Keyshia Cole Covers Mary J. Blige’s ‘I’m Goin’ Down’ in L.A. [Video]

Keyshia Cole paid tribute to one of her idols, Mary J. Blige, while on R. Kelly’s “Love Letter” tour. The Oakland songstress once again covered the Queen of Hip-Hop Soul’s My Life classic “I’m Goin’ Down,” originally performed by Rose Royce in 1977, live at the NOKIA Theatre in Los Angeles last night. She had the audience singing along to her soulful rendition. Let us know what you think of Keysh’s cover.



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35 Comments

  1. Miquel

    Um, Keyshia! I’m going to need you to put the mic down, ok? That wasn’t it.

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    Melody Reply:

    oh nooo boo boo keyshia cole had that dwn packed kmsl jus because yu dnt have her voice r looks doesnt mean sugar honey ice tea soooo keyshia grl keep yur head up nd stay riasing up above cause tgats wat yur haters r 4…….:D@Miquel,

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  2. cutiepie

    LOL______________________________________

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  3. Soull

    Keyshia made the song her own.I believe her vocals have definitely improved over the years.. People going always hate on her. Good Job Keyshia!!

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  4. Jane Doe

    Nope. Mary is the QUEEN OF R&B. 20 years———-ICON.

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  5. Ice

    ….?

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  6. IDontLikeNickiMinajNoMo

    Sounds more like the Rolls Royce version.

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  7. Ok!

    She did a good job!

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  8. Melissa Diamond

    Hallelujah

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  10. PrettyONe

    Yuck!!! She sounds a MESS!!!! Give it up girl, you’re Done…Just be lucky you got three good albums out of your 15 mins.

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  11. Mia

    No Keyshia just stop please.

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  13. beyonce

    please go away. HAM

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  14. listen

    i get so tired of rap up censoring comments.

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  15. uknowumad

    That was not it, no hate just truth Mary slays this song every time she does it. Keyshia sounds flat

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  16. kay jay

    I went to the concert and heard her live and she was spectacular. Every song she sang sounded awesome. Hands down the girl has the vocals. Maybe you don’t care for her personally but hands down vocally she can beat Mary J. Mary J has improved from when she first came out and has built a following but Keyshia has natural talent.

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    listen Reply:

    @kay jay, lmao!

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    uknowumad Reply:

    @kay jay, you must be tone deaf if you think this chick can sing better than MJB.

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    Jane Doe Reply:

    @kay jay, you are out of your mind if you think for a minute that Keyshia can sing better then the Queen MJB. This horrible performance just proves it. And for the record not does Mary have a following, she has the TALENT to back it up. What the fuck do you call 20 years of being relevant & being the top R&B chick in the game. Keyshia will never see Mary status. #ICON

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  19. BitchPlease

    I like it..GO KEYSHIA

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  20. Jane Doe

    @Kay jay, you’re crazy as hell. Keyshia will never see Mary vocally. MJB’s catalog is SICK. Her SKILLS & INCREDIBLE TALENT has taken her to ICON status. #20 years & still strong.

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  21. cedric

    HORRIBLE VOCALS

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  22. Melody

    Lik omg I am keyshia cole biggest,fan lik I can name all the song nd albums that,she have kmsl keyshia cole yu rock

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  23. Mely B

    Some of ya’ll are really delusional or so willing to trash a young sis doing her thing that you can’t hear. Keyshia sounds great in this clip. Has she had some off performances in the past? – Yes, but not this one. Also this is not Mary’s song, it’s Rose Royce’s so Mary is NOT the definitive voice of this song, Gwen Dickey IS!!

    Remember back in 2003 when Mary gave a series of wack, off-key performances and blogs were calling for HER to sit? No? Well I do!! Mary has had more than her share of poor performances and is now heralded as the Queen of Hip Hop Soul so I am sure that with the opportunity to perform more, Keyshia will get stronger as a performer as well.

    Sorry for the rant, just sick of the hate that permeates these sites towards young, talented Black female r&b singers.

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  24. H town

    Mary is the best ……………..Mary i l;ove u

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  26. Syncer3

    I WUZ THER AND SHE DID A GR8 JOB BUH I WZ MAD SHE ONLY PERFORM LIKE 30 MINS!!!

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  27. Kindra K.

    YA’LL ARE OBVIOUSLY LISTENING TO SOMETHING ELSE BECAUSE SHE SOUNDS WONDERFUL TO ME…SHE HAS A VERY UNIQUE VOICE…AND SHE MADE THIS SONG HER OWN…MARY HAS ALOT OF OFF PERFORMANCES AND I GUARANTEE IF YOU GOOGLE MARY SINGING IM GOING DOWN YOU WILL SEE FOR YOURSELF..SO DONT TRY TO SLAY MY GIRL KC BCUZ SHE’S A LEGEND IN THE MAKING!!!

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  28. Mary Fan

    Im a fan of mary, but realisticly speaking I throughly enjoyed this performance.I was at this show. She brings soul and passion into songs. Something that most artist cant do!!! Every performer has off moments, but this was actually good…
    So stop judging her. She’s a very talented young lady, who has a long career ahead of her!!!

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  29. Devin

    Sangggg it Keyshia!!!!!! fuck these haters!! I was at the show and she song the hell out of this song!!!!

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  30. Devin

    sang it Keyshia…i was at the show and she song the hell out of this song!!!

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  31. Earlydawn

    To all the haters out there come to my surgery have a seat on my couch now, tell me so you have a problem with some of these singers like Keyshia Cole, you rant and say hurtful things, OK, so how does it make you feel?

    Can you do better? NO? Then don’t hate.. Go now and hate no more…..

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