Lil' Mo

Cynthia Karen Loving[1] (born November 19, 1978),[6] known professionally as Lil' Mo, is an American singer, songwriter, rapper, television and radio personality. She is best known for her single "Superwoman Pt. II" featuring then-unknown rapper Fabolous, which has been credited as launching his career.[7] She first gained recognition as Missy Elliott's protégé, having been featured on her record-breaking hit single "Hot Boyz",[8] as well as through her collaborations with Ja Rule, with whom she penned the Grammy-nominated "Put It on Me" and "I Cry".

Lil' Mo
LilMoOct05.jpg
Loving performing in 2005
Born
Cynthia Karen Loving[1]

(1978-11-19) November 19, 1978 (age 42)[2]
Long Island, New York
Other names
  • Godmother
  • Girl Next Door[3][4]
  • Queen of Shade[5]
Occupation
  • Singer
  • songwriter
  • rapper
  • radio personality
  • actress
Years active1998–present
Spouse(s)
Gus Stone
(m. 2001; div. 2007)

Phillip Bryant
(m. 2008; div. 2014)

(m. 2014; sep. 2019)
Children6
Musical career
OriginWashington, D.C., U.S.
Genres
InstrumentsVocals
Labels
Associated acts
WebsiteTheLilMoShow.com

Early lifeEdit

Mo was born into a military family. Her father, Bishop Jacob D. Loving, and her mother, First-Lady Cynthia Loving Sr.,[9] raised her primarily in Long Island, New York, but moved regularly due to her father's military assignments. The family lived in Texas, Georgia and North Carolina before settling in Baltimore, Maryland. As an adult, Mo moved to New York City's Manhattan borough to pursue her music career.[10]

CareerEdit

Beginnings (1996–2000)Edit

Mo began her career as a backing vocalist, session musician and songwriter. In early 1998, while submitting demo material to Elektra Records for Nicole Wray's 1998 debut album, Make It Hot, Mo caught the attention of Missy Elliott,[11] who helped land her a contract deal with Elektra. On June 29, 1998, Mo released her debut single "5 Minutes" from the soundtrack for the Frankie Lymon biographical film Why Do Fools Fall in Love. The song was planned to appear on Mo's debut album, however when it underperformed in the US, it was pulled from the final track listing. Mo's debut album was originally set to be released in March 1999,[12] however, it was pushed back multiple times during Elektra's attempts to revamp Mo's image and sound.[13]

Mo gained further exposure during this time for her features on Ol' Dirty Bastard's cover of Billie Holiday's "Good Morning Heartache", Missy Elliott's record-breaking single "Hot Boyz", which spent 18 weeks at number one on the Hot Rap Singles from December 4, 1999 to March 25, 2000, and Ja Rule's single "Put It on Me", which was a hit on both urban and pop radio, and reached number eight on the US pop charts.[14] More collaborations by Ja Rule and Lil' Mo followed, including "I Cry", which repurposed The O'Jays' 1978 hit "Cry Together".

Breakthrough, Based on a True Story (2001)Edit

On April 10, 2000, Mo released "Ta Da", her first solo single. After years of successful collaborations and features, Mo would finally release a successful hit of her own, "Superwoman Pt. II", her second single from her upcoming album. The single was released on March 6, 2001 and peaked at No. 11 on Billboard Hot 100, helping bring then-underground rapper Fabolous to mainstream attention.[14][15] On June 26, 2001, Mo's debut album, Based on a True Story was released to generally favorable reviews. The album peaked at No. 14 on Billboard 200 and attained a gold certification from the RIAA, making it Mo's successful album to date. In August 2001, Mo released the follow-up single "Gangsta (Love 4 the Streets)", however, it failed to match the success of its predecessor.[14]

Meet the Girl Next Door, career struggles (2002–05)Edit

While recovering from being assaulted with a champagne bottle after a performance in San Francisco, Mo began her radio career, working as a part-time anchor for Baltimore urban radio station WXYV-FM.[16] That same year, Mo began preparations for her second album, Meet the Girl Next Door. The album was released on April 29, 2003, preceded by the singles "4Ever" and "Ten Commandments".[17] While Mo promoted the singles on shows such as Jimmy Kimmel Live! and Soul Train,[16] she would later criticise Elektra for their lack of support and minimal promotion for the album, which she attributed to being pregnant at the time.[18]

