Watch Keyshia Cole: The Way It Is

A few years back, R&B singing sensation Keyshia Cole had a reality television series on BET that was widely watched called Keyshia Cole: The Way It Is. The series followed the then 21-year old singer from her troubled and difficult early years to her triumph rise to fame. Today, Keyshia Cole headlines tours across America and owns her own record label.

Keyshia Cole: The Way It Is debuted in 2007 and aired for three years. The 30 minute show was often gritty, dramatic and intense and gave viewers a realistic view of Keyshia's family life. The show also featured the singer's troubled mother Frankie and her equally troubled sister Neffe and chronicled the day-to-day life and activities of the singer and members of her family. Keyshia's mom had just been released from prison when the show began. Keyshia relied on therapy, inner strength, faith and tough love to face and re-build the difficult relationship she had with her mother.

The show was shot in Atlanta, Georgia and became and instant hit. In addition, the reality series became the most viewed show on the BET network.

Keyshia Cole is one of the best-selling R&B singers today and her star does not appear to be fading. She has a new hit album and a new hit reality series called Family First on BET that features her husband and young son. Frankie also makes a few appearances in the new reality series. According to Keyshia, her mother is sober but still copes with substance abuse. Keyshia says she is determined to help her mother stay clean and hopes one day other family members will come around and witness Frankie's progress.

Keyshia Cole: The Way It Is gives viewers a very candid and realistic look at the singer's life as she travels the road to stardom. Many viewers and fans will find the series to be motivating, gripping, compelling and inspiring.

BET
3 Seasons, 23 Episodes - Canceled
July 12, 2006
Reality
8.2/10
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Keyshia Cole: The Way It Is Full Episode Guide

  • The season 3 finale finds Neffe in Las Vegas to celebrate her birthday.

  • Now that her new album is finished, Keyshia wants to spend time with her family. Neffe is surprised by Frankie in her final therapy session. Neffe meets with Bishop Eddie Long.

  • Keyshia makes a stop in a youth center to make a donation. Meanwhile, Neffe meets Haylen's father, Kevin, while she is in Oakland.

  • Neffe struggles with guilt from her past as she prepares for her son's baptism. Elsewhere, Keyshia is in Los Angeles to work on her album.

  • Keyshia takes her niece shopping, who is scared to attend private school. Later, Keyshia donates old clothes for charity and have fun at a water park.

  • Keyshia is headed to Trinidad for a concert and vacation and wants her family to come along.

  • In hopes of easing tensions between her mothers, Keyshia invites her foster parents to Atlanta.

  • Frankie and Yvonne want to confront the congregation at church. Elsewhere, Neffe is sure that Frankie has had a relapse.

  • Frankie feels the guilt of Keyshia being giuven up for adoption.

  • Season 3 begins with Keyshia working with a life coach. Meanwhile, a clash over the new living arrangements has Frankie and Neffe at odds.

  • The cast gives an update on the family in this reunion episode.

  • Manny reunites the family after locating Keyshia's brother. Later, Keyshia finds a home for her mom and sister, but the news doesn't go over very well.

  • Keyshia and Neffi are on a search through Oakland for their fathers. Meanwhile, Manny keeps watch of the kids and makes plans for a surprise of reuniting Frankie with all his children.

  • Keyshia works on launching her label and clothing line while also searching for a home for her mom and sister. Elsewhere, Frankie and Neffe go on a double date.

  • Keyshia puts the therapy on the back burner when she decides to head to Miami with friends for a quick getaway.

  • Keyshia attends family therapy with her sister and mother to address the past as well as their current living situation. Also: Frankie decides to reach out to other victims of abuse.

  • As season 2 begins, Keyshia tries to rebuild a relationship with her mother.

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