It has everything from my custom designed furniture, my doggie beds, candles, bed and bath accessories. Coming to a retailer near you. Thank you so much @nicologyrules bringing my vision and passion to life. Details coming soon???? Custom orders will be available! Pick your own colors
So what’s the issue? An Atlanta area furniture company called Huff Furniture in Buckhead claims that K.Michelle’s furniture isn’t exactly authentic. One of the company’s owners wrote the following on Instagram:
They say imitation is the best form of flattery. We say it’s simply poor form especially when it’s done using images from within our showroom.
Folks if you want to actually find a gossip page you can trust, check out @spillth3tea2 as opposed to people with an agenda instead of slanting the truth. @theshaderoominc continually post half truths to suit their interests instead of truths. Repost that! #clapbackseason
This is business and business etiquette 101. Clients and friends, do business with whomever you choose. Just know, when you put your 50% deposit of hard earned money into another persons hands, you want to make dang sure that person knows business. After 59 years sitting on Peachtree, trust and believe this is not the first time and won’t be the last that people try to come for us. That’s okay and that’s the American way. Many of our followers know I’m a female and I continually support female entrepreneurship. The difference is professionalism and ethics. I wish@KMichellemusic all the best. I just wish we had the opportunity to have met before all this so I could have mentored her along her journey in this business.#SundayNotSoFunDay ????????????
K.Michelle caught wind of the furniture store’s response, and wrote another post with the caption:
It’s the lifestyle! An Upscale affordable home good line created by Kimberly Michelle for the EVERDAY ladies who desire to “Live Like A Queen” Coming to a store near you. @nicologyrules we are more than ready! Custom orders will be available! Pick your own colors! ***THANK YOU NEW AGE UPHOLSTERY for this design, and making all my other designs. *** I’m pretty sure you’ve made other beds for other companies and they sell them. Hate to upset you, but me and Huff have the same distributor. Mine will be several different colors and textures. They will be on sale soon! Sorry, not sorry.
Anywho, no details have yet been released on the official date for K.Michelle’s launch.