Mo's contract with Elektra expired as the label was absorbed by Atlantic Records, and in July 2004, she signed Universal's Cash Money Records to record her third album, then titled Syndicated: the Lil' Mo Hour.[19][20] The album was scheduled for an early 2005 release, before being pushed back to October, after its four singles (including "Hot Girls" and "Dem Boyz") failed to create any buzz. Following the destruction of Cash Money's New Orleans studio by Hurricane Katrina,[21] Mo was dropped from the Cash Money roster and Syndicated was shelved.[21]

Independent releases, Pain and Paper, P.S. I Love Me (2006–12)Edit

Mo began releasing singles as an independent artist under her production company HoneyChild Entertainment, which was first founded by Mo in 2000.[22] On August 28, 2007, Mo released the album Pain & Paper, distributed by Koch Entertainment and DrakeWeb Music Group and selling only 6000 copies.[21] Its singles, "Sumtimes I", featuring Jim Jones, and "Lucky Her" failed to chart.

In 2008, Mo signed a two-album deal with Global Music Group and began work her fourth album, tentatively titled Tattoos & Roses: The Rebellion Against My Pain.[23] The album was initially planned to include a second disc featuring Mo's live performances, however this was eventually scrapped. On May 8, 2011, Mo released the mixtape P.S. I Love You. On November 1, 2011, Mo released P.S. I Love Me in conjunction with Bronx Bridge Entertainment and distributed by Fontana Distribution. The album was preceded by the singles "On the Floor", "I Love Me", featuring Tweet, and "Take Me Away", featuring Maino.[24][25]

Television career, The Scarlet Letter, retirement (2013–present)Edit

In 2013, Mo became a cast member of the reality television series R&B Divas: Los Angeles, which premiered on TV One on July 10, 2013.[26] The season's reunion special garnered a total of 834,000 viewers, tying with the debut of the sitcom The Rickey Smiley Show as the network's No. 1 telecast among adults 25–54 in TV One history.[27] On September 10, 2013, Lil' Mo released the song "I'm a Diva" via iTunes.[28] Another non-album single, "L's Up", was released the following week.[29]

On October 28, 2014, Mo released her fifth album, The Scarlet Letter, under Penalthy Entertainment.[30][31] The album was preceded by the single "Should've Never Let You Go", as well as her second mixtape No Shit Sherlock, which featured contributions by Da Brat and songwriter Tiyon "TC" Mack.[32] On April 29, 2015, R&B Divas: Los Angeles ended after its third season.

In January 2016, Mo began hosting the WKYS radio show The Fam in the Morning with DJ Quick Silva. She was fired from the show in February 2017.[33] Later that year, Mo joined the cast of VH1's Love & Hip Hop: New York and appeared in an episode of Couples Court with the Cutlers. She would also appear in We TV's Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars 12 — Hip Hop Edition.

On October 25, 2018, Mo announced her retirement from the music industry to pursue a career in law.[34]

Personal lifeEdit

AssaultEdit

On June 22, 2001, while being escorted to a limousine, Lil' Mo was assaulted by a male at a San Francisco concert venue.[35][36] She was bludgeoned in the head by the man's champagne bottle and was immediately hospitalized at California Pacific Medical Center, where she received 20 stitches.[36] The incident traumatized Mo and left her suspicious of the attack, in which she felt it may have been a potential "set up".[35] Mo confirmed to MTV News that she had to cancel many shows and cease a double-music video shoot for her single "Gangsta" so she could recover from the incident.[35] A reward ranging from $1,000 to $5,000 was issued in hopes of catching the assailant.[35] Though the alleged male attacker was never found, local San Francisco police received anonymous tips that the attacker boasted about his actions at a Hunters Point housing project near San Francisco, California.[35]

Marriages and childrenEdit

In 2001, Mo met her first husband, Augustus "Gus" Stone, at a Washington, D.C. gas station. After dating for five months, they wed on August 29, 2001. On August 19, 2002, Mo gave birth to her first child, Heaven Love'on Stone. On February 24, 2005, Mo gave birth to the couple's second child, God'Iss Love Stone. In December 2005, she filed for divorce. Their divorce was finalized in August 2007. Through the marriage, she became the stepmother to his son, Jerez Coleman, who in June 2014 appeared as "Kidd Cole" on an episode of MTV's television series Catfish: The TV Show.

