Keyshia Cole would like you to know that she has a type.
The 38-year-old posted on Twitter on Monday that she’s noticed a pattern when it comes to the men she seems to be attracted to.
“I love a chocolate summN,” she wrote. “I’ve noticed.”
“I also love a kind man,” she said. “I’ve noticed.”
When her followers chimed in, telling her that the “Darker the berry, sweeter the juice,” she responded “My sentiments exactly.”
And while it was all fun and positive girl talk on her page at first, things took a turn for the “Heaven Sent” singer when someone told her that for the type of men she likes, “you still don’t know how to keep one.”
Cole responded to the party pooper by letting them know it’s the other way around in her relationships.
“See that’s where y’all got me f–ked up at,” she wrote. “A N—a don’t kno how to KEEP me … RESPECFULLY sus.”
She also responded to people who told her that perhaps she needed to rethink her “type.” One fan told her that they were going to force themselves to try something different because the men they thought were their type weren’t working. Cole made it clear she isn’t changing a thing about who and what she likes.
“You don’t have to force yourself to do anything,” she said. “Relearn if need be … but naw. I like what I like.”
All of this comes amid rumors that she and partner Niko Khale have called it quits. She no longer has photos of him on her page (she seems to have deleted most of her posts in general), and the last one he has of her standing on his page was posted in February. When rumors first started about the pair ending their relationship, people noticed that the two don’t follow one another anymore on Instagram.
Her type revelation also comes after Cole and ex-husband Daniel “Boobie” Gibson finalized their divorce, three years after she initially filed. She celebrated, and is officially back on the market it seems.
Hit the flip to see if Cole has really been true to her type, and who she has been linked to (rumor and fact) in the past:
There was a rumor that Keyshia Cole was romantically involved with producer Chink Santana at a time when fellow singer Ashanti was also rumored to have been involved with him. Such claims created some alleged drama between the women. That situation was said to be the inspiration behind them collaborating on the track “Woman to Woman.”
Keyshia Cole was rumored to have dated rapper The Game in some capacity, allegedly doing so briefly back in 2005. However, it seems there was no truth to that claim. Instead, she just collaborated with the rapper on a song called “Game’s Pain” that was released in 2008. They looked like they could have been a cute West Coast pair in the video, though!
Keyshia and rapper Jeezy, then going by Young Jeezy, were said to have dated from 2005 to 2007. There were also dueling stories from both parties about who proposed to who. All of that doesn’t matter now, though. Jeezy is presently engaged to The Real‘s Jeannie Mai, and Cole made it clear that she’s happy for him.
While Keyshia was rumored to be dating Floyd Mayweather at one time, she set the record straight in an interview in 2017 with Hot 97, saying that she doesn’t think she would be able to “survive” a romantic relationship with him due to the women that would always be around. With that being said, they’re better off as friends.
“You know I’d never survive in that equation. I might as well stay with my husband. That makes no sense,” she said at the time. “Even though I super love Floyd. That’s gonna be my friend to the end. I really do have a vibe with Floyd. I love him and he’s been very supportive. Just even giving me inspiration and words of encouragement.””
Keyshia was rumored to have been dating rapper Maino back in 2009, but her manager, Manny Halley, shut down such claims at that time.
“In response to the rumor about superstar R&B artist Keyshia Cole dating rapper Maino, which has been floating around the ‘net, I, Manny Halley, would like all the bloggers to personally know that there is no truth to this rumor,” he said. “Keyshia and Maino do not have a personal relationship at all.”
Keyshia wasn’t dating rapper Maino because around that time, she was seeing NBA player Daniel “Boobie” Gibson. They would go on to marry in 2011, but after cheating allegations against him, they separated in 2014. She would file for divorce in 2017, after the longtime couple failed to reconcile.
As her marriage with Gibson hit the rocks, Keyshia was rumored to have been dating rapper Mr. Ruggs. The two were spotted out together looking rather close, and the singer commented on some of his lovey-dovey posts, so it sure seemed like there was truth to the stories. However, Mr. Ruggs would later respond to the claims that they were an item by saying, “You bloggers better find somebody else to play with.”
It was one thing to find out that Keyshia Cole was indeed involved with Bryan “Birdman” Williams in 2014, but it was another to find out sis fought over him (and was recording video of herself grinding on pianos for him, too). She was sued by a woman who alleged that the singer attacked her in a jealous rage after she was seen in his home one evening. Keyshia was ordered to pay the woman $100,000 over the incident.
Keyshia also surprised everyone when it came out that she had briefly dated Shad Moss, aka, Bow Wow, in 2016. There were pregnancy rumors, which she shut down, and then allegations that when things didn’t end well between them, she egged his car. He even said so on Twitter: “@keyshiacole check this out blood i don’t got nothing to do wit what ever you got going on 4 you to egg my car , keep me out the bullsh-t.” That didn’t stop him from swooning over a picture of her later, saying on Twitter, “Man oh man she look so bomb. Shes forgiven.”
Lastly, her most recent publicized relationship was with partner Niko Kale. The pair started dating in 2017 and welcomed son Tobias in 2019. Rumors of the couple calling it quits first surfaced this summer, and while neither party has confirmed that they’re done, it seems to be the case. Khale, for the record, was 14 years younger than the star.