Reality show goddess K Michelle performing Friday at The Shrine

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“Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta” star K. Michelle is bundling up for the Chicago leg of her Rebellious Soul Tour. The reality show diva, along with Atlantic Records label mate Sevyn Streeter, is poised to bring the South Loop “an intimate show” full of surprises.

“It’s like a slumber party,” she says, when describing the ambiance she hopes to evoke with songs off her new album, which debuted at No.2 on the Billboard 200 and No. 1 on urban charts. One cut, “V.S.O.P.” is currently on heavy rotation in local and national radio. “I just tell it like it is. We all go through the same things no matter who we are.”

It’s also likely the cameras will be rolling for K. Michelle’s new reality show, set to debut on VH1. This new show won’t be anything like LaHH, she says. “It will portray me as a mother, as a business woman and just more in detail with me as a person,” says the songstress, adding that her second trip into reality programming isn’t daunting. “It’s going to show as as artist. It wasn’t scary at all.”

She primarily used her platform on LaHH to secure this most recent record deal, and along the way, LaHH detailed many ups and downs, including allegations of abuse from a label executive. But for now, the artist is focused on her music. It also helps that her parents are helping to care for her child while she’s on the road. (She might not be home for Thanksgiving, but she will be there on December 25: “I’m usually working, and I don’t have a lot of time to kick it, but I never miss Christmas!”)

And as for her much-discussed butt lift? She’s not too keen on talking about it in any additional detail, but does say that women who want cosmetic surgery shouldn’t be ashamed to do it. “I really don’t focus a lot on my body when I’m doing music interviews but any woman that would like to have any work done, if that’s what she wants, she should be able to do that.” — Adrienne Samuels Gibbs

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