On June 22, 2008, Mo married Gospel recording artist Phillip Bryant. On January 16, 2009, Mo gave birth to her third child, Justin McKenzie Phillip Bryant.[37] On July 10, 2012, Mo gave birth to her fourth child, Jonah Maddox-Phillip Bryant.[38][39][40] The couple separated due to his infidelity[41] and officially divorced on September 15, 2014.[42]

On October 1, 2014, Mo married professional boxer Karl Dargan.[42] On August 28, 2015, Mo gave birth to Karl Sharif Dargan Jr., her fifth child and Karl's third.[43] In 2018, at the reunion special of Love & Hip Hop: New York, Mo announced that she was expecting her sixth child. Mo admitted on social media that she had suffered a miscarriage a month before the reunion aired.[44] In May 2019, Mo announced that she had left Karl, after he had spat on her in front of their children during an argument.[45] Mo revealed in later interviews that he had been physically abusive throughout their marriage.[46]

Personal strugglesEdit

In 2003, Mo revealed to Vibe magazine that she struggled with an eating disorder since 2000.[47]

In 2019, Mo revealed that she had struggled with an opioid addiction.[48]

ReligionEdit

Mo was raised in a Christian household, her parents are Holiness preachers. In a 2017 episode of Love & Hip Hop: New York, Mo revealed that she had converted to Islam three years prior as a result of her marriage to Karl, and is seen praying in hijab.[49]

FeudsEdit

Ja RuleEdit

A feud between Mo and former collaborator Ja Rule embroiled in late 2001, when Murder Inc. began favoring Ashanti over her. In January 2003, while co-hosting 106 & Park: Prime, Mo sent a shout-out to 50 Cent, just seconds after she premiered a Ja Rule video.[47] The incident angered Ja Rule and Murder Inc.[47] Mo had told the press she assumed BET was going to edit out the shout, and did not think the gesture would cause an uproar.[47] Ja Rule released the diss track "Loose Change," which targeted Eminem, 50 Cent, Dr. Dre, Chris Lighty and Lil' Mo.[47][50] Rule credited himself as the reason why she had any hits.[50] In May 2003, Mo released a freestyle diss to Ja Rule.[51]

In April 2003, controversy arose regarding payment for Lil' Mo's contributions on "I Cry" and "Put It on Me".[52] In 2005, Lil' Mo filed a lawsuit against Ja Rule, Murder Inc. and Def Jam for over $15 million.[53] In 2010, the two reconciled,[54] and the next year, recorded a track together titled "U & Me".[55][56]

Keyshia ColeEdit

The feud between Lil' Mo and R&B singer Keyshia Cole originated in August 2005 via the radio series Star and Buc Wild Morning Show. Mo was reported to have dismissed the vocal talent of a new crop of R&B performers, saying that they relied on dancing. Cole took offense and went to Dream Hotel in New York City, where she encountered Lil' Mo's manager Phil Thornton and a stylist, allegedly stating "You all are traitors. [Lil' Mo] is the enemy.".[57] Lil' Mo shrugged off the incident, saying she was told that Cole was intoxicated at the time,[57] which Cole denied.[58]

In March 2013, Cole was criticized by urban media outlets for her Twitter critique of Beyoncé's "Bow Down/I Been On".[59][60] This led to Mo and Cole exchanging hostile tweets over the next few days.[61][62] Despite the exchanges, in May 2013, Mo said there was no beef between her and Cole,[63] which led to the two exchanging hostile messages again via Instagram and Twitter.[64]

DiscographyEdit

Studio albums

ToursEdit

FilmographyEdit

TelevisionEdit

Television
2013–15 R&B Divas: Los Angeles Herself Main Cast
2014 Black Dynamite The Voice 4 episodes
2017 Love & Hip Hop: New York Herself Main Cast

