AceShowbiz - Nick Cannon called Keyshia Cole an "elder" when the R&B singer visited his morning radio show with her much-younger boyfriend Niko Khale for an interview. The Power 106 host considered her as Niko's "elder" due to their age gap and she was not happy.
"I'm not his f**king elder!" 38-year-old Keyshia exclaimed. "Yes, you are!" Nick insisted as he compared her relationship with 24-year-old Niko to his own previolus marriage with Mariah Carey. The host said he embraced it and Keyshia should too.
The clip was posted on the radio's Instagram page with caption, "Why you gotta do #KeyshiaCole like that @nickcannon!!" The comment section was filled with fans who were angry for Keyshia and slammed Nick. "I would of walked straight out!" one said. Another wrote, "I wouldn't say elder - gosh, older women." More similar comments: "Elder??? Wtf," "He been disrespecting women what's new?" and "Come on nick really?? Don't be disrespectful."
A few agreed with Nick as they commented, "He not lying though" and "Definitely his elder whether she likes it or not." Some noticed that Niko did look very young in the video, "He looks young asf tho lol," "He does look like he's 12," and "He like 30 years younger than her." Others said Keyshia looked good for her age. "A fine middle aged woman," one described the star.
The female singer also posted the interview on her own Instagram, but it was a different clip where they talked about her songs. "Thanks for having us @nickcannon I'm gonna just sit this clip right here," she wrote. She didn't mention anything about his "elder" comments but she added a face-palm emoji in her caption.
Keyshia Cole and Niko Khale, an indie hip-hop artist, started dating a year ago. Their relationship was plagued with criticisms due to their 14-year age difference but they kept going strong. In July 2018, she announced she was pregnant but later claimed she was just trolling because she was fed up of getting body-shamed online.
In May this year, she had a baby shower and it was not a joke this time. She gave birth to a baby boy at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles on August 1. The bundle of joy is his first child and her second one. She has another son from her previous marriage to former NBA player Daniel Gibson.
On Keyshia's birthday last month October 15, Niko gushed on Instagram, "Everyday is like 90's R&B w you [love] To many more [cheers]." Two days later on his birthday, she wrote an equally sweet message on her own page, "Your BORN DAY! And I'm happy to spend it with you!"