Hot off the release of her seventh album, 11:11 Reset, Keyshia Cole opens up about the high-profile divorce that inspired her emotionally-charged LP.
Speaking with “The Breakfast Club,” the R&B songstress revealed how she’s been able to overcome the heartache caused by her separation from former NBA star Daniel “Boobie” Gibson. “All those emotions are gone. I don’t feel anything,” she said. “I prayed for that. There was times when I would really wonder why and ask myself, ‘Is it you?’ I just realized that with or without me, you’re still gonna be a slucket-bucket. That’s jokingly but seriously joking. You just have to realize. Ain’t no hard feelings. It happened the way it happened. Everything happens for a reason.”
Although the emotions are gone, the questions are not. When asked if Gibson is currently asking for spousal support and full custody of their child, Cole said it “could be” true.
“He said no, but so, why was the paperwork filed if you say no?” she said. “I don’t want to talk about it. I don’t want to listen. I don’t want to hear it…He says it’s not true. I’m hoping that wouldn’t be the case. I’m hoping he would never try to do that.”
During the rest of the interview Cole talks about her estranged father, her mother’s drug abuse, plus her D-I-Y approach to the album, which she said: “I shot the cover of the album in my living room. Literally, I paid for the photographer to come down. I did my own styling. I had the stylist come, but I had my own vision for that. The video, I had my own vision for that. Everything I’ve been seeing in my head for so long, with this project. Paying for all of the promotion and everything like that, it’s my vision so I’m proud to have this moment and be able to do it my own way.”