Keyshia Cole & Frankie Have A Deep Convo About Death & Their Relationship / BETNetworks (YouTube)

“If I die today you’re going to move on and you’ve got to make it. You’ve got to live for Keyshia,” Frankie told Keyshia during a particularly emotional conversation. “You have to live for you and your family; not nobody else. You don’t have to do nothin’ but die and pay taxes, but you have to move on if anything happens to me. At the end of the day you’ll see me later. Up there.”


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Updated: 7/23/2021 at 9:01 a.m. ET:

On Thursday, Keyshia Cole paid tribute to her late biological mother Frankie via her Instagram page.


“This is so hard man,” Keyshia wrote in the caption, alongside a slideshow of pictures with Frankie. “Can’t really even find the words. SMH. I honestly don’t even know how to feel. You can never prepare for something like this... Ever!!! but you will be missed.”

Keyshia thanked her fans as well as Frankie’s fans for their support as she and her family grieve this tragic news.


“For weeks I’ve been quoting you, from the goose that laid the golden egg, to calling Neffe shoes slow burners, cause they were bought scuffed up already 😩 your humor was unmatched!!! Naturally so funny, that’s what I loved about your personality.... we all did,” Cole continued.

May Frankie rest in power.