the book is forthcoming. by Danyel Smith. a history of black women in pop. from It Books/HarperCollins (2014). now writing. tumbling this stuff keeps me inspired, and keeps my brain sane.
Posts tagged Keyshia Cole
It didn’t even make it on my radar until other people brought it up. It didn’t even matter. We had a wonderful performance, and that’s all I cared about. I was with my sisters and the three of us matter to each other, and that’s all that counts. We matter to a lot more people, with all due respect, than her. So, I really don’t care what she said.
Kelly Rowland, in regard to Keyshia Cole’s comments about Destiny’s Child’s Super Bowl performance


Keyshia Cole


Emotion drives me…anything that makes my skin warm up…I write a lot when I’m angry, and when my feelings get hurt…my feelings get hurt a lot. People say don’t wear your heart on your sleeve. I know nowhere else to put it…So that’s why I like to have a boyfriend, or drama. I don’t like drama–but it does spark. It sparks a feeling…Some people watch sports and yell at the TV. I write songs.

Ester Dean, 2009

She has written/composed/arranged/produced for/with 50 Cent, Beyoncé, Kelly Clarkson, David Guetta, Mary J. Blige, Keyshia Cole, NIcki Minaj, Katy Perry, Rihanna, Flo-Rida … the list goes on …

I appreciate her realness, her gutterness…she brings to the table. I know she gets really glammed up but she’s really gutter. And her songwriting skills are off the chain so I definitely wanted to incorporate that…
…Mary J. Blige is mainstream, Beyoncé is mainstream, Rihanna is mainstream. Chris Brown…and all the other black artists who are really, really at superstar status are mainstream artists. So for R&B, I really don’t know. I think that rap is R&B today. If that makes any sense…and I love Lil Wayne, I love Jay-Z, I love listening to them. I love some of the rap. I can’t listen to it all day, but I love listening to some of them. I think that’s the new R&B. I mean, you have Keyshia Cole and Monica and Brandy. I’m very happy they came back out and they’re doing R&B…Brandy is kind of mainstream also, but I like their new song. I don’t know, there really isn’t any R&B to really speak of…