Keyshia Cole And Boyfriend Niko Khale Have Very Different Reactions To O.T. Genasis’s Decision To Remix Her Song, 'Love'
Keyshia Cole has found herself in a rather odd situation where she is getting bashed for trying to protect her own songs.
Recently, the new mother, like millions of others, was surprised when rapper O.T. Genasis decided to do a Crip remix of Keyshia’s 2006 hit song, “Love” called “Never Knew.”
Many laughed at how horrible the track sounds and a few applauded O.T. Genasis for trying to sing about love, broken hearts, and everything in between.
However, one person who was not laughing, Keyshia.
The Grammy-nominated singer had this to say about the ridiculous song: “My only concern—this is a genuine concern. I am trying to get my music where it used to be. I’m trying to find that passion for the music that I used to have when I was trying to get out of Oakland, and I didn’t have anywhere to go. I didn’t have nobody. But now I’m like I’m smooth sailing. I’m good. Getting my mom right. I’m okay, but I’m trying to get back to where my music used to be. So, I really would like my classics to be left alone. Is that wrong as an artist?”
She added: “I love everybody that sings my songs. I done had Cardi sing my songs, Bruno Mars, Trey Songz singing it in the club. But they keep my lyrics the same, and you understand what I’m saying? How I’m going to get paid if you were making new lyrics, and you ain’t sent me out a check or anything like that?”
The mother of two went on to explain: "And then people hitting me up, ‘I would never listen to Keyshia Cole’s song the same?’ I think it’s just kind of hurtful as an artist. There was no, ‘Hey, how are you doing? What’s up? How you feel about this?’ Because that’s what artists do if I want to remix a Prince song, Ima go to Prince and figure out if I can use that.”
Keshia’s boyfriend, Niko Khale, has another take on the drama. He claimed heartbroken people could listen to Keshia’s version of “Love,” and those that want to hear “gangster sh*t” will listen to the OT Genisis track.
OT Genisis addressed the drama with a clip, and the caption read: “Damn Keyshia, it’s like dat? I thought you were from da Bay? I thought it was California love. A n*gga can’t have fun no more lol.”
This "feud" is probably not over.