Around the time that the public learned that things were officially over between Keyshia Cole and Daniel “Boobie” Gibson, the Oakland singer released a telling track titled “She,” which seemed to paint the portrait of a lesbian love affair. Naturally, fans began to wonder whether or not the track was a hint that Keyshia has been dealing with women since her split from Boobie; however, the reality star says that this is not the case. Instead, she says that for her, “She” is actually about her personal journey to becoming familiar with her own body following her separation from Daniel.
“I had to get familiar with myself so I think that song is really, in essence of what that song ‘She’ is about,” Keyshia told WGCI radio during a recent interview. “It’s getting to know yourself. I know people think it’s about girl-on-girl action, which it was at first, and then I kinda switched the lyrics around a little bit.”
Speaking of her separation, Keyshia also addressed how preparing to go through a divorce has altered her perspective on love and relationships. The next time around, Keyshia says she will place a higher value on being a man’s friend first.
“It’s no way of getting around not knowing if somebody is ready or not,” she explained. “That’s the whole thing about friendship. Whoever I end up with, I’ve been praying that he’s my friend first. If you think about being friends, you’re not going to go and get them hit up. You not gone put them in a situation where you gone get them shot. You ain’t gone put me in a situation where you make another woman think she got something over me. If we friends and you really love me like you say you do, it’s certain things you’re not going to do out of respect.”
As for what she has been doing to get through the difficult split, Keyshia says she has been directing her energies towards becoming more physically fit.
“Gym, yeah. Just trying to eat better. I did a fast for about 4-5 days…just juicing. I actually loved it. I go in the steam room before I work out for about 10-15 minutes then go work out for about 2 -3 hours then go pick up my son from school and get back to my motherly duties. Right now, working. Trying to stay focused.”
It’s unfortunate that Keyshia and Daniel were unable to work things out, but we’re wishing them both the best.
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