‘Keyshia Cole: This Is My Story’ Trailer: The Singer Reflects on Her Traumatic Childhood (Video)

Keyshia Cole: This Is My Story (Credit: Lifetime)

Lifetime has released the first trailer for Keyshia Cole: This Is My Story, a new biopic about the Grammy-nominated singer, which she executive produces and stars in as herself.

In the trailer, which was released Monday, the “Heaven Sent” artist reflects on her difficult childhood.

“As a young girl, I survived so many different situations,” she says in the video, which shows a young Keyshia being kicked out of her family’s home and later confronting her mom about using drugs.

Debbi Morgan co-stars as Cole’s late mother, Frankie Lons.

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The movie follows Cole’s life from her early days in Oakland where she first developed her musical talents, to becoming a multi-platinum selling recording artist and television personality.

Cole has been open about her struggles and revealed on her various BET reality shows that she was placed in foster care and adopted by her foster parents, amid her mom’s battle with addiction.

Lons died in 2021 of an accidental overdose.

Cole says in the trailer she wanted to dedicate the movie to her mom.

“After my mom passed, I wanted to do something to show my love,” Cole shares. “There were so many different emotions.”

The film is directed by D’Angela Proctor and Manu Boyer, from a script written by Angelica Cheri.

The biopic will feature a new song recorded by Cole, titled “Forever is a Thing.” Ron Fair, the singer’s longtime A&R and music collaborator, supervised the music, and Grammy winner Warryn Campbell composed the original score.

Cole makes her acting debut in the project.

The movie is produced for Lifetime by Swirl Films and Big Dreams. In addition to Cole, executive producers include Eric Tomosunas, Leslie Greif, and D’Angela Proctor. Ron Fair serves as co-executive producer. D’Angela Proctor and Manu Boyer direct

Keyshia Cole: This Is My Story premieres Saturday, June 24 at 8pm ET/7pm CT on Lifetime.

Watch the trailer below: