Keyshia Cole Cuts Ties With Family

Published: Friday 8th Jan 2010 by Trent
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While currently in the studio preparing for the release of her new studio album, Keyshia Cole has released a statement explaining the issues surrounding her relationship with her family. In the release, provided via Freddy O, the songstress notes that she has severed all communication with her family. Read the full statement below:

“To all my friends and fans – It’s time that I clear the air.  It’s not a secret that I haven’t been in contact with my mother Frankie, and my sisters Neffe and Elite and I never wanted to air out our differences to the public.   While I won’t go into detail here I find it necessary to let you guys know I decided to stop communication with them because I was at a point in my life where I needed serenity and peace to move forward. Please know I love my family very much but it was time to let it go.  You guys are a witness to a lot of what was happening from watching on air and online.   Now that I am becoming a mom my passion for having a loving and peaceful home for my child is my #1 priority. It’s very important to both Daniel and I.  My plate is very full; I have a new baby coming, we are planning our wedding and I am working in the studio on a new album that I am close to completing.  The stress that my family is giving me with their constant false reports is not healthy and it’s not what I need at this time in my life.   Please understand that there are only a few people that can officially confirm or deny anything that’s happening in my life and that’s me, Daniel, and my publicist, Tresa Sanders.  And my girl Monica never lies.”
Love Your Girl,

KC

This action demonstrates that Cole is one of the few media savvy artists to have emerged in recent years. Rather than continuing to fuel the chaos, she has expertly explained her views and displayed sound professionalism. Regarding her Monica comment, the latter reported on Twitter page earlier this week that Cole is expecting a baby boy. Therefore it seems that Monica is indeed correct. Congrats to Cole!

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  1. stan January 8, 2010

    wow, a full, articulate explanation that’s longer than 140 characters.

    seriously though, that situation is messed up. i wish her the best.

  2. Kyus93 January 8, 2010

    Poor girl. But kudos to her for battling on

  3. Symone January 8, 2010

    Good for Keyshia because from what I can see of Frankie and Neffie,both are typical users and they will bring her down. I feel they are the types that feel “Keyshia owes them something”….

  4. True January 8, 2010

    It is hard to cut off the people you love. I think at the end of the day we all have to do what makes us happy. A few years ago I had to cut ties with my family and it happened to be the best thing I could have done in my life. I decided to stop focusing on blood andfocus on the people God surrounded me with. People who truly love me and accept me for the man I am. I am telling you, hand to God life is so much easier when you are around positive people who love you. It’s been five years and my heart has never been lighter. I don’t know her whole situation but no one can hurt you worse than your kin. I wish Keyshia the best.

  5. mez January 8, 2010

    she still cant sing in my opinion… but good for her that she is stromg enuff to move on

  6. antertain January 8, 2010

    They should communicate but i can see why Keisha don’t wanna hang around. There’s always some drama round the corner when it comes to Frankie & Neffe

  7. Join HBQs for FREE! January 8, 2010

    It’s a shame, but the right thing to do. More stars should drop the weight, but they feel the need to be loyal, even thought they’re getting scrounged off by people who’re supposed to love them e.g. MJ and the Jacksons. It’s bad enough them using her for fame, but them moving on to her son would be toooooo far.

  8. koko January 8, 2010

    I thought Neffie was doing well? …didn’t she have the book coming out ? Well she can’t blame Keyshia, her sister gave her a good start now she has to do the rest. Good for Keyshia looking out for her immediate family, because if she doesn’t no one else will. Its a shame that family can be like this, just saw an interview with Fantasia talking about the stress and problems of providing for family.

  9. Ben January 8, 2010

    I think it all means well. I however think it is more so that she is trying to cut off ties with her mom more than Frankie, cause Frankie is “Ongoing Chaos.” She is probably tired of being known as the gifted one emerging from a ghetto-ass family, she wants a clean slate. And I guess with her starting a family and finally finding someone to connect with will be a new beginning, kinda like when Mary married Kendu, that was when Mary starting to change her outlook. I always had a crush on Keyshia, but Daniel seems like a cool/down to earth guy and I believe he will take care of her. On another note, I really hope her promo team comes hard this time around with the new album, cause there was so much she could have done with the last project, but the label kinda slept on her for some reason.

