We received this statement from Tresa Sanders, PR for Keyshia Cole. Keyshia wants you to know that her mom Frankie is sick and Keyshia is hurt and dismayed that people continue to exploit her mom's sickness for their entertainment.

A source close to Keyshia told us Keyshia is in a very positive place and she just doesn't think that it's appropriate for young people to see and read about that. Her intentions is to see growth and she wants kids to see something positive and something different. That's why she removed herself from her reality TV show because there was no growth.

Keyshia does not find this situation amusing. She clings to her relationship with God first and she's concentrating on her unborn baby and her fiance Boobie.

I don't keep up with Twitter drama, but clearly, looking at the statement, Keyshia values her friendship with her close friend Monica and she was probably hurt when her family dragged Mo into their mess at Christmas.

STATEMENT FROM KEYSHIA COLE

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

Image: WhatsPoppin.net

  • mzvirgo78

    From my own experience ...sometimes it IS necessary to LOVE from a distance. KeyCo ...do what you gotta do girl. Peace is PRICELESS!

  • missmiami

    I have seen the growth in Keyshia. I know she wants to be loved and if Boobie (23yr old I think) can give it to her than oh the heck with it "CONGRATS". I miss your emotions from the first album but HELL IF MJB can make AWESOME music while being HAPPILY MARRIED I guess you can too!

    Congrats girl :-D

  • Anna

    Good for her and GOD BLESS. We can pick our friends but not our family. If distancing yourself from your family improves you, nothing wrong with that. Congrats on the baby and the soon to be hubby.

  • j.c.

    wow

  • MrsHawthorne77

    I aint mad at cha Keyshia! I'm bout ta put a few of my close relatives on the back burner and it's all for the best.

    :claps:

  • http://twitter.com/allthingsmwny allthingsmwny

    Awe, I feel so bad for Keyshia that she tried to help her family and we saw it when she brought in the counselor on the show. That statement almost brought a tear to my eyes. Keep your head up Keyshia. Shoutout to Monica for being a good strong friend to Keyshia.

  • starr

    Only thing is...She was the one that introduce them to us...juss sayin

    Anyhoo...I'm not a big fan of completely cutting people off. I really hope the story about her not even call them on christmas wasn't true. But hey...She's about to start her own fam now i guess....if she thinks this will help her moving forward...then we wish her luck

  • Krysi J

    glad she cleared that up :yea:

    but I for one didn't believe half of the shyt Elite and nem was saying anyway... simply because I used to watch the show

    :shrugs:

  • starr

    guess..frankie n neffie won't be attendance at the wedding lol such a shame

  • starr

    Only thing is…She was the one that introduce them to us…juss sayin

    Anyhoo…I’m not a big fan of completely cutting people off. I really hope the story about her not even call them on christmas wasn’t true. But hey…She’s about to start her own fam now i guess….if she thinks this will help her moving forward…then we wish her luck
    *********

    I meant cutting off fam here

  • missmiami

    Anybody in here have that one friend that only comes around when she's single?????????? :rofl: For example, when she dating someone she's always missing like seriously no calls, fb, email or anything. Then when it's over she pops up and always wants to hang out.

    I'm just saying :coffee:

  • Al-Ameera

    I totally feel where she is coming from. Frankie is someone's grandmother... Geez she needs to get it together already!

  • flawless001

    Congrats KeyCo!! :danban1:

  • BROWNSUGAPOET

    I've had those immediate family members that I had to cut off for a time period. I got tired of gettin tensed up every time I saw the number on the caller id cause I knew it was gonna be some mess and I learned that once I take in that stress then that's affectin my household and my other was not havin it so after I had warned them don't callin me with that crap i had to cut them off for awhile and now they have some act right and we get along just fine!

  • http://dahoneyhive.blogspot.com ryand91

    ::clapping:: I hope that Keyshia is serious. I also hope and pray that her and Daniel have a successful and prosperous marriage. I wish her health and serenity. She's one of the few entertainers I think of favorably.

  • CHARBEE1

    MISS MIAMI:
    I have an associate like that and I had to let her go. Some women get with men and say 'fudge' freinds and family too for that matter. But there is nothing like someone who will be there no matter what.

  • MizzT

    Well I guess all families have their DRAMA, but I can't wait to see the wedding pics.

  • indesign18

    She now has a child to think about and putting the stabilty of that child is first. I dont blame her for that at all. when became a mother I realized that some poeple in my life including family had habits that I didn't want my child around so this is the best and now her family will even sink or swim without her support. Ironically they are blasting her talking about she didn't buy them xmas gifts, how bout she bout them all houses, wow a warm place to rest your head with men who don't work. As for elite I think she just came aboard for fame, now she trying to get shows and trying to sing. what happened to the baby she had when she first showed up? The pastor 2 seasons ago told Keyshia she couldn't save them thus giving her knowledge that God requires us to love and forgive but we dont have to be anybody's fool, and removal on oneself from t situations is common in the bible for peace!

  • http://imani-lamar.blogspot.com rhiannon

    Kudos to Keyshia!! Her growth was obvious but her family seemed to be stunted and had no will to go foward!

  • http://facebook.com/kendra.knowles lilredkk

    well said Keisha.....My (510) Chica!

  • H-Townmama

    I for one am glad she did this. All the professionals(accountant, coundelor) in her life have been telling her this. Im glad she cares enough about her child to do the right thing, which is to let them go. It doesnt have to be forever, but I would and am actually doing the same thing as well.
    If you really love your children you will go through hell and highwater to protect them and provide a loving and nuturing environment at any cost. Good for you ma. Keep your head up! As you pray for God to work on you, pray the same for them as well.

