R n’ B diva Keyshia Cole is covering the latest and final edition of King Magazine. As many of you may have heard, the urban monthly announced last month that the May edition would indeed be their last. Attempting to go out with bang, the magazine is releasing a double issue, one with Keyshia on the cover and another with some woman named Tahiry. I know a lot of people jumped for joy when news of the magazine’s closing hit but I wasn’t one of them. Magazines like King and Smooth serve a purpose and that purpose was to showcase hot Black women (and as of late, non Black women). They shot beautiful pictorials of a lot of sistas, including Gabrielle Union, Stacey Dash and many others.
As a matter of fact King shot Stacey better than Playboy did. Stacey looked horrible in her much touted Playboy shoot, whereas her King cover is legendary amongst men and women. King showcased women who wouldn’t have been showcased anywhere else and what they did was no different than what Maxim did. As long as there are men there will be women wanting to look sexy for them in various forms of dress and undress.
So RIP King Magazine. You will be missed. Not by me personally though (lol).