Keyshia Myesha Cole is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, business woman, and television personality. She was born in Oakland, California. Her career began when she met MC Hammer at the age of 12, and later met rapper Tupac Shakur. At the age of 18, she moved to Los Angeles and was later introduced to A&M Records. She released her debut album, The Way It Is, which spawned five singles: "Never", "I Changed My Mind", " To Be Over", "I Should Have Cheated", and "Love".