Keyshia Cole stars as herself in the biopic This is My Story, airing as part of Lifetime's celebration of Black Music Month. In the recently released trailer, she explains the inspiration behind the forthcoming film.
"As a young girl, I survived so many different situations," Keyshia said, before the clip shows scenes from the biopic, which include her getting kicked out of her home. She's eventually encouraged to "get your own money" and makes a way, though she battles with keeping her mother off drugs.
"After my mom passed, I wanted to do something to show my love," explained Keyshia, who also serves as an executive producer of the biopic. "There was so many different emotions. As a woman, you gotta be strong."
"I always wanted to make a movie about my life," she continued. "This movie tells my story."
Keyshia Cole: This Is My Story premieres June 24 and will chronicle “early days in Oakland honing her musical talents to her rise to a multi-platinum selling recording artist and television personality, to her complicated yet warmhearted relationship” with her mom, Frankie Lons, who passed away in July 2021.
The biopic will also feature a new song by Keyshia, who makes her acting debut in the film.
“This is a story of a daughter’s love for her mother and although my heart remains broken from her untimely passing I am honored to be sharing it with the world,” she says. “Playing the role of myself was a unique opportunity to re-live special moments in my life that also gave me the chance to process her loss in ways I did not expect. I miss her every day and even though she is not here, her presence was felt throughout this film. Mom, I love you.”