  10. Dilla January 9, 2010

    Elite and Neffe are sorry, bust downs, raggedy ass b*tches . Neither of the ungrateful h*** deserve anything they got from Keyshia. B*tch, if I was Keyshia i wouldn’t have just kicked you out, I would have sued you bust downs for everything I ever gave you. Typical city rats! Mad because they’re back to square one. I remember watching an episode of Keyshia’s show, “the way it is” and Neffe had the nerve to say that if Keyshia hadn’t helped her she would still be where she is today. B*tch, did you watch the first season of “the way it is”? You was drunk, dirty, broke and ugly.. well you still ugly but, I’m saying! You was walking around looking like that stray dog in the neighborhood that all the dogs just hop on and screw when they feel like it, and run off till next time. Both of you h*** got issues. i would say go sell your rotten smelling a*ses but no one would pay for those disease tanks. Go to hell professional breeders.

  11. Dilla January 9, 2010

    I had to vent, sorry.

  12. SparkD January 9, 2010

    I agree with Keyshia, I agreed for 2010 to only allow life-giving, life-fulfilling, and positive people in my life.

    You get tired of giving the best of you—feeling drained—but not having a shoulder to lean on when I need help. Scripture is right it tells you to not give your pearls to swine, and you just have to let go.

    It’s sad, and I salute The Coles for raising Keyshia with two parents, where she wants to pass on a stable family for her child. I’ll pray for Keyshia because she needs it.

  13. Ben January 9, 2010

    Good for you Dilla it is so true and I just wish that BET would stop showing Frankie and Effie all the time.They are both a disgrace and show our young girls nothing to aspire to.Frankie has been a terrible mother to all 10, 12 of her kids not sure how many she has and she needs to turn her life around.All those kids need guidance, support and nurturing and Frankie is just loose and trashy.Keyshia stay strong you have tried to put all your family on the right path and some people are beyond help.

  14. AsraStar January 9, 2010

    love Keyisha, One of the realest artists in the industry. Wish her, Daniel n the unborn all the best

  15. TRUTH January 9, 2010

    GOOD FOR KESHIA! THOSE OTHER 2 ARE RAGGED ASS B******, TOTAL HOOD RATS WHO DONT GIVE A F***. KEEP HEARING FRANKIE ON V103 ATL ON RYAN CAMERON SHOW. WUT A F***** TRAIN WRECK MESS SHE IS. ALWAYS SWEARING, GHETTO LIKE ABSOLUTELY NO MANNERS. RYAN HAD TO BLEEP HER OFF AFTER 10 MIN THIS WEEK AFTER SHE STARTED THROWING SHADE, SWEARING, BEING DISRESPECTFUL, AND SAID SOME S*** ABOUT KESHIA. RYAN HAD A LISTENER CALL IN AFTER SHE LEFT AND THAT LADY WAS SPOT ON! SHE LAID IT OUT ON FRANKIE, HAHA. THEY BETTA FIRE HER ASS RIGHT QUICK! HARD TO SAY KESHIA IS FROM THE SAME MOTHER. DIFFERENT AS NITE AND DAY….

  16. xanfex January 10, 2010

    Really do you really know what Keysia is like behind the scenes. To me everyone’s making assumptions. If Keysia was darker and Neffie and Elite were light to me this would have played out in a different way. Frankie always had her issues Keysia knew this and still decided to put her on TV, now she’s saying because of those on-going issues she’s not speaking to her. Thats ridiculous. We all have are struggles. Mario’s mother suffered from the same sort of addiction, except the worse of her behaviour was probably edited out for the camera, should Mario disown his mother too.?????? Obviously, the media attention and illusion of being a celebrity that Keysia readily created for her is hindering Frankie’s long term recovery.

  17. grego January 11, 2010

    bout time they act like she owe them something key move on baby u dont need that drama in your life go make some music

  18. Music_Lover January 11, 2010

    Sometimes people get TIRED of the drama…When your around people that don’t want to change, you have to love them from a distance. I know Keyshia probably said no to another reality show–Why?..B/C her life is changing and she wants peace…What’s wrong with that? She didn’t say she hates them or she was NEVER EVER speaking to them again, She is just threw, I can totally understand her. Sometimes people in your family who see you doing what’s best for you, they try to keep you down, or remind you of your past. Yes..Even some family hates on you and don’t want you to succeed. I know she loves her fam, but she is bringing a new baby in the world..& from the looks of it…she doesn’t want to expose her child to the nonsense, b/c that’s exactly what it is..Nonsense. Frankie and neffe LOVEEEEEEEEEEEE the drama…Neffe just be coming out of nowhere pissed off at ppl. It’s crazy. When you have done all you can do, the best thing to do is nothing. love them from a distance! Do you keysha!