  • ro

    well she try to help her family. god will give her a star in heaven for it! but if they don't want to grow form being hoodrats and living the good life, that's up to them, because I want the good life!

  • http://facebook.com/home.php?#/profile.php?ref=profile&id=1224695543 Karamelkisses76

    Good for her! Let go & let God :yes:

  • bklynchick

    I know that sometimes u do have to distant yourself from certain family members in order to keep your peace of mind for real...but it is sad that u have to do that because family should be there for each other no matter what..hopefully one day they will all get together and come to an agreement and be a real family again because the new baby does need to know her aunts, cousin and even her grandmother at the end of the day that is her family!!

  • LadyTaurus

    I can't blame Keyshia. At the end of the day, she has to live her life. We cant pick family.

  • intensemocha

    THIS HAS TO BE DIFFICULT FOR HER TO EVEN SAY

    NOT SURE WHAT THE SITUATION IS, BUT GOD CHANGES THINGS

    AND HOPEFULLY THIS IS A TEMPORARY SOLUTION

    NOT TAKEN SIDES NONE TO TAKE WHEN IT INVOLVES FAMILY

    HOPEFULLY THEY WILL WORK OUT THEIR DIFFERENCES

    CUTTING OFF DOGS,CATS, ETC, NO GOOD FRIENDS ETC. I CAN SEE, BUT FAMILY TEMPORARILY BUT DEFINITELY NOT FOR EVER

    LOVE FROM A DISTANCE IS THE BEST WAY TO DEAL WITH DIFFICULT FOLKS- AN E-MAIL TO SAY HELLO, TEXT, PHONE CALL IF YOU CAN AVOID DRAMA, A CARD IN THE MAIL JUST TO SAY YOU CARE

    YOU NEVER KNOW THE DAY YOUR TIME WILL COME OR THEIRS AND YOU WOULDN'T WANT TO LEAVE OR THEM TO LEAVE WITHOUT THEM KNOWING YOU AT LEAST CARE AND LOVE THEM

    TOMORROW IS PROMISED TO NO MAN, WOMAN, OR CHILD

  • missy

    Key Cole I don't have a problem if you cut your family off...but don't cut your nieces and nephews off....that doesn't mean to give them gifts..but just call them and make sure they are okay...and don't let them feel bad about what may be going on....I hope the relationship between them gets better....at least be civil around each other...

  • mzloud

    Damn.. I didn't know she had cut them off all together.... WHOA!! Sometimes thats best.... They were bringing her down anyway.... Oh Well Congrats to Keyshia and Bobie and the new baby... Moving on :coffee:

  • brucebaner1

    Good job Keisha!!! Misery loves company......cut them ALL off!!!

  • onlinefan

    I agree with you missy, cut off the deadbeat adults but don't block the kids. I'ts not their fault. but it's probably hard for her to even communicate with the kids because the adults may use them to manipulate her.

    i have a friend that when she needs money or other stuff she has her kid call and beg for it, then takes it to use for herself. she knows people will do for her daughter and not for her so she uses her like that.

  • ReadTheBlog

    Isn't she the one who went looking for her crack head momma to begin with? Btich, you mad a the wrong person.

    She trying so hard to stay relevant - :rofl:

  • trynabeme

    :claps: Bless yo :heart: Keesh.

    I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE how much she's grown over the years & admire her passion & determination in becoming the woman she wants to be!

  • MzTee

    Keyshia is doing the best thing for her and her soon be family -- Boobie and baby.

    I have distanced myself from relatives and friends who no longer enhance my life and detract from it rather than bring anything to it. Your first responsibility is to yourself and ensuring that those around you love and support you. If they don't -- you need to cut them off. If it's intended for them to come back into your life, the CREATOR will make it happen.

    Keyshia couldn't continue to grow and work on self for all the dang drama her family put her through and is continuing to try to put her through. Tough love is called that for a reason. She still loves her family, but again self love is priceless and what she needs to commit herself to.

  • missy

    @online-Yea I agree with you...they may use the kids to try an manipulate her....but they will only hurt the children if they do that..because Key Cole looked like she was close with Neffie's kids.....but I think she should call the kids just to check up on them not give them gifts..

    But your friend isn't right for using her kid to get what she wants.... :nono:

  • mirsmommy

    Go on ahead KC, we, your fans will support you no matter what. I understand what you mean. I, also distanced myself from my family during most of my pregnancy due to the negative energy. It's very unhealthly to say the least. Do what you have to do for your soon-to-be family, and know that God will get you through.

    He got me through. :wink:

  • missy

    :offtopic:

    Monica is in the romelo post....if y'all wanna talk to her....

  • kwall

    good for her. she coulda been shorter tho and been like "i pushed ALL they azzes OFF this gravy train and threw they ays two fangas"

    she don't owe nobody an explanation. not them...not the public...nobody but God and her husband to be.

    much love to keyco.

  • http://mistariesworld.blogspot.com mistarie

    @ Starr: Sometimes you have to cut off people to keep yourself sane, even if it is family. Shyt, family will be the ones that bring you down faster than anyone else. Nobody was/is growing in thatfamily. None wants to get a job. Noone wants to do anything to elevate themselves. Keyshia has got to look out for herself and her child. Music careers are getting shorter and shorter and that business does not come with a retirement plan. I say good for you Keyshia.

