New Music: Keyshia Cole feat. French Montana & Remy Ma – ‘You’

KC is back. As she gears up for her upcoming album, Keyshia Cole taps French Montana and Remy Ma for the lead single “You,” which addresses bitter breakups with anthemic empowerment and no-holds-barred bashing.

“Whole squad said you was a ho, though,” sings Cole. “Let Breezy know these ni**as ain’t loyal / Blowing up my phone, turn my phone off / Can’t take no bitch ni**a phone calls.”

Riding with Keyshia is her longtime pal Remy, who provides her own take on the concept. “How you gettin’ hoes, take ’em home, and you wife ’em?” she asks. “It’s really no comparison ’cause I ain’t nothin’ like them / Bestie said, ‘Fuck him,’ I’m like, Don’t get me hyped ’cause at one point, it would’ve been gunpoint, on-sight, bum.”

French Montana follows the ladies with a verse of his own, also admonishing an ex. “A real one hold you down like a real army,” he raps. “But I picked the wrong one like Steve Harvey.” Later, he even adds a political reference. “Your game week like seven nights / Coming with them same lines like Trump wife.”

Both artists were perfect additions to the track, according to Keyshia. “Remy is my girl,” she tells Rap-Up. “That’s my ace there. She’s been supportive during this process and I told her I couldn’t do this album without her. French is the homie so one call, he got on the record, and he did it the next day.”

“You” arrives ahead of Keyshia’s upcoming Epic Records debut 1111 Reset. “I wanted to put [1111] on the album because it’s been everywhere,” she said. “For the past year, I’ve been seeing 1111 constantly and to my understanding, you’re aligned spiritually with your destiny and everything that is meant to be in your life is happening at the right time. The timing is right. Everything is right. Reset is definitely cohesive with that.”

1111 Reset, the follow-up to 2014’s Point of No Return, is due later this year.