It's things like this that make me do a happy dance, knowing that my side-eye is still intact and ready for action. Over the weekend, our favorite
around the way girl neighborhood diva Keyshia Cole appeared on TV One and revealed that her next studio album won't be so heartbreak-heavy, instead saying she plans to "lighten up and have a good time." Oh boy. Seems straying from what worked for Ms. Cole was inspired by her role model, Mary J. Blige, and her 2005 Breakthrough album. According to Key-Key, if she could "walk in [Mary's] footsteps for just a quarter of a mile," it would be a blessing fulfilled. Side-eye, activated. Of course, it's been debated time and again whether KFC is the next MJB. Remember? Clearly, she looks up to her, in everything from song style to hairdos. This next move will do nothing at all to quiet that conversation. Personally, I think the woe-is-me vibe works best for her voice. Just like it worked best for Mary's. What do you think? Would you go for a carefree Cole? And should we be concerned about these obvious moves, making it easier than ever to call her Keyshia Clone? Please weigh in.
Keyshia Cole "Lightens Up" On New Album, Credits MJB [SR]