    *whispering* But ya'll know she didn't write this by herself right? *runs out*

  • birdofbeauty09

    missmiami Says:

    Anybody in here have that one friend that only comes around when she’s single?????????? For example, when she dating someone she’s always missing like seriously no calls, fb, email or anything. Then when it’s over she pops up and always wants to hang out.

    I’m just saying
    --------------------------------------------------------------
    I have a friend who did this...and she married the man! She's pregnant now, and I don't speak to her on a regular basis. I just pray that she has a healthy pregnancy.

    :ontopic: I applaud KC. Sometimes you have to let dead weight go, which includes family, friends, associates, etc. I agree with IntenseMocha, I hope that it's a temporary situation. I know, I had to do this with my mother's side of the family and it took 2 years before I could talk to them again. Now, for the most part, we're cool...

  • birdofbeauty09

    missmiami Says:

    Anybody in here have that one friend that only comes around when she’s single?????????? For example, when she dating someone she’s always missing like seriously no calls, fb, email or anything. Then when it’s over she pops up and always wants to hang out.

    I’m just saying
    --------------------------------------------------------------
    I have a friend who did this...and she married the man! She's pregnant now, and I don't speak to her on a regular basis. I just pray that she has a healthy pregnancy.

    On-topic: I applaud KC. Sometimes you have to let dead weight go, which includes family, friends, associates, etc. I agree with IntenseMocha, I hope that it's a temporary situation. I know, I had to do this with my mother's side of the family and it took 2 years before I could talk to them again. Now, for the most part, we're cool...

  • http://thecubiclechick.com STLVixen

    I don't blame Keyshia one bit from distancing herself from her family. What a dysfunctional brood they are. But has Keyshia left her manager, Manny? I noticed he is not listed as a person who can speak on her behalf. I know he is also managing other family members, but Manny was down with Keyshia from the beginning.

  • coaretained

    very sad to hear either way....

  • vetta

    missmiami #11, I have/had "friends" like that, lol and it's common--even my niece have friends like that.

  • EricaDenese

    I'm happy that Keyshia removed herself from that ghetto trash TV show, but family is family. I may not like what my family does/says, but I won't apologize for who they are...

    I pray that she and her family develops some sort of relationship again. It would be a shame for something bad to happen to them while they aren't speaking...

  • DSLH Fare

    She desrves to be happy and not having people use her. If they cant respect her wishes and get it together then she has every right to cut them loose. Sometimes family will do you worse then a stranger off the street. You expect people you have never met to comment and talk greasy about you. But you dont expect your family to air you out on twitter over some petty christmas gifts.

  • chase

    I can relate to her so much, I agree with certain family members u definitely have to learn to love from a distance...

  • Daisy

    I pray they can reconcile at some point in time

    Good Luck and God Bless

    :pray:

  • ReadTheBlog

    If you go looking for trouble, you gonna get it.

    Your momma was doing fine with out you, to the point to where she gave you up for someone else to rasie, obviously.

    She should have left well enough alone.

  • starr

    I understand about family...but keke is the one that introduce em to us...for them to embarass her. I don't care for neffie or frankie, I think frankie need to be in rehab, cuz she's obviously on somthing. Keke should of tried to deal with this in private, and if didn't work from there...then move on. but to put on a reality tv, which made them mini celebs.

    @mistarie
    I understand what u mean. Maybe i use the fact they are family for not cutting em off. gosh..thats gotta be hard...but people have to do whats best for them.
    I understand what u mean.

  • crzasallgetout

    I applaud KC for doing this. Hell your family can be your worse enemy. Her family has deep issues and don't realize it. When they do then she can entertain them. They are like the TItanic

  • trynabeme

    It's easy to say she shoulda left her mama right where she was at, if you had your mother.

    Children (even adults) have a life long yearning to be connected with the ppl who created them, no matter how good of a childhood someone else may have provided for them.

    Keyshia has a big heart. She tried to share her success with her family. Even Keyshia had to "learn" how to act in her new profession. Her family just didn't wanna get on board with that...

  • trynabeme

    The REAL question is.....WHO IN THE HELL LEFT THE GATE OPEN?????

  • Daisy

    @Tryna I see you are not happy about that :lol: I cant ever tell when its open or closed I had to log in to post :shrug:

  • Kia512

    I luv KCo I was hoping it wasnt true, but this hit home remember when my mom & auntie got into a big beef and my auntie didn't speak to the kids and nobody else I thought I was over it but I just got mad thinking about it, I am feeling for those kids right now. I remember she looked the other way just to keep from speaking to me and I was at the mall by myself. Do what you got do for you and yours but be careful about how you treat the kids, Frankie, Neffie, Elite are grown!

  • trynabeme

    @ Daisy :lolol: not really hatin'...but daaaaannnnnng!

  • trynabeme

    IDT Keyshia would intentionally cut off her nieces & nephews...but ummmmmm yall know who we talkin' about right? You see how they argue & ack a donkey allll up in front of the kids.

    That's ish would get UGLY and is not good for the kids.

  • Tyzgurl

    Who says she is not reaching out to the kids??? The "adults" may be hindering her or trying to make her do things their way. Who knows?!?! I love Keyshia Cole...I been down since I first saw her perform in Chicago...she opened up for Nelly, TIP, and Fat Joe. Sometimes you have to cut out the negativity. I had a best friend since high school (whom I talked to everyday) One day I decided to delete her from my myspace page...and she pretty much got the picture. We had no falling out or anything....we just wasn't meshing. Always arguing...pissing each other off...and most of all her loyalty was in question for me. That right there....you gotta go!!! Nice knowing you....(I do miss her laughter and friendship sometime...but the pain and betrayal afterwards will make me want to kill a bish!!!

