Apparently, the “Let It Go” singer reached out to the wide receiver first, and then the pair started dating in private. They had collaborated on the song “Don’t Leave,” a single on his recently released album, “Paradigm.”
Their private affair became public recently when Brown discussed the singer on Instagram, saying: “You Ain’t Pimpin Until You Hit An RnB Diva. #FreeAgent #KeepPimpin.”
Naturally, Cole was offended by the statement and responded.
“It was a little harsh,” Cole said on Instagram Live. “Maybe he doesn’t know that it was a little harsh for him to say that. Even me speaking to him, he was like, ‘Do you want me to change the caption?’ And I was like no, I don’t want you to change the caption.”
Keyshia Cole responds to Antonio Brown dating rumors 👀 https://t.co/1QbBVIIUOv
— Complex Music (@ComplexMusic) May 17, 2022
Cole apparently posted then deleted another message talking about Brown.
“Yea I was big trippin..smh I see it now. I have a 12-year-old. Like that type disrespect for what.. Nothing is worth that level of disrespect, especially when u don’t deserve it. Had so much love, respect and admiration fa you. Guess that wasn’t mutual.”
She has also apologized to Brown.
Antonio Brown came through with a post of Keyshia Cole’s tatt and a message! And Keyshia dropped by our Insta-comments with a response! 👀 pic.twitter.com/3pRKnlAVlq
— TheShadeRoom (@TheShadeRoom) May 15, 2022
The former NFL star, on the other hand, was far less forgiving saying on Instagram Live:
“I’m a player man.” “We don’t want you Keyshia…I don’t go back. I go forward.”
Antonio Brown goes on IG Live & reacts to Keyshia Cole’s latest comments pic.twitter.com/EdkaW5BLXW
— theJasmineBRAND (@thejasminebrand) May 18, 2022
Whatever that was going on between the two appears to be over now and Brown, at least, wants no part of Cole moving forward.