Keyshia Cole Recants Her Pregnancy Claim, Now Fans Are Really Blasting Her & Young Boyfriend
Keyshia Cole (36) is workin’ on many of her fans’ last nerve right about now. In case y’all haven’t heard, she’s been stirring up all kinds of pregnancy drama within the past few days. As of now though, she is recanting her claims and folks are heated…
Prior Pregnancy Announcement That Shocked Fans
The other day, we reported that Keyshia Cole had social media in a tizzy, after announcing she was having a baby with her barely legal boyfriend, Niko Khale. She posted a simple caption that read (via hashtags), “Preggo In My Fashion Nova Fit … Congradulations [sic] Are In Order”. Immediately following her pregnancy announcement, fans were sounding off. Many congratulated her and Nikko. While many others questioned why she would get knocked up by a 22 year old aspiring rapper, whom she’s just started dating.
Her Apology & Recanted Announcement
By Friday evening, Keyshia confessed that is was just a lil’ jokey-joke on Instagram and got the last laugh:
keyshiacole:I KINDA☝ APOLOGIZE for #TROLLING yesterday, telling y’all I was ##Preggo !!!! Buuuuuuut y’all need to stop body shamming me and sayin I’m PREGNANT EVERY OTHER DAY !!!! Like seriously, it hurts my feelings HEY @fashionnova thought it was sweet that you all were excited about the news tho ♀️@NikoKhale
Fans React To Her Recanted Story With Mixed Views
In some ways, Keyshia’s joke backfired when fans began accusing her of being an attention seeker, as well as being insensitive to the blessing of pregnancy overall:
naturally******: After having my stillborn I find this upsetting. Pranks on pregnancy are inconsiderate
_xae**: I take my congratulations back
royal_reborn_momm***: She just wanted some attention just for the clout…how sad
john_**: Is this what happens when the money stop coming in?
nicolebad**: Exactly my thoughts! Like who lies about being pregnant??? I mean really?
Other fans took it all in stride though:
officialladyj**: Wooooowwww I heard about this all on the radio and everything. Stop crying wolf like that. Next time ain’t nobody gon make any announcements.
mothertoizaand***: Lol you got us good!! But ain’t nothing wrong with being happy and putting on few pounds
Why Keyshia Had To Defend Herself & Young Boyfriend
As we previously reported, in March 2018, Keyshia introduced her new man, Niko, to the world. She quickly realized she had to defend herself and her aspiring rapper boyfriend against backlash about his age and inexperience in life.
Keyshia was 14 years old and already pursuing her music career at the time of Niko’s birth. Niko was just 9 years old when Keyshia released her debut album, “The Way It Is,” in 2005 and he was just months old when Keyshia’s mentor, rapper Tupac, lost his life in 1996. However, for Keyshia, “age ain’t nothing but a number, but an excuse,” which is exactly the caption she used in an Instagram post to defend her relationship.
In her post, Niko was seen sitting in Keyshia’s Rolls Royce, rapping about his love for his older woman, in a song titled, “Age Ain’t Nothing But A Number”- much like the one R. Kelly produced/wrote for Aaliyah. She has since deleted the post from her Instagram page though.
In a separate March post, Keyshia also defended her relationship to fans who had been clownin’ her decision to date such a young guy:
“Now the reason I’m posting The pepper to my salt @nikokhale is because he’s been such a sweetheart to me, and I kno people have been very judgmental about our relationship but I gotta nurture what nurtures me!”
Well, at least Keyshia has her fans talking about her again. Regardless of if they like her, or hate her- the one rule of thumb for fame, is to always keep ’em talking.