Keyshia Cole Covers Essence Magazine

Published: Monday 10th Sep 2007 by Sam
Currently riding high on the charts with her smash hit ‘Let It Go’, Keyshia Cole also appears on the cover of the October issue of Essence Magazine. In the main feature, the singer speaks on her tough upbringing, relationships and being compared to Mary J. Blige. Check out her take on being compared to the ‘Queen of Hip-Hop/Soul:

ESSENCE: How do you feel about constantly being compared to Mary J. Blige?

COLE: I feel like we are very similar based on everything we’ve been through in our personal lives. It’s helped make us sing the way we sing. Because she didn’t have a vocal coach, and neither did I. And when I met her I told her, “You winning all those Grammy’s—congratulations—it gives me inspiration to this day that maybe I can do the same thing.” You know, it’s just a real big life circle. I think there are a lot of things that she could tell me that’d help me. I’m not trying to take nobody’s place or nothing like that. But I’m just saying, as a woman—as a young Black woman—if she knows some of the answers, Give ’em to me!” (Laughing.) But she said that I could call her anytime. I just haven’t done it yet.

I’m liking the way she answered that one. Still, I’m sure the comparisons will continue. You can the whole interview in the magazine – which is on newsstands now. A tidbit: the second season of Keyshia’s BET reality show will premiere October 30th.

What do you think of the cover / comment?

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  1. Anonymous September 10, 2007

    Go Keyshia!! [=

  2. Anonymous September 10, 2007

    Way to go Keyshia … humility is the best quality. I’m glad to know that you she is not so big on herself that she can’t see that she and Mary are a lot alike and that Mary has paved a way for her.

  3. Anonymous September 19, 2007

    KEYSHiA BEEN MY GiRL SiNCE THE BEGiNNiNG! & i SEEN NOW THAT SHE HAS GROWN SOOO STRONG. ESPECiALLY WHEN SHE CAME OUT WiTH THE HiT “LET iT GO” KEYSHiA iS A GREAT ROLE MODEL. CUSz SHE iS TELLiN US iT DONT MATTA WHERE YHU COME FROM. YOU CAN STiLL BE STRONG AND BE SOMEBODY GREAT. SO MUCH LOVE KEYSHiA & i LOVED HOW SHE ANSWERED THE QUESTiON UP THERE [:

  4. Anonymous September 21, 2007

    I too have been down with my girl Keyshia since the day. I love her music her last album was off the chain with many bangin track. When I first heard let it go I was like my girl making dope song. Only thing about this song is I personally can relate. She looks so fabulous on the cover of Essence.

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