Who knew Keke Wyatt was back on the scene? A little [unclever] play on words. Keke Wyatt’s new album Who Knew? comes out on February 23rd. Backed by indie label Shanachie records, the song and video for the first single “Who Knew” is pretty damn good.
It’s been nine years since Keke Wyatt’s debut album Soul Sista and she hopped back in the booth, looking like she never left and sounding like she never should have vamoosed.
I will admit, although Soul Sista went platinum, I cannot tell you what song got her noticed in the 90’s, you probably couldn’t either - let’s go 80 - 20. Most of us only remember Keke Wyatt because she stabbed her husband. She was indicted but the charges were eventually dropped. She and her husband remained together for ten years. This year, Keke Wyatt says she is getting (or was) divorced because the fighting and life threatening situations have not stopped.
In the public’s mind, time is no barrier to widely, unconfronted scandal; in an interview with Shuddup.com Keke Wyatt spoke on that question everyone wants the answer to.
What happened and did she really stab dude with a steak knife?
Short answer: “Yes, I did.” Kind of..
“I put it on my kid’s life, that was the smallest knife you’ve ever seen. It was a pairing knife. Like what you peel a little apple with and no bigger than my pinkie. I swear to God may I die right now if I’m lying. I just wanted to *ugh* you know.. If you back a dog in the corner he gonna come out biting. I had the knife and I was like, “get away, move!” So yes I did. I did what I had to do.”
“I do not promote violence because it is not the way, because I am a Christian woman and I do know the right way to live, but I will tell you, don’t let nobody kill you. I refuse to let somebody kill me. That’s why I have let ten years come to a close. This last time, I thought it was the end of my life and I had to get out.”
What’s next? She’s doing a reality show, maybe you’ll see it on BET (my thought), stage plays, acting gigs, modeling. Hustling, baby.
Check her eyes and animated mood swings during that interview, mess with Keke at your own risk, she’s got that crazy switch.