Back in 2008, times were different. Social media wasn’t the powerful force it is today. MySpace was all the rave. Lionel B from the popular YouTube channel the Lionel B Show owned an urban publication back then called 50Fifty Magazine. It was circulated everywhere and Blackmen’s Magazine also took notice of Lionel B’s well put together brand and wanted to partner.
It was a small company with huge content and so many other magazines created startups soon after. Keyshia Ka’oir entrepreneur and Gucci Mane’s wife made her debut in 50Fifty Magazine. She reached out to Lionel B after appearing in Drake and Timbaland’s Say Something video with interest of being featured. At the time Guwop’s wife was fairly unknown but Lionel B took a great chance on her, and he definitely a visionary when he selected her and flew her out to Tampa for a photo shoot. “She had that natural glow and star quality, and people just gravitated to her” said Lionel B.
Keyshia looked sort of different back then, noticeably larger in her frame, unlike the shape that she has now. Her budding confidence lead her to doing more risqué features in other publications such as XXL later on. “I‘m proud to see Keyshia Ka’oir doing well and becoming the star I knew she would be” says the YouTube celebrity Lionel B. Her controversial rap star husband Gucci Mane was recently in the news for an altercation he had with an alleged snitch.