Keyshia Cole Surprises Student Performers During Their "Love" Rendition

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NEWARK, NEW JERSEY - FEBRUARY 09: Keyshia Cole performs on stage during the "A Night of Love" tour at Prudential Center on February 09, 2024 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Manny Carabel/Getty Images)

For any young performer expressing their art for the world, there's no higher honor than a salute from one of your main inspirations.

Keyshia Cole may be a superstar, but don't think that such a status means that she won't miss out on giving up-and-comers their flowers. Moreover, students at The Ron Clark Academy recently performed her massive hit single "LOVE" at an event, and were shocked to find that none other than Cole herself popped out to perform with them. You can see as the kids jumped up, screamed, and sang excitedly as the Oakland singer walked down a set of stairs to their level. Hearing them all harmonize and enjoy the beauty of this track together means a lot, and it's one of the most wholesome artist pop-ups you'll see this week.

Furthermore, this is curious because it pairs somewhat well with a more contentious example of someone giving Keyshia Cole her flowers, not the other way around. Kaliii recently clapped back at allegations that she sampled Cole without permission for her track "BOZO." In fact, the sampled cut in question is actually "LOVE," so there are more surprising connections here than it seems at first glance. They actually went back and forth on this on Twitter, but made it clear that there was just miscommunication between the teams and shared a lot of love for each other.

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Elsewhere, Keyshia Cole spent her time with some of her friends in the industry, chopping it up with Nicki Minaj and Monica during an Instagram Live session last year. The three actually all collaborated on the Pink Friday 2 deluxe cut, "Love Me Enough." They seemed to really enjoy their time together and to have connected on a deep artistic level, and it's great to see everyone involved expand their circle of influences. Rap and R&B collabs aren't what they used to be in terms of popularity, but that doesn't make them any less special.

Meanwhile, the 42-year-old also hung out with Yung Miami recently, so it's not like she's been completely off the grid. Hopefully more artists do this kind of salute and tap in with the youth that keeps their artistry alive. As you can see, her presence was definitely a cathartic and unforgettable moment for the kids. For more news and the latest updates on Keyshia Cole, stick around on HNHH.

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About The Author
Gabriel Bras Nevares is a music and pop culture news writer for HotNewHipHop. He started in 2022 as a weekend writer and, since joining the team full-time, has developed a strong knowledge in hip-hop news and releases. Whether it’s regular coverage or occasional interviews and album reviews, he continues to search for the most relevant news for his audience and find the best new releases in the genre. What excites him the most is finding pop culture stories of interest, as well as a deeper passion for the art form of hip-hop and its contemporary output. Specifically, Gabriel enjoys the fringes of rap music: the experimental, boundary-pushing, and raw alternatives to the mainstream sound. As a proud native of San Juan, Puerto Rico, he also stays up-to-date with the archipelago’s local scene and its biggest musical exponents in reggaetón, salsa, indie, and beyond. Before working at HotNewHipHop, Gabriel produced multiple short documentaries, artist interviews, venue spotlights, and audio podcasts on a variety of genres and musical figures. Hardcore punk and Go-go music defined much of his coverage during his time at the George Washington University in D.C. His favorite hip-hop artists working today are Tyler, The Creator, Boldy James, JPEGMAFIA, and Earl Sweatshirt.