Fans can trust and believe that R&B beauty Keyshia Cole is hot on the promo trail in support of her forthcoming effort ‘Woman To Woman’.
Set to go head-to-head with pop megastars Rihanna and Nicki Minaj, Cole is undoubtedly cooking up a major promo campaign to fend off the competition.
Set to unveil appearances on top shows next week, fans can first find the ‘Love’ singer afront ‘Rolling Out’ magazine. There, she dishes on her relationship with husband Daniel ‘Boobie’ Gibson, her thoughts on Brandy & Beyonce, and – of course – the commercial mishap that was 2010’s ‘Calling All Hearts’.
See excerpts and more photos below:
The title of your album, Woman to Woman, what’s the meaning behind it?
It’s for women who have been through similar situations and can relate to me. It’s for all women. It’s also a personal statement. It has been 10 years since I signed to Intersope. I became a woman before everyone’s eyes.
The last album didn’t do as well as your other work. Why didn’t it resonate with fans?
I was pregnant. I was going through a lot with my family at the time. Some of the songs were about them. It was an extremely emotional time and it reflected on the album. When you’re pregnant, you’re 10 times more emotional about everything. .
Are there any couples in entertainment you admire for being examples of a strong family?
I respect Beyoncé and Jay-Z, because I know how hard it can be to stay in love in this business. In the beginning, it appeared as if Jay-Z knew Beyoncé had work to do. I respect that. You can’t go into a relationship trying to change someone. You have to grow with that person and go through everything with them. That’s one thing that I noticed and I respect about them. Of course, I’m not with them every day, but that’s what I see from the outside looking in.
What do you want your overall message to be for those who relate to your songs?
I didn’t have great examples while coming up in Oakland. I was able to look to examples in the industry such as Brandy. She was able to do a lot at an early age. In Mary J. Blige I saw strength. She never gave up. That’s what I want to leave behind. I want young women to know that where they start doesn’t have to be where they finish. You have to take it a day at a time. You go through things, you learn and you keep fighting.