Keyshia Cole just called out interviewer Wanda Smith on a blatantly sexist question about her ability to be "wifey material" while maintaining her career. Keyisha took no shit.
Wanda: Do you feel like you were wifey material?
Keyshia: You know what? Y’all really f-ckin’ with my sh-t right now. I got some other sh-t going on. What y’all wanna talk about? Tell me now.
Wanda: You were so busy, you had your career popping off and you you were doing your thing. Then you had to phase out and start doing the wifey things, the cooking, taking care of the kids. Were you really ready for that or were you still trying to do your music thing?
Keyshia: So you trying to insinuate that I was one-dimensional?
Wanda: Don’t take it like that, I’m just asking because I know at a time in my life, I had to pull back my career and… like with Monica! Right now, she’s a little quiet and doing her thing.
Keyshia: Listen! Monica I’m sure is doing her thing. This isn’t ain’t no first rodeo for Monica. She’s been through the ringer, this, that and the other. But at the end of the day, we can handle all that! It’s a point of a man taking care of his business. Straight up on that. We good! We handle our sh-t. We do what we do! Period! I don’t know what to tell you about that.
You go Keyshia! Women are constantly being challenged on their ability to "balance" career and home life. Aside from being an incredibly invasive line of questioning, there's an obvious double-standard-- when was the last time you heard a successful man being questioned about whether or not he was truly "husband material" if he had to focus on his career? Black women historically have had their ability to be "wifey material" questioned, so we can take Smith's comments for the micro-aggressions they are.