  • lnp03

    I was listening to The Ryan Cameron Show on V-103 yesterday afternoon. Frankie is always on there every Thursday. There is definitely something going wrong with her. She was rambling and incoherent. It was really sad. I always root for Frankie. I hope she can stay clean and forgive herself.

    Keyshia does need some peace in her life. Unfortunately, this family has been dysfunctional for many years. It is not her responsibility to raise her nieces and nephews. Both of her sisters are very adamant that they have their own money. Frankie admitted on her show that she pays all of Elite's bills.

    Hopefully Keyshia can guard her newborn from some of the drama. I pray for all of them.

  • asisee

    Sometimes for peace you have to leave other people behind. Keshia you did your best. You tried over, over and over again and still only confusion.Believe me you can love people from a distance. If you love something let it go. We all know something is not right with Frankie or Neffie. They both need help and they both need to grow up. Keshia has a life to live that is in the public eye and she don't need all that drama around her. We could all see that it was taking her down.
    When you become a mother you start to do things that are best for your child and sometimes that mean letting the people that you love go. When you become a wife, your mom and sisters are not your first thought anymore.

  • trynabeme

    @Tyzgurl, my BFF went thru a DV situation & me & another chick went to get her...since she's come back things ain't been the same I :heart: like a sister, but sometimes lives just begin to move ina different direction...

    Reason, season or a lifetime...

  • BabyA

    frankie is such a lost cause..god bless her

  • Tyzgurl

    @trynabeme,

    Exactly!!! She had a son soon after high school...and I became a mom later on when I was 26. So, while I'm trying to chill and not go clubbing (every weekend)...be responsible...not mess around with no-good men...she was on that. All I wanted to do was be at home and be with my daughter....and she wanted the opposite. Then, I always felt that "men" would always come first in her life. As soon as she got one...phuk you!! I remember we made plans to go to Great America (for weeks)....she dissed me...and went with a guy!!!! And he didn't even pay her way...she paid for both of them!!! And she drove!!! (She tends to phuk with losers and users.)

  • Iblondon

    It's cool that she understand she can't help everyone, but I think she shouldn't completely write them off. I mean a phone call twice a month just to see how they are doing should be enough. Well, really she just found Elite not too long ago, so why is she(Elite) expecting much?

  • uptopgrl

    Well the only people I see exploiting Frankie is herself and V-103. Frankie was so drunk yesterday on the Ryan Cameron show it was a shame. .

  • Musiqal1

    Her family is UBER ghetto. Even after she has exposed them to so many great opportunities, they DID NOT take advantage of them. They can't act right on TV nor in public. Neffe just keeps getting pregnant, Elite is using the shine to become a singer, Frankie is still a mess...they just did not try to better themselves. If they did try, they didn't try hard enough! Keyshia, do what you have to do. Yes you still love your family, but if someone/somethings is not a good influence in your life, and no matter how hard you try to work with them, it still doesn't work in your best interest. Distance yourself. But check up on them once in a while

  • Musiqal1

    Her family is UBER ghetto. Even after she has exposed them to so many great opportunities, they DID NOT take advantage of them. They can't act right on TV nor in public. Neffe just keeps getting pregnant, Elite is using the shine to become a singer, Frankie is still a mess...they just did not try to better themselves. If they did try, they didn't try hard enough! Keyshia, do what you have to do. Yes you still love your family, but if someone/somethings is not a good influence in your life, and no matter how hard you try to work with them, it still doesn't work in your best interest. Distance yourself. But check up on them once in a while

  • asisee

    Frankie keeps showing up high or drunk or whatever she is, I'm sure her days are numbered at V-103. She's under contract right now. This family get chance after chance and still the same result. Sometimes you can't help people. They have to first help themselves.

  • http://charactercorner.blogspot.com attorneymom

    As Bishop Love states, "Your friends will hurt you but your family will finish you off."

    Miss Cole, you have to do whatever helps you maintain your peace. You tried to help your family. You gave them a fresh start. You have done your part. You can bring the horses to the water but you can't make them drink. Increase the peace.

  • trynabeme

    @Tyzgurl, great america...where you live @?????

    And he didn’t even pay her way…she paid for both of them!!! And she drove!!! (She tends to phuk with losers and users.)
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    Oooooooh chile...know THEM kinds too!

    You wanna treat & you don't even EAT? :surprised:
    Lookin' all stupid wit a messed up grin :D
    Tryna be nice so YOU can fit in
    HUH! Couldn't get chya hair done
    Now you unhappy cause ya head all nappy!
    And it's ashame YOU GOT NO MONEY!
    YO SHIT AIN'T FUNNY! © 2nd II None

  • trynabeme

    AM you off ur health hiatus already????

  • Tyzgurl

    @tryna

    I live in Chicago....

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  • trynabeme

    Oh! I'm like Great America??? (I swear we only have here, huh?) :lolol:

  • LBCali

    Frankie ain't sick, she just need to act her AGE, and leave the drinking and drugs alone, and sit her ass down somewhere, and find her a real man.

    Neffe needs to stop having babies and find her a real Man as well.

    All of them including Elite need to find a JOB!