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Ceremony Category Nominated work Result
2001 MTV Video Music Awards Best Rap Video "Put It on Me"
(with Ja Rule and Vita)
Nominated
The Source Awards Single of the Year Nominated
2002 44th Grammy Awards Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group Nominated
ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Music Awards Award-Winning R&B/Hip-Hop Songs Won[65]
BMI Urban Music Awards Songwriter of the Year
(shared with Irv Gotti and Ja Rule)
Won[66]
BMI Pop Music Awards Publishers/Writers of the Year Won[67]
BDS Certified Spin Awards 50,000 Radio Spins "If I Could Go!"
(with Sacario and Angie Martinez)
Won
100,000 Radio Spins Won[68]
2003 Teen Choice Awards Choice R&B/Hip Hop Track "4Ever" Nominated
Choice Rap Track "Can't Let You Go"
(with Fabolous and Mike Shorey)
Nominated
The Source Awards Best Rap/R&B Collabo Nominated
ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Music Awards Award-Winning R&B/Hip-Hop Songs Won[69]
Award-Winning Rap Songs Won[69]
BDS Certified Spin Awards 50,000 Radio Spins Won
100,000 Radio Spins Won
200,000 Radio Spins Won
2004 ASCAP Pop Music Awards Award-Winning Pop Songs Won[70]
2005 BDS Certified Spin Awards 100,000 Radio Spins "Superwoman, Pt. II" Won

