Keyshia Cole

Rap-Up TV: Chrisette Michele Pranks Keyshia Cole, Almost Poses Nude for PETA

Prior to the release of her new album Better, Chrisette Michele spent her spring on the road with Keyshia Cole. During part two of our interview, the “Charades” singer recalled the fun times she had on the “Woman to Woman” tour.

“Touring with Keyshia Cole was an experience I’ll never forget,” Chrisette told Rap-Up TV. “Keyshia Cole’s fans are incredibly vibrant and incredibly colorful.”

So she knew she had to bring her A-game to the stage each night. “They are very live and they make you bring your best self.”

During the last show in Oakland, Chrisette decided to play a prank on her tourmate. She disguised herself as Trinidad James in an Afro wig and joined Keyshia on stage during the portion of the show where she duets with a fan. She acted crazy and remixed the song, pretending to be the “All Gold Everything” rapper.

After revealing herself, Keyshia couldn’t stop laughing. “Long story short, that was the first time we ever hung out,” said Chrisette.

She was also approached by PETA to pose nude, but after the animal rights organization saw her wearing an animal product, they called off the shoot.

“They didn’t like the stylist’s outfit choice,” she said. “I really liked it, I wore it, and that was the end of my PETA campaign. I feel bad about it and hopefully we can work together in a different capacity.”

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Keyshia Cole Entertains Troops at USO Show

Keyshia Cole and Daniel Gibson

While on the European leg of her “Woman to Woman” tour, Keyshia Cole took time out of her busy schedule to salute the troops.

The R&B songstress performed a free USO show for America’s Armed Forces and their families at Vogelweh Air Base in Germany over the weekend. Her husband, Cleveland Cavalier shooting guard Daniel “Booby” Gibson, was by her side as she met with members of the military.

“I have such a profound respect for our troops and their families stationed all over the world—whether they are in the Middle East or here in Europe,” said Cole. “I feel so blessed to do what I love for a living and am grateful to the USO for the opportunity to perform for troops and show them some love before going back out onto the road again.”

Her husband praised her moral-boosting visit. “I am so proud of my wife and all of her accomplishments in music and in life,” said Gibson. “It is an honor to stand beside her and support her everyday, but especially on a day like Saturday—when we honored, saluted and celebrated our troops and their families through music and our actions.”

Keyshia will return to the U.S. to perform at the Essence Music Festival on July 7 in Louisiana.

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Keyshia Cole Duets with Fan at L.A. Show

Keyshia Cole

Keyshia Cole has been traveling across the country on her “Woman to Woman” tour with Chrisette Michele and Mateo. Every night during the 18-city trek, she brings a fan onstage to duet with her on “Woman to Woman.”

Last night at Club Nokia in Los Angeles was no exception. The R&B diva invited a young lady to join her on the title track to her latest album. Keysh opened the song, letting the fan sing Ashanti’s parts. But when the girl started singing Keyshia’s opening verse, she put her in check, holding up a finger (:08 mark).

The tour wraps on Sunday in Keyshia’s hometown of Oakland.

Watch K.C. make a fan’s dream come true.

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Kelly Rowland Brushes Off Keyshia Cole, Plots Tour with The-Dream

Kelly Rowland

Kelly Rowland was back in the hot seat during her visit to Power 105′s “The Breakfast Club” on Friday. In addition to getting hit on by Charlamagne, the “Kisses Down Low” singer spoke about topics ranging from oral sex to her new album to a Destiny’s Child reunion.

“I am in love with this album,” said Kelly of Talk a Good Game, due in June. The project features production from T-Minus, Boi-1da, Pharrell, Kevin Cossom, Mike WiLL Made It, and The-Dream, who she may tour with.

She explained why she was crying in a photo taken on her birthday (“I had an epiphany about life”) and why she doesn’t want a family right now. Plus, she once again shared her thoughts on Keyshia Cole’s Beyoncé comments and defended B’s controversial record “Bow Down.”

Read highlights from the interview below.

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Keyshia Cole Performs on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’

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Amidst the Beyoncé controversy from earlier in the day, all eyes were on Keyshia Cole when she took the stage on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” on Monday.

The blonde songstress poured her heart out as she belted the ballad “Trust and Believe” off her latest album Woman to Woman. She also delivered “I Choose You” for the encore.

Keyshia will kick off her “Woman to Woman” tour with Chrisette Michele on March 28 in Westbury, New York.

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Keyshia Cole Blasts Beyoncé’s ‘Bow Down’

Keyshia Cole and Beyoncé

Keyshia Cole’s mouth is getting her in more trouble. The outspoken songstress has put Beyoncé’s new song “Bow Down” on blast.

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Keyshia Cole Announces ‘Woman to Woman’ Tour with Chrisette Michele

Keyshia Cole

It will be girls’ night out when Keyshia Cole hits the road this spring. The R&B diva has announced dates for her “Woman to Woman” tour with special guest Chrisette Michele.

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