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Keyshia Cole is Very Unhappy About OT Genasis Remaking Her Song: “I Really Would Like My Classics To Be Left Alone”

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During a recent panel discussion, Cole voiced her thoughts on OT Genasis remaking “Love.”

Keyshia Cole recently shared her thoughts on the viral video by OT Genasis featuring his rendition of her hit single “Love.”

In a clip that has surfaced from a panel, Cole is seen breaking down why she doesn’t support the remake which has since been removed from YouTube. She shares, “I’m okay, but I’m really trying to get back to my music. So I would like my classics to be left alone. Is that wrong as an artist?” She also said, “How am I gon’ get paid when you makin’ new lyrics and you ain’t sent me out a check or anything like that? I don’t even know how that thing goes. And then people hitting me up saying’ like, ​’Oh, I would never listen to Keyshia Cole’s song the same​.’”

Cole went on to express that in the past artists like Cardi B, Trey Songz and Bruno Mars have covered her songs, but the only difference is that they keep the lyrics the same. When expanding on why she finds the cover problematic she also said, “I think it’s kinda hurtful a little bit, too, as an artist because there was no, ‘Hey how you doin’. How you feel about this?’ ‘Cause that’s what you do if you are an artist.” Cole also said, “If I wanna remix a Prince song Imma go to Prince and figure out if I can use that. Or if I wanted to use, like how I did “Let It Go” and I re-did that.”

After the panel discussion went live, OT Genesis posted a clip of it on his Instagram with the caption, “Damn Keyshia, it’s like dat? I thought u were from da Bay​? I thought it was California love​. A n*gga can’t have fun no more lol.”

Robyn Mowatt

Robyn Mowatt is a Staff Writer at Okayplayer where she covers culture, music, and fashion. You can see what's on her mind on Twitter at @robyn_mowatt.

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