Christmas Day 2001 will always be memorable for Keke Wyatt’s husband and manager Rahmat Morton, for whatever reason he decided not to buy her the 3 carat nugget and before he could say.. “but..” she ran into the kitchen to grab a steak knife and started to slice and dice. Rahmat was stabbed in the chest, back, arm and top of the hand. He should be happy that she didn’t drop to the floor and go Lorena Bobbit on that ass. I don’t know how big Rahmat is.. height and body wise, not the jangalang.. but Keke at 21-years-old must have the strength and swiftness of a bobcat, cause he didn’t stand a chance.
Okay.. I’m bullshitting about the reasons for him getting stabbed, but he did catch it “in the chest, back, arm and top of the hand” just adding a little tabasco to the story. Besides, it’s old news.
It’s been a few months since that incident at her home in Shelbyville, Kentucky and concrete reasons for the dispute were never made public. The MCA machine sniffed out the interest in Keke’s personal affairs though and put a lotta muscle behind the video and song “Nothing In This World.” “People are gonna eat this up,” they thought and they were right, it’s on just about every radio station across the country and she’s sold a lot of albums that she probably wouldn’t have without the attention gained from the incident.
I was watching BET last week when her video came on and wondered what was up with her. Her husband’s injuries, while bloody, weren’t life threatening and he didn’t press charges. The authorities were only going to arraign her for assault. So why hasn’t she been making the rounds, promoting the album?
Speculation: umm, to let the heat cool off? Though her situation at home may have been settled, there’s no need to put her on the hot seat, cause that would be the first question.. “So why did you stab him?” But “Nothing In This World” is gonna run out of steam in a minute so she’ll have to get back on the scene.
On April 12th she’ll do just that. At The Roxy in Norwalk, CT, paired up with Jagged Edge, Keke Wyatt will take the stage and start on the road to meeting the public face to face. .. I doubt if you’ll get an answer to the “Why, Keke. Why?” type of questions. And if your smart you’ll refrain from even asking.. quick as a bobcat, I’m telling you.
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