Keyshia Cole: I Won't Sacrifice Mommy Role for Album Sales

Keyshia Cole: I Won't Sacrifice Mommy Role for Album Sales

The R&B star spoke to "106 & Park" about her priorities as an artist and mother.

Published April 18, 2011

Yesterday, Keyshia Cole returned to drop off her long awaited video for the single "Take Me Away." While speaking to Terrence and Rocsi about her new music, she tackled head-on the criticism about her music and slumping record sales.

When fans complain that they don’t like music from the “happy Keyshia”, she tells them to buy the deluxe edition of her album, Calling All Hearts, which features more of the down-and-out ballads that she's become famous for. Even with the re-release, Hearts has not reached the gold mark, a first for a Keyshia Cole album.

Keyshia promised that her next collection of music will satisfy her core fans, as she returns to the sound that helped her first two efforts, The Way It Is and Just Like You both top a million copies sold. “They supported me a tiny bit while I was happy,” Keyshia said. “On the new album I'll try to give them what they want, if I can.”

However, Keyshia was adamant that she will not sacrifice raising her child with NBA player, Daniel Gibson in order to be successful in her music career. Keyshia explained that her role as a fiancée to Daniel and mother to their child doesn’t hold her back—it motivates her to move forward.

During the interview Terrence and Rocsi got Ms. Cole to slip up and pre-announce her upcoming tour with R. Kelly and Marsha Ambrosius.  The tour’s existence had not been announced until now.

Written by Hashim Warren

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