Keyshia Cole Plots Record Independence


Though she is officially still signed to Interscope Records, in a recent interview singer Keyshia Cole says she is ready to go the independent route. Cole says her decision was influenced by Prince, who promised to record a song with her so long as she severed ties with her label.

Cole says she met the Rock icon at a party last year when he was walking by and said “Hey, how are you doing? Can you do a song with me or nah?” To her surprise Prince agreed, with the stipulation she be an independent artist. “I was doing everything on my own anyway,” Cole recently told, “So why not go all the way? I was never a packaged artist. Nobody ever told me what to do or what direction to take, so I’m just ready to make it official

Keyshia says she’s already back in the studio working on the follow-up to 2014’s “Point of No Return.” “I’m ten songs deep into the recording process. I don’t know what direction I want to take. I’m just recording, recording, recording.”

One thing Cole does seem to have a clear vision of and that is her reality show deal with BET. The R&B diva and the network have teamed up once more for “Keyshia Cole: All In,” a look at her life since her 2012 reality show “Keyshia & Daniel: Family First.” The show debuted on the 24th to 1.2 million viewers, solid number for a cable TV reality show.