  • ohpretty1

    starr Says:

    Only thing is…She was the one that introduce them to us…juss sayin
    - - - - - - -

    THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU! SHE went on the ghetto crusade wrangling all of them (half she didn't know) in for the world to see. SHE put the money out there trying to take care of a bunch of people - many of whom had no desire to do so for themselves - when technically at the time, she didn't have money like that. SHE was the one who was just as ghetto as their asses parking a Range Rover in the middle of the hood dancing on it (refer to Season 1). Yes she's grown and that's great. I will always see her as a hood rat with money, new teeth and still can't walk like a lady in heels.

  • yanna402

    You can pick and choose your friend, but you cant pick and choose your family. I had to cut a few family members off. Dont get me wrong, I still love them, but I love me some me, too!

  • miss_meka

    good for keisha. i've never been a cut off friend or family member but i've done some cutting off. how can u ever progress if u continue to carry dead weight around whether that be family or friends. if anyone HAS experienced being cut out of someone's life...think about...were your contributions good or bad. positive or negative. encouraging or discouraging and so on.

  • http://createspace.com/3393054 iscream

    Good luck to Keyisha!

    I just hope the rumors I heard about her man aren't true because if they are she'll have bigger issues to worry about then Frankie & Neffie...

    Better run that phone record.... :coffee:

    & IMO Frankie & Neffie helped propel Keisha career. (Let me explain). While she is a talented girl there are millions of them out there.. Jazmine Sullivan, Chrisette Michelle just to name a few. It wasn't until Just like you (what the show was called at first) came out that Keisha was able to stand out from the rest. People got to see that she wasn't Hollywood and was just like a lot of us. That made us embrace her. We continued watching and becoming closer to her & her fam because Frankie & Neffie made the show interesting with their drama. So in a way they helped her. :shrug: I'm sure some will disagree and that's cool. I just hope this is her choice & not that dudes.

  • http://oneperfectassistant.com ggouch

    I'm touched by her open letter. I am happy for her. She is becoming a mother and now her protective instincts are getting more specific. Sometimes it is necesssary to distance family for your own well mental being. I hope she surrounds her self with like minded people...Monica is a good choice

    I am happy to hear she is getting married. I hope they take a note from a few celebrity couples and keep their relationship inclussive of baby, out of the public eye

  • missy

    iscream Says:

    Good luck to Keyisha!

    I just hope the rumors I heard about her man aren’t true because if they are she’ll have bigger issues to worry about then Frankie & Neffie…

    Better run that phone record…. :coffee:

    & IMO Frankie & Neffie helped propel Keisha career. (Let me explain). While she is a talented girl there are millions of them out there.. Jazmine Sullivan, Chrisette Michelle just to name a few. It wasn’t until Just like you (what the show was called at first) came out that Keisha was able to stand out from the rest. People got to see that she wasn’t Hollywood and was just like a lot of us. That made us embrace her. We continued watching and becoming closer to her & her fam because Frankie & Neffie made the show interesting with their drama. So in a way they helped her. :shrug: I’m sure some will disagree and that’s cool. I just hope this is her choice & not that dudes.
    _______________________-

    :cosign:

    I know where you are coming from because Key. Cole was out for a while and before the show she had some success but not much...and when the show came out she blew up ..because we did get a look into her life....the good,bad and ugly but you feel in love with her family and her and wanted them to do good.....and the show seemed like it was a real reality show....and Key got huge commercial success now...

  • MissGauzzz

    Why is it that Keyshia should have to take on the responsibility of her family and their children?! That makes no sense to me! She can love her family from a distance or not that's HER choice! If they are toxic to her well-being she has a right to make a decision that's in her own best interest! I agree with an earlier post...she really doesn't have to explain her actions to anybody! It is what it is. Those are her sister's children...she has her own kid to consider!

  • http://myspace.com/katgirl33 katgirl33

    Hey Family! :)

    I can definitely feel her on the family drama....I think we have all encountered it at one point or another....to be honest, I really think that she didn't expect her peoples (the ones that she didn't grow into adulthood with) to get on TV and clown the way they did....sure, BET got some ratings out of it, however, they made Keyshia embarassed, and it showed on her face every week.

    She is right to distance herself, especially with a baby coming...I don't know what the new drama is, but they gon mess around and send her into an early labor....Damn! We saw that she been taking care of them(Frankie, Neffie, and who knows how many other brothers and sisters/family members), I think they need to cut her some slack....a lot of slack....if/when she cut them off altogether, they are gonna wonder why:"Oh, Boobie den got her mind, telling her what to do/how to act/where to go/don't want her to be around us/ Keyshia is acting like she too good for us..." YADDA YADDA YADDA! Wouldn't none of them have SHYT/living their trife azz lives, if it wasn't for KC.....hell, Keyshia is the sole reason why/how Frankie den found her kids! Seems like they started coming out the woodworks when KC got her show! LOL

    Sorry for rambling...den got that after 5 drink in my system :koolaid3:

    Do you and your new family Keyshia!

  • http://oneperfectassistant.com ggouch

    She may have introduced them to us...but I think KC was simply trying to include her family unconditionally and without restrictions in on her good fortune. She could have simply had a barbeque and sent them all back to the place in which they came...but she didn't do it like that. Not even with her friends (season 1)

    I believe she wanted to give them a head start on their second chance. She did her best.

    Perhaps the bulk of their family healing should have happened "for real" . I am rooting for her now.......Get Married Girl. Have your child and tell us all about it in a song.

