5 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Keke Wyatt
May 12, 2022 at 12:27 pm
Ke’Tara Shavon Wyatt — known as Keke Wyatt — is a singer and songwriter with a robust, resounding voice. Her musical talent helped boost her career at a young age. She recently announced that she’s expecting her 11th baby with her husband, Zackariah Darring.
Her pregnancy announcements often make headlines but the star is also known for being a reality tv personality.
She revealed that her 11th baby was diagnosed with a genetic disorder called trisomy 13.
After sharing the news with fans, many took to social media to voice their anger, calling for the expectant mother to “stop having kids.” Wyatt fired back in an Instagram post, telling her critics that she plans to continue living how she wants to despite their comments.
Let’s take a look at some fun facts you probably didn’t know about Keke Wyatt:
1. She Admits To Receiving Cosmetic Enhancements
The singer admitted to receiving cosmetic enhancements on social media. In an Instagram post, Wyatt introduced her surgeon, Dr. Curves, noting that they would be returning on Instagram Live to speak to fans. Dr. Curves is a well-known surgeon who’s worked with other celebrities such as social media influencer Jayda Cheaves.
She also shared a picture of her posing as she sat in the surgeon’s office.
2. She Advocates For Domestic Abuse Victims
Keke Wyatt is open about her experiences growing up in a household where domestic violence occurred. Having grown up witnessing it as a young girl, she was devastated when it happened to her. In an interview with Essence, she vows to not allow the same to happen to her daughters “by having them in an environment that isn’t like that.” She later adds, “I did all I could to make sure my current husband Mike isn’t like that.”
Wyatt is passionate about using her voice to condemn domestic violence. She acted as spokesperson for the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence. She was also spokesperson for the Saving Our Daughters organization’s “YELL Confidence” initiative, co-founded by actress and singer Keke Palmer. As a domestic abuse survivor, she hopes that her experience can help others who are in similar situations.
3. She Recorded Her First Song At The Age Of 10
Keke Wyatt is undoubtedly a talented singer. Ever since she was a little girl, she loved to sing in the church and only grew from there.
When she was 10 years old, she recorded her first song entitled “What If” as part of a gospel album. Her soulful voice grabbed the attention of many industry professionals, including producer Steven Huff, who went on to produce her demos.
Her determination eventually led her to record her debut solo album, Soul Sista, which ranked number 33 on the Billboard 200 chart. The album went platinum, selling over one million copies.
4. Critics Pressured Her To Move Away From Her Old Neighborhood
Keke Wyatt made headlines following an altercation in which she admits to stabbing her then-husband, who she alleged was abusive.
In her interview with Essence, she shares that returning to her neighborhood was difficult. “When everything happened, I moved immediately. There were helicopters over my house, people stealing stuff out of the yard….” she said. She reveals that people would approach her in public to ask her questions about the incident.
For her and her children’s peace of mind, she moved to a new area where her neighbors aren’t privy to her life behind-the-scenes.
“Where I live now, a lot of people in my community don’t know my business.” she says, “They know who I am, but they don’t dig deep. “
5. She Co-Wrote A Major Song Without Credit
Keke Wyatt talks about the time when she wrote part of a hit song as a teenager but wasn’t given credit for it. In her interview with Essence, she shares that she was taken advantage of because she was so young. “I wrote the majority of one hit song. Of course, I didn’t get the credit for it because I was a little girl, but it’s cool,” she reveals, later adding that she recalls crying about it to her parents.
The experience taught her a lot about the industry at a young age. Now, she can look back and see that it was a lesson in perseverance that helped her build upon her self-esteem. She tells the interviewer, “Because I’m not the little girl that they stole from, I’m Keke Wyatt and I have people wanting to talk to me and know about my life and that’s hot.”