Keyshia Cole Announces Retirement / Twitter Reacts

Published: Thursday 18th Mar 2021 by Rashad

I just want it to be over takes on new meaning for R&B diva Keyshia Cole.

Nearly 17 years after the GRAMMY-nominated songstress first cracked the Pop charts with her introductory hit ‘I Changed My Mind,’ she has seemingly changed her mind about wanting to continue pursuing her career in music.

Details inside:

Taking to Twitter Wednesday (March 17), Cole left fans stunned with the announcement she was retiring.  The statement was made in response to an encouraging fan who was noting the growing buzz afforded to the singer’s latest single, ‘I Don’t Want to Be in Love.’

As news of her announcement made its rounds, many of her supporters reacted in disbelief.  In response, Keyshia confirmed the tweet did not come from a hacker nor was she joking.

Concerned fans immediately wondered about the status of Cole’s forthcoming eighth studio album (for which ‘I Don’t Want to Be in Love’ serves as the first single of).


Bringing the conversation full circle, some alluded to the commercial nonperformance of ‘I Don’t Want to Be in Love’ being the catalyst for Cole’s decision as the song has yet to crack the Hot 100 over a month after its release.

However, Keyshia suggested family matters were her inspiration.



Needless to say, Twitter did NOT take the news well of yet another beloved singer/songwriter (under 40-years-old) announcing a permanent hiatus.


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    • Shayla Queen 👑 March 18, 2021

      Still obsessed with the Queen, I see. Judging from your username.

      Go team!

  1. Swifter2020 March 18, 2021

    Tomorrow Keyshia’s playlist “I Changed My Mind”…she’s just out for some clout.

    • That’s a nono March 18, 2021

      Right. Like gurl sit down ya full of s***

  2. Tori March 18, 2021

    Y’all always want ppl to continously drop albums that yall ain’t buying nor streaming for free. Even piracy is down. Y’all have ruined the damn music industry and still out here asking artist to struggle?

    • Sipping the finest March 18, 2021

      Sooo. Where are the lies?? ☕️

    • Adina…+Adina…+Say+Adina March 18, 2021

      Ooohhh Chile…. the truth of it all…

  3. That’s a nono March 18, 2021

    Ok gurl🙄

  4. SoNotSorry March 18, 2021

    Do anything for clout

  5. 🍭marilyn monh-O-E🍭(💫Perfectly Splendid✨) March 18, 2021

    Gurl bye 💅🏿💅🏿 It has to do with that infamous versus karaoke backlash. My gurl Ashanti killed her career 🤳🏿🤳🏿

    • Ego30$ March 18, 2021

      Period. 💅🏾

  6. Steve March 18, 2021

    And then two new albums will drop.

  7. Grey Matter March 18, 2021

    Sad thing is she is a great artist!

    In the last her promo has been little to non existent and it seems her label isn’t willing to pour money into her projects. However why can’t Keyshia spend some of her own money and believe in herself enough to know that eventually she will see the return. Additionally where are the snatch my soul songs at? Remember when diddy kept making Keyshia sing from her gut on their song together and kept making her sing her part over and over until he felt her soul! Give us those jams! Believe in your craft and invest in yourself. Do heavy promo make videos. You have great tracks on your albums but they never get the single treatment.

    • Shayla Queen 👑 March 18, 2021

      Agreed! 💯

    • Detruth March 18, 2021

      Love her but she has definitely released the wrong single on the last couple albums.

      • Here March 18, 2021

        Current single is good but no promo

  8. 🍭marilyn monh-O-E🍭(💫Perfectly Splendid✨) March 18, 2021

    Keyshia is retiring from sucking ghetto mad 🍆, now she is trying to be a classy lady 💅🏿💅🏿

  9. Nah March 18, 2021

    I imagine it’s discouraging to pour a lot of hard work into putting an album together and heavily promote it only for it not to sell. I suspect she’s ready to do new things and is trying to get in front of the inevitable: her label will be dropping her soon.

  10. Here March 18, 2021

    Her new single is actually pretty good it’s not being promoted though

  11. J March 18, 2021

    If you can’t take the heat…

    Artists need to wake up and realize the more they can do for themselves, the more money they can pocket.

    Keyshia is from the old school and she’s used to a machine pushing and working for her. This is the age of multifaceted artistry. She’s popular enough to go independent. But she said she wants to take care of her kids instead. Nothing wrong with that. 🙂

    Just don’t expect your fanbase to be as understanding if you choose to return Keyshia. Look at Tamar.

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