Class Acts: Keyshia Cole

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  • Keyshia Cole | Black Girls Rock | Music | BET
  • Keyshia Cole | Black Girls Rock | Music | BET
  • Keyshia Cole | Tupac | Black Girls Rock | Music | BET
  • Keyshia Cole | Eve | Kanye West | Shyne | Black Girls Rock | Music | BET
  • Keyshia Cole | Missy Elliott | Lil Kim | Black Girls Rock | Music | BET
  • Keyshia Cole | Neffe | Frankie | Black Girls Rock | Music | BET
  • Keyshia Cole | Black Girls Rock | Music | BET
  • Keyshia Cole | Monica | Black Girls Rock | Music | BET
  • Keyshia Cole | Marsha Ambrosius | Nicki Minaj | Timbaland | R. Kelly | Black Girls Rock | Music | BET
  • Keyshia Cole | Daniel Gibson | Black Girls Rock | Music | BET
  • Keyshia Cole | Black Girls Rock | Music | BET
  • Keyshia Cole | Faith Evans | Alicia Keys | Black Girls Rock | Music | BET

Mentored by Tupac

The singer entered the music industry at the tender age of 12, recording with MC Hammer. She later met Tupac Shakur and the two formed a friendship. Pac promised to help Keyshia launch her career and offered her the opportunity to write a hook on one of his upcoming projects. Of course, the project never got done, as he died unexpectedly. 

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