  • http://myspace.com/katgirl33 katgirl33

    Frankie and Neffie didn't propel that girl's career.....BET didn't give KC a another show....they just gave Frankie and Neffie their own shyt....I don't know....she looked embarassed to me, the times they clowned.

    I think that she is just trying to live a life that is otherwise to the life she was living.....I'm sure she didn't start singing(BTW, she had blew up musically, BEFORE her reality show was aired...notice we ain't hear jackSHYT from her since her--not Frankie and Neffie's--last season), just to live the life she had before she started.....

  • BellaBarbie

    Good for KC! It comes a time in a woman's life wherein she has to remove herself from negativity. I am super impressed that Monica and KC have a great friendship. I wish KC all the success and peace moving forward...HOLLA!!!

  • http://createspace.com/3393054 iscream

    @katgirl

    So IYO that show didn't help Keyisha's career. Then I wonder why they always aired it leading up to her album being released. I remember when Keyisha first dropped her single. The one with Kanye. I remember it because she was on Wendy show promoting it. She had a buzz but she wasn't pushing records like that. & what do you mean by

    "BET didn’t give KC a another show….they just gave Frankie and Neffie their own shyt…."

    She didn't want to be apart of any more shows. That's when she started hanging out with Paris Hilton and them yt bitshes trying to go in a different direction. which is cool. I'm not hating on her. I'm just stating my opinion. There is more than one side to a story and I see from recent pictures she still has Yvonne in her life. & she don't look like she is too far from the Frankie tree herself (I'd put money they use to get high together). From the first season it was made clear that she didn't stay in Yvonne household too long because before she blew up she was living with her ex boyfriend moms. (do you remember when she went back to visit)

    Either way Key is going to do what is best for her and her fam and I'm happy for her. If she feel like letting them go is what she has to do that's her business. But when she releases a statement I'm incline to state my opinion. And My opinion is that there are three sides to every story. She didn't have a problem with the way they acted before she got with this dude so what's the problem now? :shrug: & yeah she is having a baby and guess what that baby is Frankie's grand and her sisters Nephew. FAMILY

  • http://createspace.com/3393054 iscream

    You can pick your friends, your mate, your career, your clothes but you have no control over who your family is. That's God's doing.

    Thank you, God Bless and good night.

  • trynabeme

    She didn’t have a problem with the way they acted before she got with this dude so what’s the problem now? :shrugs:
    ****************************************************
    Ummmmmm yes she did...but she knew how they were. She usta tell them on the show that they were embarrassing. As someone stated above, when she started seeing different things (in life) she tried to show them too hoping they'd want to make some changes...they were happy to accept the things she was willing to share with them, but had no desire to change their ways...

  • http://myspace.com/katgirl33 katgirl33

    Right Trynabeme....

    All that religious counseling and stuff they did went through one ear and out the other....at least SOMEBODY listened....

    And Yvonne didn't get on TV and clown, til her sister(that would be Frankie)PUSHED her to the limit.....SMDH still...LOL

  • Grownman

    Without going into detail, this is the best decision KC could for her self and her family.

  • JENNYJONES

    POOR KEYSHIA...SHE'S DAMNED IF SHE DID AND DAMNED IF SHE DIDN'T...NOW IF SHE MADE IT AND Y'ALL FOUND OUT SHE HAD ALL THIS FAMILY AND DIDN'T DO JACK FOR THEM SHE'D HAVE BEEN CRITIZED AND NOW THAT SHE DID BUT COULDN'T SAVE THEM HOODRAT NEGROS Y'ALL ARE CRITIZING!!! WTF!!!! YOU FOLKS THAT ARE CRITIZING HER, SAYING ITS HER FAULT FOR FINDING AND INTRODUCING THEM TO US SOUND LIKE Y'ALL ARE THE EXACT SAME KIND OF HOODRATS SHE HAD TO CUT OFF!!! N*GGAS!!!! THANKS FOR THE STORY SANDRA. JENNY JONES!!!!

  • Grownman

    Sandra,

    What mess did Keyshia's family drag Monica into? No one is messing with Monica while i'm here, that's my chick.

  • JENNYJONES

    AND WHY CAN'T YOU HOODRATS REALIZE THAT SHE MIGHT NOT WANT A NERVOUS, UNDERWEIGHT, SICK BABY THAT BEING AROUND A BUNCH OF LOUD, CLASSLESS, DISFUNCTIONAL, FIGHTING HOODRAT FAMILY WHEN YOU'RE PREGNANT CAN CAUSE. IDIOTS!!! SANDRA YOU'RE A REGISTERED NURSE SO PLEASE EDUCATE THESE FOOLS. JENNY JONES!!!!

  • starr

    Maybe keysha should of tried the healing before she introduce them to whatever opportunities she was trying to introduce them to. We all knwo the deal w/ reality tv stars (esp the trainwreck ones), so to throwing them into
    somthing that they were clearly not ready for was a bit premature. Her heart was in the right place...so i obviously am not knocking her that. Things just didn't turn out the way she wanted. I think she should of let them work out their demons before introducing them to the spotlight. Fame can change folks good or bad....frankie and neffie are just the same no growth.

    And I agree...someone needs to get Frankie some help. I don't know if she's back on that white stuff, drinking or just isn't all there...but that woman needs help.

    Maybe this will give Neffie and the rest of em the push they need to get their life together for good. Who knows. Ya never know how people react in these situations.

    That being said..I hope they can communicate at some point and work out their issues.

