Singer Keyshia Cole made her rise in the music industry during the pre-streaming era of the early 2000s, starting with her 2005 platinum-selling debut album The Way It Is. Despite her impressive discography and global appeal for nearly a decade, many of Cole’s fans believe her work has never received the laurels and accolades it deserves.
The 39-year-old artist took to her social media last week and fired shots at award shows, specifically the BET Awards, for undervaluing and overlooking her contribution to the music industry, online blog The Jasmine Brand reports.
On Friday, Cole reposted a message from a fan to her Instagram story criticizing BET executives for not acknowledging the singer despite her performing at its award show five straight years during the peak of her career.
“All these award shows have been a mess from the start. Let’s talk about how Keyshia Cole had a hit show on BET for 3 seasons and 3 platinum selling number 1 albums and probably close to a dozen hit singles and didn’t even get a BET award. Keyshia performed at the BET awards 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010!! and not 1 award!! #keyshiacole,” one person on Instagram shared.
Without adding much, Cole shared the fan’s statement with a caption that plainly read, “This is a repost.”