Keyshia Cole Announces Retirement From Music After One More Album

Keyshia Cole says she is serious about retiring amidst the success of her latest single.

Fans of the R&B singer are in disbelief after she announced on social media that she will be retiring from her music career. Keyshia Cole, who recently released her single “I Don’t Wanna Be In Love,” shocked her longtime supporters when she made the surprise announcement today (March 17). While music fans have seen false alarms in the past from artists who expressed that they would be hanging up the mic but returned soon after, namely, Nicki Minaj, fans are worried that Keyshia Cole has already made up her mind.

“I’m retiring,” Keyshia Cole wrote on Twitter in response to a fan encouraging her to stay focused as her “new single is buzzing up the charts” and “should be top 20 next week!” When another fan called her bluff and demanded that it’s not yet her time to go as they need a trio of new albums first, Keyshia replied, “I’m not lying.” She followed up with a response to another tweet writing, “Y’all always think I’m being hacked,” with the covered face emoji.

Keyshia Cole apparently plans to drop the last album of her career in her own time. When asked if she wouldn’t be releasing any further projects, the singer told fans, “I’m already contracted to do so, I wouldn’t do that to @BMG, myself, or my fans. But I’m gonna have to move at my pace with this one. #Album8.” As for her reason to want to walk away from the music, Keyshia said, “My children.” The mother-of-2 has an 11-year-old son, Daniel Jr., and a 1-year-old, Tobias.

I’m retiring.. https://t.co/S4rgt9AO3h

— Keyshia Cole (@KeyshiaCole) March 17, 2021

No. I’m already contracted to do so, I wouldn’t do that to @BMG ,myself, or my fans. But I’m gonna have to move at my pace with this one. #Album8 https://t.co/vipFum06xz

— Keyshia Cole (@KeyshiaCole) March 17, 2021

Keyshia’s next album is due later this spring and will follow 2017’s 11:11 Reset, which was released under Epic and Sony and was her seventh consecutive Top 40 album on Billboard. The singer’s latest single, “I Don’t Wanna Be In Love,” which she debuted during her Verzuz battle with Ashanti, marks her first release under her own label Hearts & Stars in partnership with BMG. A music video for the track that is currently No. 24 on the Adult R&B Airplay chart is slated to be released later this month.

Are you hoping Keyshia Cole will change her mind about retiring?

My children. ?? https://t.co/JqObhxx3kG

— Keyshia Cole (@KeyshiaCole) March 17, 2021

#stimnyHitsAccount RETIREMENT SOUNDS GOOD?

this is funny! Hella! Just thought I’d join in on the fun. I’m serious about retirement… ?? but this is funny ?

— Keyshia Cole (@KeyshiaCole) March 17, 2021

Young Scooter – Certified Vet Lyrics

Play this song

[Intro]
Yeah (Yung Lan on the track)
It’s a must I keep it real, you know
That’s how I came up (Pharaoh, why you had to do it to ’em?)
(Hundred bands for a kilo, nigga)

[Chorus]
I’m in the studio right now, nigga, me, By, and Pimp
They know that I’ma keep it real until my last breath
I see the police to the right so I’ma bust a left
Before you bust that brick open, you better know who else there
Because them fake street niggas send ’em to your step
They givin’ niggas twenty years for that gang you rep
That gang charge in effect, the judge’ll disrespect
Been in the streets my whole life, a certified vet

[Verse 1]
I never had a nine-to-five or sold a nine for five
For five years they took my license, but I still drive
Trafficking four-four, whatever to survive
My lil’ cousin caught a forty, that’s a long ride
I drove to IO by myself, yeah, that’s a long drive
I made like forty-five within four hours time
I stayed in over-grind, and now I over-shine
Road runner, I done crossed every state line

[Pre-Chorus]
Every day I pray to God, why I run these streets
Tryna stay away from the opps ’cause they don’t want me to eat
And I ain’t been back to the hood since the feds did a sweep
The only rapper rap ’bout money, so I motivate me

[Chorus]
I’m in the studio right now, nigga, me, By, and Pimp
They know that I’ma keep it real until my last breath
I see the police to the right so I’ma bust a left
Before you bust that brick open, you better know who else there
Because them fake street niggas send ’em to your step
They givin’ niggas twenty years for that gang you rep
That gang charge in effect, the judge’ll disrespect
Been in the streets my whole life, a certified vet

[Verse 2]
I went down to zero and now I’m smarter with money
Now I got a couple tickets, I ain’t gon’ fuck up this money
I went on a lick with Ticket when I was struggling, hungry
I look at you as a lick if I don’t consider you my homie
This the streets and niggas feel the same way about me
I’m a beast, you a leech, you tryna triple cross me
You a B, he a C, and I’m just BMG
I told the label I’m writin’ my contract if you wanna sign me

[Pre-Chorus]
Every day I pray to God, why I run these streets
Tryna stay away from the opps ’cause they don’t want me to eat
And I ain’t been back to the hood since the feds did a sweep
The only rapper rap ’bout money, so I motivate me

