Keyshia Cole and her adorably baller boo Daniel “Booby” Gibson were spotted hugged up on many occasions during the 2013 Essence Music Festival in New Orleans last weekend (July 4-7, 2013).
The 3 day music event attracted over 40,000 concertgoers each night and Keyshia, who was a featured performer on the mainstage of the Mercedes Benz Superdome on Day 2, partied each night alongside the likes of Deborah Cox, Tamia and Kelly Price.
Beyonce hit the stage as the headliner on Day 3 and a few of you messy naysayers anxiously anticipated Keyshia’s every move. Yeah… we all know how she feels about Bey’s “Bow Down” single:
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But as I said then, many of you are totally wrong in your assessment of the situation and quite a few of you were shocked to hear that Keyshia and her hubby were front row center cheering Queen B on with the rest of the concert goers:
Kinda put a damper on all those Beyonce Stan’s day… huh?
More photos PLUS a video snippet of Keyshia’s mainstage performance below…
Keyshia in the press room after her performance (Day 2)
Deborah Cox, Keyshia, Tamia and Kelly Price backstage…
Touching photo of Keyshia and Najea Ruise, a young girl who had her wish come true!
Keyshia & Booby in the VIP lounge (Day 3)
I ran into Keyshia during a brief Beyonce intermission and posted the photo above. Clearly the STANS were waiting. There were already a few slick comments about Keyshia tweeting confirmation earlier that she was there in support of Beyonce, but one found the instagram photo and commented, stating:
@keyshiacole is such a secret stan! Bitch talked alllllll that shit, just to buss a sweat gettin life from @beyonce. Yea Keyshia, take notes. Cuz that there on stage is how A REAL BOSS BITCH DO IT! #Curve
Keyshia, who performed on the exact same stage a night earlier, responded to the Bey Stan, stating:
girl boo. I never said I didn’t like B. I had an opinion Just like you have one now. God Bless
And there you have it… she’s entitled to her opinion just as we all are. There’s no need to be rude boys and girls. Major props to Keyshia for keeping it classy!
Did you catch Keyshia’s performance during the 2013 Essence Music Festival?
Photos: Chris Mitchell (CME3000), Johnny Nunez (WireImage), Instagram