  19. Music_Lover January 11, 2010

    …and on top of that, can you imagine raising a baby around allllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll that drama? please….that lil’ girl would be shaped to be like what she sees..we don’t need another like that..it’s sad..but when people DRAIN you…you gotta let them go. I had a friend who used me like crazy, kind heart,, but didn’t know how to keep ppl around b/c they always had DRAMA going on. I was pregnant, and this person drained the life out of me at work everyday, and then called me everyday 5x’s in a row if I didn’t pick up…ughhhhh..but you know what…YOU HAVE to cut it off.Love them from a distance. ..

  20. Gh January 18, 2010

    I don’t blame Keyshia, she did the right thing…if it were me I wouldn’t have gave a f*ck about them, especially that damn crack head, trick of a mother (bio-mother) that is, because her real mom is the 1 who raised her, Mrs Cole! Any time you have negativity surrounding you the way Keyshia did…come on! If she didn’t cut all ties with her family, especially around Neffie and all that damn cursing & yelling with that drunk a$$ Frankie, they would have destroyed her and anything/anyone she was connected to,this is my motto…if you weren’t there for me when I needed you…then don’t come around me when I don’t need you as well! Trust me! I will not come looking for you either!! Because family will dog you out.

  21. Gh January 18, 2010

    What happened to my comment I posted on this blog?

  22. tweetie February 10, 2010

    ha kesha i really loved that biography of u. it was really touching. i love your song and i love u.

  23. ICE CREAM March 16, 2010

    SORRY TO READ THAT!!!!!!!!!

  24. Grandma Beverly Goines January 28, 2011

    Keisha; I have been following your entire story from the beginning to the end; as a 62 year mother; grandma and grandmother I saw a lot of things that you did for your family that stretched you into many different directions. Family should always make each other feel as though they are brought into this World to make a difference and be an attribute to their family members. Though we live in a World/Universe where everthing is put out there for us to do we must, and I reiterate everyone must have a strong constitution to say at that time in his or her life good choices VS the poor choices has consequence…… We have one time in life……..a person/mother/sister/child/relative can say this is what I want to do to my life no matter what my child says; this is what I am not going to do and this is what I chose to do.

    You have been extremely the strongest link to hold your family together, however.; Keisha I’m on the outside looking in and here is the truth..FAMILY IS TO LOVE: FAMILY IS TO GIVE LOVE: FAMILY IS TO SUPPORT LOVE AND BE LOVED:
    When MY/ OR A family member crosses that line then I CUT them Off from my life.

    YOU SEE KEISHA YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO BE PROUD OF ALL YOU HAVE DONE AND YOUR ACHIEVEMENT AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS IN YOUR LIFE…NEVER LET A FAMILY MAKE YOU FEEL AS THOUGH YOU OWE THEM SOMEMTHING…THEY HAVE ALL THE SAME CHOICES IN THIS WORLD THAT YOU HAVE AND AS YOU HAVE SAID IT YOU HAVE A NEW FAMILY COMING YOUR WAY. I WAS SO HAPPY TO HEAR YOU ANNOUNCE THAT YOU HAVE TO STAY FOCUSED AND FIND PEACE WITHIN YOURSELF AND YOUR NEW FAMILY NOW! KEISHA ; PLEASE DO NOT LET YOUR FAMILY COME INTO YOUR LIFE WITH YOUR BABY AND YOUR HUSBAND TO DESTROY IT THIS CAN HAPPEN………YOU ARE A TRUE WARRIOR FOR FAMILY AND YOU HAVE PAVED YOUR WAY IN THIS LIFE WITHOUT YOUR FAMILY ……JUST IMIGINE WHAT YOU CAN CONTINUE TO DO WITHOUT YOUR FAMILY STRIPPING YOU AND TARRING YOU DOWN…YOU HAVE PROVEN TO EACH OF THEM THAT YOU HAVE PAVED YOUR WAY AND MADE SUCCESS AND YOU HAVE SHARED THAT WITH THEM AND THEY TOOK YOUR GIVING AND YOUR LOVE FOR GRANTED….PLS STAY STRONG AND ALWAYS KEEP YOUR DOOR CRACKED TO ALL FAMILY….YOUR FAMILY CAN BE YOUR WORST ENEMY…YOU HAVE GROWN UP AND NOW THEY HAVE TO GROW UP!!!!!!!! MAY GOD CONTINUE TO WALK W ITH YOU AND KEEP YOU STRONG TO THE DRAMA……..!!!!!!

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