[Chorus]
I’m in the studio right now, nigga, me, By, and Pimp
They know that I’ma keep it real until my last breath
I see the police to the right so I’ma bust a left
Before you bust that brick open, you better know who else there
Because them fake street niggas send ’em to your step
They givin’ niggas twenty years for that gang you rep
That gang charge in effect, the judge’ll disrespect
Been in the streets my whole life, a certified vet

Young Scooter – Bail Out (feat. NBA YoungBoy)

[Chorus]
I remember I couldn’t bail out
My daddy left, that niqqa bailed out tellin out, these niqqas ain’t bailing out
Young scooter get money in large amounts
I remember I couldn’t bail out
My daddy left, that niqqa bailed out
They tellin out, these niqqas ain’t bailing out
Young scooter get money in large amounts

I remember I couldn’t bail out
My daddy left, that niqqa bailed out tellin out, these niqqas ain’t bailing out
Young scooter get money in large amounts
I remember I couldn’t bail out
My daddy left, that niqqa bailed out
They tellin out, these niqqas ain’t bailing out
Young scooter get money in large amounts

[1st Verse]
Quick trip, told em’cord cause he took his watch
I’m from the bottom ain’t no way in hell flop
If i got problems, then you know they come and spray your block
I pull up in any hood niqqa, and send them shots
Them black amigos prices yeah, they real righteous
I know some niqqas that doing 20s and some doing lifes
I be talkin to em on facetime, with cons and ? em
My lil partner facing 20 yeah, he stuck in Rikers
2004 yeah, i caught my first felony
I got caught up on the block, 200 sacks a week
F–k my daddy, cause that niqqa ain’t ever to sh-t but street
behind the walls, Ima make sure all my niqqas eat

[Chorus]
I remember I couldn’t bail out
My daddy left, that niqqa bailed out tellin out, these niqqas ain’t bailing out
Young scooter get money in large amounts
I remember I couldn’t bail out
My daddy left, that niqqa bailed out
They tellin out, these niqqas ain’t bailing out
Young scooter get money in large amounts

I remember I couldn’t bail out
My daddy left, that niqqa bailed out tellin out, these niqqas ain’t bailing out
Young scooter get money in large amounts
I remember I couldn’t bail out
My daddy left, that niqqa bailed out
They tellin out, these niqqas ain’t bailing out
Young scooter get money in large amounts

[2nd Verse]
I got that lawyer large money, I got a large bag
Gotta pay for ? get that time back
I told you when you get that time, you can’t rewind that
And ain’t nobody gave me shit, I had to grind for dat
2008 niqqa, I couldn’t even make bail
2006, I had my son and I was broke as hell
2009, I start increasing my clientele
Real talk, I used to sleep in a house full of bail
What’s in that car, before I ride with ya
Oh, that’s your partner, he ain’t ride with ya
You get sometimes she ain’t gon’ ride with ya
I’d never switch up on my niqqas

[Chorus]
I remember I couldn’t bail out
My daddy left, that niqqa bailed out tellin out, these niqqas ain’t bailing out
Young scooter get money in large amounts
I remember I couldn’t bail out
My daddy left, that niqqa bailed out
They tellin out, these niqqas ain’t bailing out
Young scooter get money in large amounts

I remember I couldn’t bail out
My daddy left, that niqqa bailed out tellin out, these niqqas ain’t bailing out
Young scooter get money in large amounts
I remember I couldn’t bail out
My daddy left, that niqqa bailed out
They tellin out, these niqqas ain’t bailing out
Young scooter get money in large amounts

[3rd Verse]
I remember in that cell block
My first time 38 days, no I couldn’t bail out
I’ll never change, I’m in the game, I’ll never fall out
Running that dice game, it don’t cost half a large, it stretched out
Scooter let me get em and I got em
Young niqqa, I’m forever wildin’
Daddy left me as a todler, I’m going up, I aint stoppin
Niqqa trippin, you know I stay wit it
From the corner, you know I already got em
BMG,NBA
Niqqa hating cause they know we a problem
MMMhhh, Ooohhh , Yeeeaah
Couldn’t bail out
I remember in that cell block
That’s on my heart, that’s on my soul
Yeah, Ima stand tall

[Chorus]
I remember I couldn’t bail out
My daddy left, that niqqa bailed out tellin out, these niqqas ain’t bailing out
Young scooter get money in large amounts
I remember I couldn’t bail out
My daddy left, that niqqa bailed out
They tellin out, these niqqas ain’t bailing out
Young scooter get money in large amounts

I remember I couldn’t bail out
My daddy left, that niqqa bailed out tellin out, these niqqas ain’t bailing out
Young scooter get money in large amounts
I remember I couldn’t bail out
My daddy left, that niqqa bailed out
They tellin out, these niqqas ain’t bailing out
Young scooter get money in large amounts