  • trynabeme

    Intense, didju sign up again with a new name??? I keed, I keed

  • http://180daysitsnowornever.blogspot.com/ Chan

    Hey all - I read this blog a lot but this is my first time commenting. I don't know what went down between K.Coles and her family but sometimes you have to do what you have to do, I don't know if Frankie actually lives in my building or spends a great deal of time here but she is here often and has caused more than her share or problems (fire drills), loud yelling and singing in the halls, just all kinds of mess, I really hope she realizes what she is doing to herself and others. It's not a good look.

  • BMW Barbie

    Good for Keyshia! What good is life without growth? While Keyshia was growing and searching for inner peace, the others choose to stay behind and continue their way of life. Just because you're born into a family doesn't mean you have to keep them. As an adult you can create a new family that's compatible with who you are and in alignment with Gods will for us and eliminate all the B.S.

  • missy

    :cosign: starr comment 94

    trynabeme Says:

    Intense, didju sign up again with a new name??? I keed, I keed

    ______________

    :rofl:

  • kwall

    Intense, didju sign up again with a new name???
    -----------------------------------------
    do ya'll see me? cause i am waving to yall from up in heaven...cause i am DEAD. tell my momma to send my funeral bill to trynabeme please and thanks.

    DEAD sis.

  • gypsyeyes

    I've had to do it for the sake of my kids and everything worked out in the end. People will realize that they need to grow up when you remove yourself from their lives. Good for her.

  • gypsyeyes

    There are some hostile people up in here tonight.

  • http://sandrarose.com Sandra Rose

    trynabeme Says:

    Intense, didju sign up again with a new name??? I keed, I keed

    **************************************************

    If you're referring to Jenny, I politely asked her to leave.

  • gypsyeyes

    Thank you Auntie. All of that hostileness was weighing me down. And the caps people stop yelling.

  • topworld

    hmm..i understand...but also Frankie is her mom, and neffie is her sister. BLOOD. i also know that Keyshia knew how they were before the show started. hell, if it wasnt for them, the show would of been a$$. i also know she has a lot of people whispering in her ear about her image and their threat to her image. if she know they are addicts, i hope she tried to give them the best money REHAB could buy.

  • missmiami

    Dang Auntie you don't play no games People can say what they want but you run this blog and that's a good thing. BTW, is her name really Jenny?

  • gypsyeyes

    so mad at you @missmiami

  • missy

    Sandra Rose Says:

    If you’re referring to Jenny, I politely asked her to leave.
    _______________

    That's what's up... Sandra getting gangsta on people..:rofl:

  • missy

    kwall Says:

    do ya’ll see me? cause i am waving to yall from up in heaven…cause i am DEAD. tell my momma to send my funeral bill to trynabeme please and thanks.

    DEAD sis.
    _____________

    Oh snap tryna killing folks... :rofl: ..I almost died reading that comment but thank goodness I was resuscitated to read it again .. :rofl:

  • http://createspace.com/3393054 iscream

    :pc:

    MIC CHECK MIC CHECK

    Yep my log in still working. :nana:

    Have fun on the outside looking in. In my best Pam from Martin voice TWO FINGERS PEEEEAAAACCCCEE. :rofl:

  • trynabeme

    :rofl: @ yall for not makin' it NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO better!

    queue that James Brown joint, "Papa Sandra Don't Take No Mess!"

    Dayum kwall, now yo funeral bill gon be on my credit too!? :lolol:

  • trynabeme

    Sandra Rose Says:

    trynabeme Says:

    Intense, didju sign up again with a new name??? I keed, I keed
    **************************************************
    If you’re referring to Jenny, I politely asked her to leave.
    **************************************************
    You ain't even let the crew have fun with her... :shrugs:

  • trynabeme

    Oh....I attempted to use the strikethru HTML in 110...not being funny Sandra... :oops: :sorry:

    Guess that don't work...

  • gypsyeyes

    @tryna-she spared the poor girl. I guess she knew that the vets were going to go in on her. Oh well back to lurking for her :rofl:

  • Daisy

    :rofl: I can't shant n won't!

  • Lala11_7

    People kill me thinking love is unconditional...NO LOVE IS UNCONDITIONAL...nor should ANY LOVE EVER BE...

    One of the things that I saw watching the show with KC and her family is that she was evolving...reading between the lines you knew KC was just as off the chain as the rest of them...but once she got into a position where she could do better...she did...

    Once Neffie and Frankie got in a position to do better...THEY DID WORSE!!!

    I almost PLOTZ when I see the mess that was on that show last year...so I can IMAGINE what happened when the cameras were off...

    Family can be like treacle...sweet smelling...but once ingested...it kills you...

    I have seen too many folks bought down by so called "love ones"...if somebody loves you they're going to act accordingly...

    And if they don't...they need to get their walking papers...and since KC made her family a part of the public...I appplaude her for dealing with it publicly...

  • Tasha

    I know how Keyshia feels. I was in the same boat. Everyday was stressful for me. I'm so glad I moved to Germany because I'm away from all that BS. I'll never go back to live near them again. When I move back, I'll be sure to be very far away. These type of family members need to grow up.

  • Lizzyb

    Go KeyCO!!! I love her voice, enjoyed watching her growth and having seen Frankie up close know that she has to take a step back if she is to continue her growth. I think we as a people hold our families so close we mess up sometimes..can't tell you how much money, time and effort I have spent on sister, brother, nieces and nephews. But that is the way I was raised to be, to take care of my family, if I have a DOLLAR THEY GOT A DOLLAR. However it can be abusive if you let it and Keyco was being abused. I only hope that its not her listening to anyone but herself.

