Keyshia Cole's mother Frankie Lons has passed away. Keyshia's sister, Elite Noelannounced the sad news on her Instagram Story. Frankie was 61.
Elite wrote an emotional post revealing the loss of her mother, former reality TV star Frankie Lons.
"Worse pain ever... to see my mama in a body bag on her birthday! My heart so fuckin broke [sic]."
TMZ reported Frankie died of a drug overdose on Sunday. Frankie had health problems and struggled with addictions for many years.
Frankie won hearts as a recovering drug addict on the reality TV shows Keyshia Cole's The Way It Is, Keyshia & Daniel: Family First, Keyshia Cole: All In and The Frankie and Neffe Show, starring Neffeteria Pugh.
Frankie also appeared in Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew (2008).
Last month I told you R&B Diva Keyshia Cole was set to air her dirty laundry in a new reality TV show. The original script called for Keyshia and estranged husband Daniel “Boobie” Gibson to allow cameras to document their epic divorce battle. Well now it seems those plans have been scrapped.
R&B Diva Keyshia Cole is set to air her dirty laundry during prime time television. As you know, Keyshia and her estranged husband, Daniel "Boobie" Gibson, are in the midst of a very public breakup. No divorce papers have been filed by either party -- and now we know why.
The couple will play out their divorce drama in an as-yet-unnamed reality TV series, which will also feature KeyLo's biological mother, Frankie Lons (pictured above with Keyshia).
Singer Keyshia Cole's biological mother, Frankie, and rapper Lil Scrappy's mother, Mama Dee, got into a fist fight live on the air during Ryan Cameron's brand new Morning Show on V-103 Thursday. R&B legend Keith Sweat was also in the studio, when Frankie snapped on Mama Dee during the live broadcast.
Not one man in the studio stepped up to separate the warring women. We have to do better, people.
As I told you before, I'm allergic to ghetto. So I ignored the email last night when a loyal reader sent me the first in a series of nignorant tweets between ghetto 'housewife' Kim Zolciak accusing ghetto hood rat Neffe (of BET's Frankie & Neffe) of posting her personal numbers on the social networking site Twitter.com.
But this morning I awoke to find my In box jammed with this nonsense. I have no further comment as the nignorance speaks for itself.
Not one local celebrity showed up for the Frankie & Neffie premiere party in Atlanta last night. Not one -- unless you call Ms. Sophia, co-host of the Frank & Wanda Show on WVEE, a celebrity.
According to Tami of Talkingwithtami.com, the club was packed, but it doesn't take much these days to get folks to attend an event where there is the potential for mess to happen. Everybody loves mess and that's why the airwaves are full of nig-norant shows like this one.
R&B Diva Keyshia Cole has to be happy she is no longer contributing to the ignorance. I'm sure she didn't expect her show to give birth to this ghetto travesty.
Last week's Secret Society Thursdays at Door 44 was poppin! There were so many celebs and patrons in the house that Alex Gidewon had to cut the line at 2 a.m. Keyshia Cole's mom Frankie was all over rapper Yung Joc, who she might have confused for her man since they're about the same age. In fact, she was all over quite a few men in the club. We hope she wasn't driving.
So much for the down low rumors... Actor Malik Yoba and his LSLH girlfriend looked very cozy at AG Entertainment's Secret Society Thursdays party at Door 44 last week. The two held hands and snuggled all night long in a darkened corner (there are no VIP areas at Door 44). As you know, Mr. Yoba is in town filming a Tyler Perry flick with Janet Jackson.
Frankie celebrated her 84th birthday at a special party hosted by Porsche Foxx, Monica, Frankie's daughters Neffe and Keyshia who arrived late from Indianapolis. Keyshia surprised Frankie who thought she wasn't coming. When Frankie saw Keyshia she burst into tears. 3/4 of the club had already gone home by the time Keyshia arrived. Also helping Frankie to celebrate were Kandi (Xscape) and Snoop Dogg
Frankie's son Sammy proudly wears his LV man purse. It's great to see confident young men with a sense of style.
Keyshia Cole, her mom Frankie and her sister Neffie all looked beautiful on the set of Keyshia Cole: The Way It Is Reunion Show, this weekend. The show was taped at Turner Studios and is set to air on BET in the Summer. Special shout out to Manny Halley for the exclusive access to the set!
Keyshia Cole and her mom Frankie on the set of Keyshia Cole: The Way It Is Reunion Show taping at Turner Studios in Atlanta on Saturday (3/1). Special thanks to Keyshia's manager Manny Halley of Imani Entertainment, for the exclusive access to the set! More pics from the set later!