Remember over a year ago — yeah we’re still holding on to it — when Keri Hilson was doing an interview with Juicy magazine on the red carpet at the Soul Train Awards and the mag asked her to hold up an issue with Beyonce on the cover and she said, “No, I can’t do that. I’m sorry”? Well, that little move was just icing on the cake that was already supposedly baking between the two who were said to have major beef as a result of some lyrics Miss Keri Baby penned back in 2009. Word was she took shots not only at Bey, but also Ciara, with lyrics like:
“Your vision cloudy if you think that you da best/You can dance/she can sing/but need to move it to the left… She need to go have some babies/she need to sit down she fake/them other chicks ain’t even worth talkin’ bout”
“Go head tell these folks how long I been writing your songs/I been putting you on/check the credits hoe!…If you want me you can find me in Decatur hoe.”
Sounds pretty specific, right? Well not if you’re Keri Hilson and looking to do damage control.
Recently Hip Hollywood caught up with the singer at a Gillette event in LA and when they asked her what’s up with all the beefin’ she said this:
“I don’t have a beef with any female artist. I think its just interesting that we live in such a gullible world. Anything that’s written, anything that is posted, and a picture that is interpreted one way, is truth. It’s like Bible now. You can Photoshop something, put it out and everyone believes it. I’m human and it is hurtful. It’s not okay to make up something about someone in their personal lives especially. Professionally, fine. Scrutinize me all you want, I know I can’t please everyone. But, personally let’s just leave it alone, it’s going too far.”
I wonder if what’s hurt is her career, as many speculated Keri’s super quick rise to fame and equally rapid demise was a result of her being blackballed by the powers that Bey, if you know what I mean. It also could’ve been that way over the top “Way You Love Me” music video. Then again, maybe she’s just happy going back behind the scenes to pen those songs she’s talking about. Just hope whoever buys them credits her this time around, lest they end up in another lyric.
Do you think Keri Hilson’s backtracking on her shade throwing or is her supposed beef all fabricated?