Image Courtesy Interscope RecordsKeyshia Cole has fulfilled her contractual obligations to Interscope Records. Following the release of her sixth album, last year’s Point of No Return, the singer has decided to go independent.
“I’m definitely going independent, 100 percent,” Keyshia tells Rap-Up TV. “I’ve been wanting to do it and I’m excited to see what happens at least. When I signed to Interscope everything was already like whatever I wanted to do. Nobody really told me what direction to go in. I never was a packaged album, so I felt like from the beginning, this is all my ideas, it’s all who I am. I’m true to who I am so I want to control it. Why not?”
Although she’s already recorded ten songs for her seventh effort, she has high hopes of collaborating with Prince, who seemingly swayed her decision to go independent.
“The one time I did meet Prince, he told me he’d do a song with me if I go independent,” she recalls of attending a Grammy party at his house. “He was walking past and I was like, ‘Hey, how are you doin’? Can you do a song with me or nah?’ He said, ‘Wait until you go independent ’cause you don’t wanna continue to be signed to a label, and I’ll definitely do a song with you,'” Cole says before adding, “So I’ve been waiting for this day.”
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