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Judge to Keyshia Cole

Are You Illiterate?!

3/26/2010 2:08 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Judge to Keyshia Cole -- Are You Illiterate?! Keyshia Cole was ripped apart by a judge in New Jersey yesterday -- a judge who called the singer's testimony "nonsensical" and then questioned her literacy.

Cole -- a platinum-selling artist -- was being sued by an event promoter who claims she blew off an appearance in 2006 after he paid her $15,000 up front.

The judge not only ruled against Cole, but she blasted the singer in her written opinion, saying Cole's testimony was "confused and at times nonsensical."

But the judge's biggest shot: Cole appeared so reluctant to read certain documents while testifying, "that it appears at times that she was not literate."

Eventually, the judge realized Cole was literate -- when Cole managed to read documents that she thought helped her case.

Ultimately, Cole was ordered to fork over nearly $160k in damages.

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16.

Lynn    

Who is this person? Never heard of her.

1589 days ago
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jessy    

Never heard of IT but then again,if it looks like trash,acts like trash,then typically it must be trash

1589 days ago
18.

Melissa    

15. @ barak obama... Funny you are commenting about her being illiterate, when you need learn how to spell, its BaraCk Obama (your President), and who are you describing that had a bone through their nose Bam Bam from the Flintstones? Lmao, fact is Africans were building Pyramids when white people were still living in caves. Oh and BTW what race makes up the majority of those on welfare?? Answer is white people. All you racist jerks need to go suck the biggest, fattest, blackest banana you can find on that tree, because you know you want too!

Posted at 2:54AM on Mar 26th 2010 by OMG

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Actually, white and black people are pretty much the same when it comes to welfare:

38.8% of White people on Welfare
39.8% of Black people on Welfare

Who cares about who has the most people on welfare? They all need to try to get off of it.

I agree that the judge could have been more tactful when she called her illiterate. If you think it matters that she was a black woman you need to go to court more. Everybody gets ripped a new one in there.

1589 days ago
19.

TT    

Who is this???? Never heard of her.

1589 days ago
20.

scout1    

You would be surprised the number of people in the U.S. that are functioning illiterates! They can pretend very well that they can read when they actually cannot. As far as her being an illiterate, if she is she probably has someone read or in her case sing things to her until she remembers it!

1589 days ago
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Boo Hoo    

@ OMG, Blacks building Pyramids? just because you have a pile of crack rocks doesn't make it a pyramid.

1589 days ago
22.

Fred    


29. @ OMG, Blacks building Pyramids? just because you have a pile of crack rocks doesn't make it a pyramid.

Posted at 9:59AM on Mar 26th 2010 by monkey see monkey do


Anyone dumb enough to dismiss an achievement like the ancient pyramids has very likely:

a) Never achieved anything in life themselves
b) Probably couldn't connect two Lego blocks together even if they had full-color instructions and a tube of Crazy Glue.

1589 days ago
23.

Aaron    

Wiff a nam lik Keyshia does u xpekt anyting but illiterate?

1589 days ago
24.

jessy    

I spent a week in newark new jersey a few years ago and it was the worst week of my life..the people were nasty nasty nasty and stupid stupid stupid,,,NEW JERSEY IS THE WORST OF THE WORST SO I EXPECT NOTHING BETTER OF THIS HOE..NO MANNERS,CANT READ,CHIP ON HER SHOLDER,,,,THINKS THE WORLD OWES HER SOMETHING..
was u talkin bout judge,,i's can read my welfare check..
that pyramids joke has to be one of the best I have ever seen pyramid of crack heh heh,,they built pyramids becuase the man was putting the whip to them..only way you can get them to work

1589 days ago
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too bad it wasnt a bullet    

who is this loser...never heard of her! Maybe thats a good thing since I dont associate with stupis people and a judge certified that she is stupid....how embarassing!

1589 days ago
26.

Capri    

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1589 days ago
27.

tiger'smomaphonytoo    

The reason more whites are on welfare is because they are the MAJORITY of the population, you moron!

That's why minorities are minorities, you moron!

1589 days ago
28.

Fred    

that pyramids joke has to be one of the best I have ever seen pyramid of crack heh heh,,they built pyramids becuase the man was putting the whip to them..only way you can get them to work

Posted at 11:23AM on Mar 26th 2010 by call me sir


Really, one of the best jokes you've ever seen? Well, you're definitely the type to patronize my new movie. It's called "As The Paint Dries". It's custom tailored to your intelligence level. We have red paint, yellow paint, green paint, and in the mother of all plot twists, we wrap up the movie with a shiny coat of high gloss blue after using flat paint for hours. It would be riveting for ya!

1589 days ago
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jessy    

that pyramids joke has to be one of the best I have ever seen pyramid of crack heh heh,,they built pyramids becuase the man was putting the whip to them..only way you can get them to work

Posted at 11:23AM on Mar 26th 2010 by call me sir


Really, one of the best jokes you've ever seen? Well, you're definitely the type to patronize my new movie. It's called "As The Paint Dries". It's custom tailored to your intelligence level. We have red paint, yellow paint, green paint, and in the mother of all plot twists, we wrap up the movie with a shiny coat of high gloss blue after using flat paint for hours. It would be riveting for ya!


Posted at 12:30PM on Mar 26th 2010 by Call me Mr. Tibbs

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I would call you mr. Dumb.At least be funny,but then again,all the paint your huffin you must think its funny.If you can think,now get back to work at the Burger King drive thru,your making real working people wait while you play on the internet



1589 days ago
30.

heatherette    

@ sir to you... It is apparent that you had a rough childhood. I detect some sort of neglect or abuse. You wouldn't have so much hatred in you if this weren't true. It's obvious that you reek of low self-esteem. Otherwise, you wouldn't be so judgemental and evil to others to try to make yourself look good. SMH.

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