SWV’s Coko Poses With Jhené Aiko After Backlash For Saying Her Music Makes People Sleepy

Published: Monday 29th Apr 2019 by Rashad

‘You’re the One’ singer Coko (of SWV) was the one atop the hitlist of a number of critics who slammed her for negatively weighing in on today’s top R&B divas.

The Grammy-nominee, hot on the promo trail in support of ‘Ladies Night’ – her new reality show alongside SWV band members and rap legends Salt-N-Pepa (click here to watch the trailer), landed in the hot seat when a recent interviewer asked her to weigh in on a slew of modern female Urban acts like Teyana Taylor, Jhene Aiko, H.E.R., and more.

Despite being a seasoned and highly respected vocalist herself, Coko’s criticism earned her a few thumbs down from some supporters of the new class.  More inside:

After the video above surfaced, it incited polarized responses to say the least:


To show all is well with Aiko, Coko took to Instagram to share a snap of the two all smiles:

The photo was accompanied by a caption that read:

“Jhene’ Aiko is a sweetheart! She walked up to me and said all of my songs aren’t sleepy. We laughed & hugged it out!!❤️ She got what I was saying though. It’s all love, no hate. My son is a big fan of hers.” 


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  1. Are you Kidding Me? April 29, 2019

    I wouldn’t apologize. Jhene Aiko has NO talent whatsoever. People think she’s pretty because she’s Asian and THAT IS IT.

    She’s like Sza, tons of hype..but would never make it past the first round of American Idol. Her sister can actually hold a note, yet nobody cares.

    I don’t know who made Jhene popular, but she needs to go away.

    • Interac April 29, 2019

      Jhene’s sister Mila j is the truth!!! She put out an ep every month last year and she sounds amazing when she stacks her voice with the choir effect.

      Jhene’s music is pretty bland to me, with the exception of a few songs. Her vocals are mediocre but they work with the whole healing/ soothing vibe.

      While CTRL is an amazing album, sza has been a huge disappointment on the live front. That being said, I can appreciate her for her songwriting skills, she gifted in that department.

      Coko’s facial expressions never lied. And Teyana always pays homage to the 90’s queen. I knew they wouldn’t shade her.

      • Bey Best April 30, 2019

        Jhené and Mika are this generation’s J.Lo, sleeping around over having talent gives them longevity in show business.

    • SMH April 30, 2019

      Lol yeah, I always saw Jheno Aiko as a poor man’s Amerie.

  2. Fancy BISH April 29, 2019

    Coko said what TF she said ? Some of these new girls are NyQuil hunnie ??

    • SMH April 30, 2019

      Lmao exactly, Coko told no lies.

  3. MUSICHEAD April 29, 2019

    Where’s the lie?

  4. Interac April 29, 2019

    HER really shines during her live performances. Her vocals are not to be slept on.

    • Bey Best April 30, 2019

      What about J.Hud???

  5. Steve April 30, 2019

    Truth is Coko’s opinion is legit but that’s not to take out the fact that Coko is shady. Especially for someone who shades her bandmates.

  6. SNF April 30, 2019

    Ole Hootin and Hollerin Coko lol

  7. SMH April 30, 2019

    Call it shade or whatever you want, its the truth.

  8. 2bad2bme April 30, 2019

    I love how Jhene was still respectful to Coko and laughed it off. That is how you treat the legends that came before you. Much respect to Jhene!

    • Fancy BISH April 30, 2019

      You’re right, she handled it very well ✅

  9. I hate b&w b itchezz . They both not sht April 30, 2019

    Does teyana, Jhene, h.er…think they can sing better than coko? IN their honest opinion ? In a competition

  10. I hate b&w b itchezz . They both not sht April 30, 2019

    Shout out to wyclef John for work with Whitney Houston my love is your love.. Work with Lauren hill. ..and Destiny child. No no n o

    That man knows a woman’s treasure. Her voice.


    Coko should have slapped the s*** d of aiko

    B**** don’t ever step to. Me

  12. Evander April 30, 2019

    Everyone whose posted is talking about Jhené can’t sing and where is the lie… etc…. Jhené has one of the prettiest tones. You don’t have to be a powerhouse to be a good singer. Coko ain’t no legend – show me the receipts. SWV was an amazing group, but they weren’t legend status. The only girl groups in the 90s to do that were En Vogue, TLC, and Destinys Child and there’s really only one person from all of those groups that can be seen as a true legend as a solo artist. That’s not to say that SWV didn’t contribute to the culture. Anyways, Coko is another great singer with a Poor ass attitude that feels powerful making others feel less than. And unfortunately people see that as being honest. I see it as being insecure. What a shame bc her vocal ability is so superb. Both of the other girls were spreading love and finding positive things to say, which is what we need more of. And less of the nasty behavior that perpetuates divisiveness and more nastiness. Jhené handled that the way I wish more people did. And she was saying how she wished H.E.R. would switch it up. She clearly doesn’t listen to her music outside of what is playing on the radios.

    • MG April 30, 2019

      SWVs first 3 albums combined sold more albums than Envogue …How are they not legends?

    • Queen ?? Missy May 1, 2019

      Lies you tell! You may not like her attitude but don’t take away the fact that SWV is the blueprint for a lot of the groups/solo artists that followed.

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