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "P.S. I Love You – Lil' Mo". AllMusic]]. November 1, 2011. Archived from the original on January 9, 2018. Retrieved January 8, 2018.
  2. ^ Adhikari, Dibya Raj (March 18, 2016). "Lil' Mo". Frostsnow.com. Archived from the original on November 30, 2017. Retrieved April 3, 2020.
  3. ^ "R&B Divas: LA Announces Cast", tvOne.tv, Internet Archive Wayback Machine, April 5, 2013, archived from the original on February 22, 2014, retrieved August 13, 2013
  4. ^ News |date=July 12, 2007 |url=http://singersroom.com/content/2007-07-12/RB-Singer-Lil-Mo-to-Release-Her-New-CD-Pain-and-Paper-on-August-28th/ |publisher=Singersroom.com |access-date=August 13, 2013 | R&B Singer Lil Mo to Release Her New CD 'Pain and Paper' on August 28 | Singersroom
  5. ^ J. Smith, Panama (May 6, 2013), "Power 105 crowns Lil Mo as the Queen of Shade", Persona, PersonaMagazine.net, archived from the original on October 26, 2013, retrieved August 13, 2013
  6. ^ "Lil' Mo Bio – Born, age, Familyand Rumor". Bornwiki.com. Archived from the original on January 3, 2018. Retrieved April 3, 2020.
  7. ^ OLLISON, RASHOD D. "ON HER OWN TERMS". Baltimoresun.com. Archived from the original on January 1, 2020. Retrieved April 3, 2020.
  8. ^ "Missy Elliott's "Hot Boyz" Remix Remains A Heater 20 Years Later". Vibe.com. November 9, 2019. Archived from the original on January 11, 2020. Retrieved April 3, 2020.
  9. ^ "R&B's Lil' Mo's Got Soul & the Spirit at the 27th Annual Stellar Awards". January 13, 2012. Archived from the original on January 1, 2020. Retrieved January 1, 2020.
  10. ^ "Lil' Mo |last=Seida |first=Linda |website=[[AllMusic]] |publisher=[[Rovi Corporation]] |access-date=January 16, 2014 | Biography | AllMusic". Archived from the original on October 17, 2015. Retrieved January 17, 2014.
  11. ^ "The Skorpion Show Interviews Lil' Mo". The Skorpion Show. YouTube. May 6, 2012. Archived from the original on October 17, 2015. Retrieved January 16, 2014.
  12. ^ Seymour, Craig (February 1999), "Most Likely to Have a Celebrity Death-Match with Lil' Kim: Lil' Mo", SPIN, 15 (2), p. 83, ISSN 0886-3032
  13. ^ Seymour, Craig (August 2001), "Shorty Hard Rock", Vibe, 9 (8), p. 127, ISSN 1070-4701
  14. ^ a b c "Lil' Mo |website=[[AllMusic]] |publisher=[[Rovi Corporation]] |access-date=January 16, 2014 | Awards | AllMusic". Archived from the original on October 17, 2015. Retrieved January 18, 2014.
  15. ^ Reid, Shaheem (February 19, 2003). "Fabolous Molds New ' R. Kelly,' Credits Mixtape For Bringing Him, Lil' Mo Together". MTV News. MTV.com. Archived from the original on October 24, 2012. Retrieved June 12, 2013.
  16. ^ a b Lorez, Jeff (April 5, 2003), "From 'Superwoman' to 'Girl Next Door'", Billboard, 115 (14), p. 17, ISSN 0006-2510
  17. ^ Moss, Corey (December 5, 2002). "Lil' Mo Nabs A Fellow Lil' And Fabolous For The Girl Next Door". MTV News. MTV.com. Archived from the original on February 2, 2014. Retrieved May 21, 2013.
  18. ^ "Lil' Mo Wants To Ask You 'Why'". rnbdirt.com. July 24, 2004. Archived from the original on February 1, 2014. Retrieved January 16, 2014.
  19. ^ "Lil Mo Signs to Cash Money". July 27, 2004. Archived from the original on January 1, 2020. Retrieved January 1, 2020.
  20. ^ Mitchell, Gail (July 17, 2004), "Lil' Mo in Cash Money Till", Billboard, 116 (29), p. 20, ISSN 0006-2510
  21. ^ a b c Gail, Mitchell (September 1, 2007), "Through the Storm", Billboard, 119 (35), pp. 52–53, ISSN 0006-2510
  22. ^ Duncan, Andréa (March 2000), "Songs in the Key of Life > Lil' Mo", Vibe, 8 (2), p. 159, ISSN 1070-4701
  23. ^ "R&B Singer Lil' Mo Reclaims Limelight with New Deal". Singersroom.com. November 14, 2008. Archived from the original on February 1, 2014. Retrieved January 16, 2014.
  24. ^ Godfrey, Sarah (April 28, 2011). "Lil' Mo on her new album, her theater experience, and life after radio". TBD Arts: Inside D.C. entertainment. TBD.com. Archived from the original on May 9, 2013. Retrieved January 16, 2014.
