Fresh off the release of her new single “Rick James” featuring Juicy J, Keyshia Cole stopped by Power 105.1’s “The Breakfast Club.” The Oakland songstress kept it real during the 30-minute interview, addressing her controversial comments about Beyoncé and Michelle Williams, divorce rumors, the “chaos” in her family, and her new album, which may inspire some women to “bust a few windows.”
Last year, Keyshia came under fire for blasting Beyoncé after the release of “Bow Down.” But she insists she wasn’t hating and was just taken aback by the nature of the song.
“She’s always a very sweet girl. To me, that just wasn’t her thing,” she said.
She also criticized Michelle Williams’ Super Bowl performance, but Keyshia says that the Destiny’s Child diva started it first by sending out a tweet about Keyshia using Auto-Tune during her Soul Train Awards performance. She claims that Michelle later called to apologize.
She was less candid about rumors that she and her husband Daniel “Boobie” Gibson are headed for divorce (“We co-parent”), but did acknowledge the cheating rumors.
When they got together, she believed that he could remain faithful. “We just had so much of a great relationship, I felt that it would be possible,” she said.
But she won’t let her problems get in between Boobie and his son. “No matter how much I dislike this man, it’ll never be to a point where he can’t see his son, period.”
She even took a shot at The-Dream, calling him the “Hamburglar.” In a preview interview with “The Breakfast Club,” The-Dream said that he wouldn’t work with Keyshia because of the comments she made about Beyoncé.
Her sixth album will be out in August (“Before September for sure”) and it will be her last album for Interscope. She has been speaking with Cash Money boss Birdman about her next moves.
Plus, find out why she doesn’t want her four-year-old son DJ around her family.
On Beyoncé: “I was not hating on Beyoncé. It was not directed at all as hate. I love Beyoncé. I’ve seen Beyoncé a few times. She’s always a very sweet girl. To me, that just wasn’t her thing. Like dude said, she switched it up or something. But that’s just not what I know of her, so it kinda hurt my feelings.”
On Michelle Williams: “She started that, and it really hurt my feelings too ’cause she’s Christian and she’s the church girl and all of this, but yet we talk on the phone, you say you apologized for taking the tweet down that you said about me in the first place. I just felt like everybody just jumped on me ’cause I’m from Oakland, I’m the ghetto chick and I’m always starting everything, when the actuality, I just say how I feel. I don’t feel like I was starting nothing with her. I was just getting her back for what she said to me.”
On divorce rumors: “I don’t even really know what I wanna do right now. I don’t wanna talk about it. I don’t even want to go into it.”
On her relationship with Boobie: “We co-parent. He’s a great father though. [He takes] DJ to school every morning and I pick him up. We good.”
On dealing with her anger: “I’ve grown a lot. I’m 30 years old. Ain’t the same way I used to do and take my anger out and just go ahead and approach you and do something about it. That ain’t the way I do it no more. I’m a mother and whatever I do from here on out, I want my son to be proud of.”
On her family: “It’s just chaos and I don’t want that around [my son]. I gotta protect him from that kinda chaos.”
On her mother Frankie: “I haven’t even spoken to my mom in a minute. They don’t have my number. It’s a respect thing.”
On her plans after this album: “I was speaking to Baby from Cash Money about a couple things, but I don’t know what’s gonna happen with that.”