Keyshia Cole Tells TV One’s ‘Uncensored’ She’s ‘Misunderstood’

Keyshia Cole on Uncensored. (Credit: TV One)

New episodes of TV One’s Uncensored and Unsung are set to begin airing this weekend.

Autobiographical series Uncensored kicks off with singer and reality star Keyshia Cole, TV One announced in a press release. The “Heaven Sent” artist first came on the scene with her debut, platinum-selling album “The Way It Is” in 2005. Besides her solo singing career, she has been featured on songs from artists including P. Diddy, Trina, and The Game. She also starred on the BET reality show Keyshia Cole: The Way It Is, which debuted in 2006.

In the clip above, Cole tells Uncensored she turned to collaborations with other artists because she didn’t have anything else to say.

“I couldn’t find the words to say anymore.  It was a time when I started working with other artists because I just couldn’t find it anymore,” she explains. “It was like, what do I say? I’ve said all the sh-t  I had to say. I let y’all see all the sh-t that I wanted y’all to see, and I’m still misunderstood.”

She adds, “I am grown and I am to a point where I take full responsibility of who I am and what I’ve become.”

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Last year, Cole went through a tough personal time after the loss of her biological mother Francine “Frankie” Lons in July. Lons made appearances on Cole’s reality shows before landing her own spinoff series with daughter Neffeteria Pugh titled Frankie & Neffe.

During her episode of Uncensored, Cole will also discuss her career and multiple reality shows, including Keyshia & Daniel: Family First and Keyshia Cole: All In.

The second episode of Uncensored will focus on Stevie J, a Grammy Award-winning producer who has worked with Mariah Carey, Tevin Campbell, The Notorious B.I.G., 112, Jodeci, Faith Evans, Jay-Z, and Eve.

Stevie J is also a tabloid staple after appearing as one of the main cast members of VH1 reality show Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta, which showed his love triangle between Mimi Faust and Joseline Hernandez.

Stevie J has six children from five different women and in 2017 was sentenced to 3 years of probation for failing to pay child support. He racked up over $1 million in back child support.

More recently, his marriage with R&B singer Faith Evans collapsed last year. In December 2021, Stevie J filed papers to end the marriage and then asked for spousal support, People magazine reported.

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The upcoming schedule for Uncensored episodes is as follows:
Keyshia Cole (March 6)
Stevie J (March 13)
Master P (March 20)
Taye Diggs (March 27)
Salli Richardson-Whitfield (April 3)
Cee-Lo (April 10)
Erica Campbell (April 17)
Trina (April 24)

Uncensored is produced for TV One by Eric Tomosunas, Keith Neal, James Seppelfrick and Paul Hall (Executive Producers), Jay Allen (Co-Executive Producer), and Nikki Byles (Producer) of Swirl Films.

Unsung’s weekly episodes spotlight some of the music industry’s most influential and talented artists. The first episode will focus on R&B quartet and brothers Soul For Real.

This season’s episode lineup includes:
Soul For Real (March 6)
Monie Love (March 13)
Thelma Houston (March 20)
Pete Rock (March 27)
PM Dawn (April 3)
Das EFX (April 10)

Unsung is narrated by actor Gary Anthony Williams and executive produced by Frank Sinton and Arthur Smith of A. Smith & Co. Productions. Mark Rowland, Kysha Mounia and Jamecia Blount also serve as Executive Producers.

Both series return on Sunday, March 06. Unsung airs at 9 p.m. ET/PT, followed by Uncensored at 10 p.m. ET/PT.