Keyshia Cole is clearing the air about her “SHE” track being about a lesbian love affair, says she's having a hard time trusting men again and she chimes in about her family’s rumored reality TV show. Check it inside…
As she treks along her “Point of No Return” tour (which kicked off this week), Keyshia Cole made a stop in Chicago before taking the stage at the House of Blues. She hit up the WGCI radio station to chop it up with radio host Loni Swain and some of her fans about her upcoming sixth studio album Point of No Return, what the “SHE” record is really about, difficulty trusting a man again, her family getting a reality show and more.
After the release of Keyshia's “SHE” record, it was no denying the lyrics seemed to refer to a lesbian love affair, in which many believed Keyshia was singing about a personal experience. Well, according to her the song is NOT about girl-on-girl action, but rather about exploring your own body. She said after being married for 4 years and then not having anyone by her side, she learned how to get familiar with...herself.
“I had to get familiar with myself so I think that song is really, in essence of what that song “She” is about. It’s getting to know yourself. I know people think it’s about girl-on-girl action, which it was at first, and then I kinda switched the lyrics around a lil bit.”
As you may know by now, Keyshia and her estranged husband Daniel “Boobie” Gibson have been in talks about getting a divorce, although neither of them have officially filed in court. Most recently, Keyshia was hit with fake divorce papers by someone claiming to be Boobie, but he says it wasn’t him...it was an imposter. Hey, crazier ish has happened. During the interview, Keyshia was asked how has her perspective on love changed since separating from her husband. She responded,
“It’s no way of getting around not knowing if somebody is ready or not. That’s the whole thing about friendship. Whoever I end up with, I’ve been praying that he’s my friend first. If you think about being friends, you’re not going to go and get them hit up. You not gone put them in a situation where you gone get them shot. You ain’t gone put me in a situation where you make another woman think she got something over me. If we friends and you really love me like you say you do, it’s certain things you’re not going to do out of respect.”
Here are a few more highlights:
On her blocking her family’s reality show:
“Nah, not true at all. I definitely do think they do need help…as a family we need help. My whole main objective from that reality show from jump was to make sure that we grow.”
On her new reality show:
“We went over to Africa and did some filming. Filming DJ had his birthday. Just things I’ve been going through everyday. We shot for a minute. BET said they wanted to pick it up so…you know what I mean. It is what it is. The fans always ask me can I do it so I don’t mind long as they’re not intrusive.”
On if there are any positive songs on Point of No Return: “Nah [laughs]. I have some sexy songs though. Once you leave a dude you be like ‘aight I’m cool.’ Especially if you’ve been heart broken before. I’m just at the point where I don’t want to go through it again but I mean I’m only human. And I have feelings. At the same time being sexy now…that’s a whole nother thing.”
On what she has been doing to get over her break up: “Gym…yea. Just trying to eat better. I did a fast for about 4-5 days…just juicing. I actually loved it. I go in the steam room before I work out for about 10-15 minutes then go work out for about 2 -3hours then go pick up my son from school and get back to my motherly duties. Right now, working. Trying to stay focus.”
The "SHE" singer also talked about the backlash she received for posting a picture with Justin Bieber, her fave reality show on TV now and more.
Keyshia’s next stop on her “Point of No Return” tour is the Paul Brown stadium in Cincinnati, Ohio on Saturday.
And speaking of her new album….
Keyshia just dropped off the official cover art for her sixth studio album, Point of No Return. Looks like we're getting closer to hearing the full album.
He's back! Bobby Brown is returning to the New Edition tour (after a brief departure for medical reasons). He'll be hitting the stage tonight. The venue "Chene Park" tweeted "DETROIT STAND UP! Bobby Brown is back TONIGHT at @cheneparkdetroit! It's going down. #chenepark #detroit #newedition #bobbybrown" Welcome back.....
It's still unclear as to whether Karrueche Tran and Chris Brown are "on" or "off"....as of today...but Kae trekked it down to Miami for the weekend to party it up. And Chris was spotted back in Cali hitting a bowling alley with friends.
Check the pics inside....
Looks like the sometime-y couple is spending some time apart this weekend. Kae hit the beaches of Miami today with her girls. And looked like she was having some fun snapping pics and pointing out some interesting things in the ocean.
And she showed off her bikini bod in a black & white two piece.
And back in Cali:
Chris Brown was spotted leaving Canoga Bowling Alley in Woodland Hills. Glad to see he's staying out the clubs...
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While attempting to reprimand Ray Rice and condemn domestic violence, Stephen A. Smith stepped DEEP into some ish earlier when he seemingly implied that women have to refrain from "provoking" men into potentially threatening situations. Watch him explain inside...
If you've never seen ESPN's "First Take" or heard of Stephen A. Smith, one (not everyone, but some people) MIGHT describe him as the Kanye West of sports journalism. He has ALL THE ANSWERS, he's always right and he's LOUD. Most of the time, he does make great points and he definitely knows his stuff. But.....he has his moments.
Fast forward to today....Stephen A. Smith suggested Ray deserved a harsher penalty however, he stepped in the doo doo when he tried to take women (often on the receiving end of the abuse) to task for their behavior.
In the clip below, you want to pay attention to these two key lines:
".. let’s make sure we don’t do anything to provoke wrong actions..."
"...the elements of provocation, you got to make sure that you address them, because we’ve got to do is do what we can to try to prevent the situation from happening in any way."
You can see in Stephen's eyes that this clearly didn't come out of his mouth the way he wanted it to sound in his head. But....it's live television. What can you do?
“We know you have no business putting your hands on a woman. I don’t know how many times I got to reiterate that. But as a man who was raised by women, see I know what I’m going to do if somebody touches a female member of my family. I know what I’m going to do, I know what my boys are going to do. I know what, I’m going to have to remind myself that I work for the Worldwide Leader, I’m going to have to get law enforcement officials involved because of what I’m going to be tempted to do. But what I’ve tried to employ the female members of my family, some of who you all met and talked to and what have you, is that again, and this what, I’ve done this all my life, let’s make sure we don’t do anything to provoke wrong actions, because if I come, or somebody else come, whether it’s law enforcement officials, your brother or the fellas that you know, if we come after somebody has put their hands on you, it doesn’t negate the fact that they already put their hands on you. So let’s try to make sure that we can do our part in making sure that that doesn’t happen.”
“Now you got some dudes that are just horrible and they’re going to do it anyway, and there’s never an excuse to put your hands on a woman. But domestic violence or whatever the case may be, with men putting their hands on women, is obviously a very real, real issue in our society. And I think that just talking about what guys shouldn’t do, we got to also make sure that you can do your part to do whatever you can do to make, to try to make sure it doesn’t happen. We know they’re wrong. We know they’re criminals. We know they probably deserve to be in jail. In Ray Rice’s case, he probably deserves more than a 2-game suspension which we both acknowledged. But at the same time, we also have to make sure that we learn as much as we can about elements of provocation. Not that there’s real provocation, but the elements of provocation, you got to make sure that you address them, because we’ve got to do is do what we can to try to prevent the situation from happening in any way. And I don’t think that’s broached enough, is all I’m saying. No point of blame.”
There's a way, a time and place to say everything. Unfortunately, Stephen's words--despite the fact he did disagree with that weak 2 day suspension--are infuriating plenty of people in this moment. They believe he's doing the often typical act of putting the onus on the female victim when it comes to domestic violence.