  25. ^ "EXCLUSIVE: Lil Mo Talks Tweet Collaboration, PS I Love Me, More". Singersroom.com. September 28, 2011. Archived from the original on February 1, 2014. Retrieved January 16, 2014.
  26. ^ "R&B Divas: LA Announces Cast". tvOne.net. April 5, 2013. Archived from the original on February 22, 2014. Retrieved January 16, 2014.
  27. ^ Bibel, Sara (September 6, 2013). "TV One's 'R&B Divas: LA Reunion Part 1' is the Network's Most Watched Telecast of All Time". TVbytheNumbers. Archived from the original on December 24, 2013. Retrieved January 16, 2014.
  28. ^ "I'm a Diva – Single by Lil' Mo". iTunes. Apple.com. September 10, 2013. Archived from the original on October 28, 2014. Retrieved January 16, 2014.
  29. ^ "L's Up – Single by Lil' Mo". iTunes. Apple.com. September 17, 2013. Archived from the original on October 28, 2014. Retrieved January 16, 2014.
  30. ^ "Lil' Mo Signs New Label Deal, New Album 'The SCARlet Letter' to Release in August". YouKnowIGotSoul.com. April 24, 2014. Archived from the original on May 7, 2014. Retrieved May 6, 2014.
  31. ^ LIL' MO [@THELILMOSHOW] (August 21, 2014). "the scarlet letter album will be available Oct 28!! the song i sang "just not that into you" on #rbdivasla will be featured on there as well" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  32. ^ Joseph, Justin Dwayne (April 18, 2014). "Lil Mo Drops 'No Sh*t Sherlock' Mixtape". CentricTV.com. Archived from the original on May 7, 2014. Retrieved April 21, 2014.
  33. ^ "(EXCLUSIVE) Lil Mo Was NOT Fired Over Spike Lee/Chrisette Michele Controversy, She Speaks Out". February 3, 2017. Archived from the original on January 1, 2020. Retrieved January 1, 2020.
  34. ^ "Lil Mo Leaving Music Industry To Be A Lawyer: "I'm about to be somebody's lit a** attorney!"". October 25, 2018. Archived from the original on January 1, 2020. Retrieved January 1, 2020.
  35. ^ a b c d e Reid, Shaheem (June 27, 2001). "Lil' Mo Frightened, Suspicious After Attack". MTV News. MTV.com. Archived from the original on February 2, 2014. Retrieved May 17, 2013.
  36. ^ a b Reid, Shaheem (June 25, 2001). "Lil' Mo Recovering After Bottle Attack". MTV News. MTV.com. Archived from the original on February 2, 2014. Retrieved January 16, 2014.
  37. ^ Little Mo and Phillip Bryant Welcome a Son Archived January 25, 2009, at the Wayback Machine Celebrity Baby Blog, January 21, 2009
  38. ^ "LIL' MO IS EXPECTING – Black Celebrity Kids". Blackcelebkids.com. Archived from the original on July 15, 2012. Retrieved December 15, 2012.
  39. ^ "Lil' Mo and the Family Is on the Right Track – Black Celebrity Kids". Blackcelebkids.com. Archived from the original on July 19, 2012. Retrieved December 15, 2012.
  40. ^ "Lil' Mo Welcomes Fourth Child in Time For Fourth Album – Black Celebrity Kids". Blackcelebkids.com. Archived from the original on September 10, 2012. Retrieved December 15, 2012.
  41. ^ Rogers, Jazmine Denise (April 30, 2014). "'That's When I Knew:' Lil' Mo Says She Discovered Her Husband Cheated During One Of Their Threesomes". Archived from the original on January 1, 2020. Retrieved January 1, 2020.
  42. ^ a b Scott, Tracy (March 19, 2014). "Lil Mo planning to marry new, younger boyfriend". Sister 2 Sister. S2SMagazine.com. Archived from the original on March 20, 2014. Retrieved March 19, 2014.
  43. ^ Eskridge, Sonya (June 12, 2014). "Lil Mo talks 'Catfish'". Sister 2 Sister. S2SMagazine.com. Archived from the original on June 13, 2014. Retrieved June 12, 2014.
  44. ^ Uwumarogie, Victoria (July 17, 2018). "Lil' Mo Criticized After Making Poor Joke About Abortions, Months After Revealing Miscarriage". Archived from the original on January 1, 2020. Retrieved January 1, 2020.
  45. ^ Berger, Tia (May 18, 2019). "'We Don't Believe U': Fans Call Foul on Lil Mo's Supposed Split with Husband Karl Dargan". Archived from the original on January 1, 2020. Retrieved January 1, 2020.
  46. ^ Woods, Aleia (December 28, 2019). "Lil Mo details calling it quits with estranged husband Karl Dargan". Revolt.tv. Archived from the original on December 29, 2019. Retrieved April 3, 2020.
  47. ^ a b c d e J. Solomon, Akiba (July 2003), "The Big Picture", Vibe, 11 (7), pp. 110–111, ISSN 1070-4701
  48. ^ Perkins, Tai (December 3, 2019). "Lil Mo' Reveals She Beat Opioid Addiction + Was in an Abusive Relationship". Archived from the original on January 1, 2020.
  49. ^ "Bodied". Love and Hip-Hop New York. Season 8. Episode 3. 2017. VH1.
  50. ^ a b Reid, Shaheem (April 4, 2003). "Ja Rule Calls 50 'Loose Change,' Disses 'Feminem' And Dr. Dre". MTV News. MTV.com. Archived from the original on November 2, 2013. Retrieved January 16, 2014.
  51. ^ "For The Record: Quick News On Lil' Mo And Ja Rule, Eminem, 'American Idol,' Luther Vandross, P.O.D. & More". MTV News. MTV.com. May 9, 2003. Archived from the original on January 1, 2014. Retrieved January 16, 2014.
  52. ^ Reid, Shaheem (April 16, 2003). "Lil' Mo Wants To Drop Beef With Ja Rule And Focus On Family". MTV News. MTV.com. Archived from the original on December 26, 2013. Retrieved May 21, 2013.
  53. ^ Watkins, Greg (August 12, 2005). "Lil' Mo Filing Lawsuit Against Ja Rule, Murder Inc. & Def Jam". AllHipHop. Archived from the original on February 1, 2014. Retrieved January 16, 2014.
  54. ^ "LIL MO DOESNT HAVE A ANSWER WHY FABOLOUS WONT DO A SONG WITH HER?". Superstar Radio. YouTube. Retrieved January 16, 2014.
  55. ^ "Ja Rule Ft. Lil Mo – U & Me". HipHopLead.com. February 10, 2011. Archived from the original on February 1, 2014. Retrieved January 22, 2014.
  56. ^ "Ja Rule – U & Me (Feat. Lil' Mo) (2011)". YouTube. February 9, 2011. Archived from the original on February 17, 2014. Retrieved January 16, 2014.
  57. ^ a b Murray, Jawn (August 23, 2005). "Inside the Buzz". AOL Black Voices. AOL. Archived from the original on February 8, 2006. Retrieved January 16, 2014.
  58. ^ "Buzz Notes > Keyshia "Troll" Cole Clears The Air". Crunk + Disorderly. crunktastical.net. October 15, 2005. Archived from the original on February 3, 2014. Retrieved January 16, 2014.
  59. ^ Johnson, Jr., Billy (April 4, 2013). "Dissing Beyoncé's 'Bow Down (I Been On)' Backfires On Keyshia Cole". Hip-Hop Media Training. music.yahoo.com. Archived from the original on December 19, 2013. Retrieved January 16, 2014.
  60. ^ "Donkey of the Day: Keyshia Cole [Goes At Beyoncé] [03-19-13]". The Breakfast Club. YouTube.com. March 19, 2013. Archived from the original on December 19, 2013. Retrieved January 16, 2014.
  61. ^ "Shots Fired: Lil Mo Wants Keyshia Cole to 'Bow Down' and Stop Tweeting". HipHollywood. YouTube.com. Archived from the original on June 26, 2014. Retrieved January 16, 2014.
  62. ^ Joszor, Njai (April 4, 2013). "Keyshia Cole Responds To Lil Mo, 'Smiling Through The Bull'". Singersroom.com. Archived from the original on February 1, 2014. Retrieved January 16, 2014.
  63. ^ "Weigh In: Lil' Mo Declares She Can Sing Circles Around Keyshia Cole". ThatGrapeJuice.net. May 4, 2013. Archived from the original on February 1, 2014. Retrieved January 16, 2014.
  64. ^ Vaughn, Karen (May 29, 2013). "Lil Mo and Keyshia Cole GO AT IT on Twitter and Instagram (Pics)". 106.7 WTLC. tlcnaptown.com. Archived from the original on January 17, 2014. Retrieved January 16, 2014.
  65. ^ "2002 ASCAP R&S Awards:: Complete List of Winners". ASCAP.com. Archived from the original on February 1, 2014. Retrieved January 17, 2014.
  66. ^ "BMI Celebrates Urban Music at 2002 Awards Ceremony". BMI.com. August 6, 2002. Archived from the original on December 17, 2013. Retrieved January 17, 2014.
  67. ^ "BMI Salutes Rock 'N Roll Past and Present at 50th Annual Pop Awards". BMI.com. May 13, 2002. Archived from the original on February 1, 2014. Retrieved January 17, 2014.
  68. ^ "Broadcast Data Systems: Announcing This Month's Recipients of BDSCertified Spin Awards > November 2002", Billboard, 114 (51), p. 5, December 14, 2002, ISSN 0006-2510
  69. ^ a b "2003 ASCAP R&S Awards: Complete List of Winners". ASCAP.com. Archived from the original on February 1, 2014. Retrieved January 17, 2014.
  70. ^ "2004 ASCAP Pop Music Awards: Award Winners". ASCAP.com. Archived from the original on February 1, 2014. Retrieved January 17, 2014.

External linksEdit