Keyshia Cole has come under fire after she refused to open for The Weeknd at a recent concert in her hometown.
The RnB singer was asked to perform in Oakland at KMEL’s House of Soul, but refused to attend after discovering she was not the main headlining act.
In a series of explosive Tweets that have since been deleted Cole said, “EVERY F***ING YEAR I do something major for my city! @KMEL has the nerve to tell me at the last minute they want me to open for the Weeknd.”
She also added: “They told us last minute if I don’t then there’s no show! Then still uses my name when I refuse! I feel so f***ing disrespected…No disrespect to The Weeknd. Why the hell would @106KMEL ask me to open for him in my home town! Where I give back! Where IM FROM! #NO.”
The radio station KMEL has since spoken out on Cole’s decision to opt out of performing at the event. They said, “When we were notified a week before her performance that she planned to cancel, we immediately removed her name from all advertising and promotion and offered refunds to those fans who requested.”
Cole has made it clear that she doesn’t have a problem with The Weeknd, but she simply did not want to open for him on the grounds of her own beliefs.