How Vine brought together an R&B star and NBA player

Indiana Pacers guard Lance Stephenson guard courted R&B artist K. Michelle after the NBA playoffs. 


Kris Holt


Published Aug 23, 2013   Updated Jun 1, 2021, 8:22 am CDT

Indiana Pacers guard Lance Stephenson might have caught R&B artist K. Michelle’s attention during the NBA playoffs, but he made bigger moves off the court—on Vine.  

Michelle, whose debut album is currently No. 2 on the Billboard 200, said she Stephenson got together through Twitter’s video-sharing app. He was already following her on Twitter, she told Philadelphia radio station Power 99 this week. They soon started commenting on each other’s vines.

“Then one day in front of everybody he just gave me his phone number on Vine. I said, ‘What are you doing? Do you know my fans will call you?’ He was like, ‘I ain’t care. I was trying to get to you.’ So that was it. I let him make his move and he did. I didn’t know if we would ever talk or nothing like that and he said he had been looking at me for a while.”

Michelle quickly deleted his number from his comments to help him avoid unwanted calls.

They’re not the first couple to get together through Vine. Pop vocalist Curtis Lepore and Vine star Jessi Smiles, who each have more than a million followers, flirted for weeks before meeting for the first time in front of hundreds of fans earlier this month.

Other NBA stars have sought love on Twitter. In May, Memphis Grizzlies player Quincy Pondexter scored a date with reigning Miss Tennessee Chandler Lawson. Meanwhile, Detroit Pistons center Andre Drummond has his heart set on iCarly star Jennette McCurdy, who wants to see him play next time he’s in Los Angeles.

H/T Ebony | Photo via kmichellemusic/Instagram

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*First Published: Aug 23, 2013, 11:11 am CDT