R&B star Keyshia Cole recently opens up about her “I Ain’t Thru” collaboration with Young Money’s Nicki Minaj, and why Interscope Records wished she hadn’t released the track.
“The label didn’t really want to drop the record because they knew — that people wanted a more intense, soulful record from me about love and I really should have followed [their] direction,” Cole revealed in an interview.
“But I wanted that to be a statement record. It’s like saying, ‘I’m doing me, you know. I don’t have no regrets for nothing that I’m doing.’ … I just think that people expect me to be, you know, an artist that sings about just love. But I’m always growing as an artist and I have to feed my artistry.”
Chairman of Geffen Records Ron Fair also backs her up, “There’s no way to predict how people will respond to things. It’s something that Keyshia really wanted to say.”
In a smart move, Keyshia and her people quickly released another song “Long Way Down” to cover the under performing single, and she is so far satisfied with fans’ response. “People are gravitating more toward [the song],” she stated.
Peep Keyshia Cole Ft Nicki Minaj I Ain’t Thru video below