I think we can all agree that when it comes to black women and the music industry, there are probably less than a handful that get their fair shine and respect without people acting as though they’re wannabes or trying to steal someone’s shine. While a Beyoncé, or Rihanna can have their stans and all their notoriety without people hounding stories about them with shade, other talented singers get treated like the busted stepchildren from the moment their name is mentioned, for instance, a Ciara, an Ashanti, and a Keri Hilson.
Hilson has been the butt of many jokes and spitfire negative comments over the last few years, even when she’s just doing her. And it seems that she’s finally found herself at the end of her rope with the haters, and decided to lash back at them on her Twitter page. Per the usual, read from the BOTTOM on up.
Hilson is most likely coming for the stans of other singers who she has had some diva moments with since she’s stepped out of the shadows of being a songwriter and into the spotlight as a singer. There was the remix to “Turnin’ Me On” that people thought was a shot at Ciara and Bey, and the whole Juicy Mag drama at the 2011 Soul Train Music Awards, as well as a slight diss to the music of pop singer Ke$ha (aye, but that girl’s music is a mess though). All in all, it hasn’t given Hilson the cleanest reputation in the industry, and she’s been low key pegged as a drama queen. But why people attack her at every turn for everything? No real explanation for that. But sadly, this is the new part of being a celebrity nowadays and how things go with the expansion of social media and everybody jumping big and bad behind their laptops and computer monitors. But it’s refreshing to see celebs check people from time to time, and do so not on a negative level, because some folks know they need and deserve it.