The Struggle Files: Keyshia Cole Blasts 106 KMEL For Making Her Open For The Weeknd
Keyshia Cole is not happy with the disrespect that she feels was thrown to her by 106 KMEL. The Bay Area radio station just happens to count Oakland—Cole's hometown— as its demo, but bumped the singer to second place on their Holiday House of Soul roster in lieu of headliner, The Weeknd.
Cole allegedly pulled out of the show, then went on Twitter to set the record straight.
“EVERY F**KING YEAR I do something major for my city!
@KMEL has the nerve to tell me at the last minute they want me to open for the weekend [sic],” she wrote. “Then @106kmel tells us at last minute if I don't then there's no show! Them still uses my name when I refuse! I feel so f**king disrespected.”
She also sent a message to the baby-voiced crooner who stole her shine. “No disrespect to the weekend [sic]. Why the hell would
@106KMEL ask me to open for him in My home town! Where I give back! Where IM FROM! #NO”
KMEL of course offered a different story. “When we were notified a week before her performance that she planned to cancel, we immediately removed her name from all advertising and promotion and offered refunds to those fans who requested.”
Cole, who was replaced by Jeremih, has been getting some bad press as of late. In the last month or so, she's accused BET of chopping up scenes of her reality show, Keyshia & Daniel, to make her look bad, and turned off some by announcing that she was bi-racial, and therefore hesitant about performing on Black Girls Rock!
Her last album, Woman to Woman, debuted at No. 10 on the Billboard album charts selling 96,000 copies.