  • S_Baby

    Thats what I luv about KC she speaks the truth. And Iam glad you handled this personal matter in a very classy way. thanks

  • free

    good for you keyshia! i'm sure she doesn't want to continue the cycle or be a part of that foolishness, esp if she wants to keep her man. i always thought her adoptive parents/family were a good influence; she seemed to be brought up right.

    during the first two seasons, i grew to actually like frankie and i'm sorry that she's not progressing like i hoped she would. family always feels like YOU OWE THEM. she paid them already. now she has a responsibility to her CHILD first (and once dude becomes her husband, HE will be first).

  • brownelovely

    Although KeyCo did introduce them to the world...you can have some expectation that people will try to clean up their act and take advantage of the opportunity in front of them.

    I was not a fan of Keyshia before her show. Once I saw that she was changing for the better...learning from her mistakes, and helping her family, it's apparent that everyone can change their ways if they want.

    I'm sorry, but her family is a mess when it comes to being in the public eye. She may have introduced them but she doesn't make them act out like they do. Elite was lost since forever and she's out now like she earned her way into the spotlight.

  • toosexy

    That's why I LOVE My Girl ..Keyshia cole..I am a huge fan...AND I CAN'T WAIT FOR THAT ALBUM.....I understand exactly what she's saying.. all a person can do is try. Frankie is sick, and personally I think she's back using. theres no way a person can be that drunk, and still be up.. Keyshia will always have my support, they way she reached back for her family..shows how much of a loving person she is and how important family is to her, but you can't make people do anything.

  • toosexy

    @READ THE BLOG....

    SHE AIN'T GOT TO TRY AND STAY REVELANT. CUZ AHE ALREADY IS....YOU MUST JUST DIDNT' KNOW...

  • H.B.I.C

    Keyshia played a major role in this madness NOBODY knew about her drugging/tricking momma, hood rat breeding sistahs until SHE CHOSE to capitalize on it. Now that she is YET SPRUNG AGAIN on some peen from a dude she's been with less than a year and about to bear his out of wedlock child she's getting brand new. Her family is all that she states but honey so is Keyshia. If she would have done this prior to being 'booed up' with this latest dude I would buy it but she's just another damn satistic and I doubt if she will EVER make it to the alter with dude. It's well known Keyshia is clingy and desperate. If keeping a nicca means barking like a dog she's gonna do it. Allow me to introduce you to the 2010 version of 'Tiny' (career fell to the wayside, unmarried having babies back to back for a dude who refers to you as a 'situation', "engaged" so long your children will be having children and dude still hasn't married you, giving up her life to live through his and as a result he talks to you any kind of way...have a slew of ho's in your face because he knows you're not going anywhere and may tear yo a$$ out the frame from time to time) Introducing Keyshia "I'm the new Tiny" Cole. :thumbsup:

  • H.B.I.C

    @Iscream I'm glad not everyone is drinking the :koolaid3: and cueing the :violin: due to Keyshia Cole's selective memory. Keyshia could have done all the things she did for those ingrates OFF CAMERA!!! she chose to put IT out for the world to see. Putting a bunch of dysfunctional ignorant people in front of a camera that was her idea of therapy? Give me a break, Keyshia did it to BOOST HER CAREER if not she could have talked about it in her interviews like she's done she didn't need to get it televised. Or get a ghost writer and put in in a book but no SHE WANTED camera time. But NOW she wants to come off unaccountable for her family COONING every chance they get?! Girl, please. I ain't mad at her for distancing herself but don't blow smoke on the situation and check her for puppet strings! :coffee:

  • Nthabi

    From personal experience, I KNOW what Keyshia is going through. I too had to make the difficult decision to cut my losses (my family) if I was going to move forward and maintain some peace and SANITY. Sad but necessary.

    Wish you, your fiance and your baby all the LOVE, HEALTH and PROSPERITY, Keyshia.

  • Nthabi

    H.B.I.C Says:

    Keyshia could have done all the things she did for those ingrates OFF CAMERA!!! she chose to put IT out for the world to see. Putting a bunch of dysfunctional ignorant people in front of a camera that was her idea of therapy

    ================

    I respectfully disagree @H.B.I.C. It is difficult for me to imagine that Keyshia's putting her family on T.V. had any malicious motives behind it! Most people who succeed want to take their families along with them on the ride, and I have to trust that Keyshia felt that albeit she would be promoting her own career through this show, her family would also be benefitting from the visibility. AND THEY HAVE!!

    Keyshia should not be held responsibile "for putting her family on T.V". Unless this was a hostage situation in which these family members were kidnapped and held at GUNPOINT to agree to the show, these people are ADULTS, even mothers, with the ability to make their own decisions, and they CHOSE to participate on the show!!

    Keyshia tried to bring her family up with her through doing this show, it didn't work out, in fact in went the opposite direction totally. She DISCONTINUED when she realized this!!

    Were she such an opportunist, she would STILL be doing the show, DESPITE the negative direction that it has clearly taken.

    Kudos, Keyshia. In life we live and we learn, we keep doing the things that work, we change the things that aren't working and we keep it moving.

    There is no reason, Keyshia, for you to continue hanging onto these family members whom, as the world has seen, you have done EVERYTHING YOU COULD to bring up and help, but they have only been a bigger and heavier anchor to your life.

    I am glad you have chosen to let it go and move on with your life!

    :clap: :cheers: