Keyshia Cole added multi-tasker to her resume on Feb. 11, after the singer posted a recording of herself getting glammed up while holding her 1-year-old son Tobias Khale — shared with ex-boyfriend Niko Khale — in one arm and getting a tattoo on the other. Cole titled the 45-minute Instagram Live video “Tatt it.”
The “Love” vocalist jammed to a stream of records, including Jagged Edge’s song “Ready & Willing” as she documented the entire tattoo process at the hands of Josh Levario. Cole ultimately shared the finished product on her Instagram story, which consisted of a massive red heart with nails — shaped like a cross — piercing through it and a black anklet on her foot. She captioned the snapshot, “As you can see she’s a lil swollen. Here’s one without the shoe.”
Many fans expressed how they couldn’t get over Cole juggling multiple things at once, even if it were for a brief moment. While some cracked jokes in the comments section, others commended the mother of two.
“True definition of MOMMY MODE💪🏽.”
“If ‘I can do all things through Christ’ was a person.”
“That tattoo couldn’t wait? 😂.”
“If u only got ‘5 minutes is a person.’ “
“This is just visual representation of being a mom who actually has her kid most of the time . The show must go on . 😂.”
As many people solely focused on the clip, others mentioned the “Verzuz” battle the songstress participated in with Ashanti earlier this year. Cole faced backlash for not only being over an hour late to the Instagram Live event, but also appearing on stage with an attitude.
One wrote how “off” the 39-year-old has been since the January competition. “She ain’t been right since the Verzuz.”
Another suggested Cole’s multitasking is what made her late to the battle. “This probably the real reason why she was late to the Verzuz battle.”
An Instagram user defended the singer against the trolls who continue to drag her. “Y’all still dragging her over that damn battle, but right before that, y’all loved her. get tf over it.”
On Jan. 23, days following the battle, Cole went on Instagram live with singer and songwriter Elijah Blake and apologized to fans for her tardiness. She said, “I want to apologize for not sitting my ass in that seat because I was there and I should’ve sat down. I should’ve just sat in the seat, no matter if I felt like the visual wasn’t clear or they said my music wasn’t gonna be right or whatever it was.”