I understand that competition in the R&B game is pretty fierce, but there’s just something weird about throwing such obvious shade at another chick in the game–and Keri Hilson did that while on the red carpet at the Soul Train Awards recently.
In the past, Miss Keri Baby has been known to let other singers in the game know (indirectly) that they aren’t real competition. Back in ’09 on the remix to her hit single “Turnin’ Me On,” everyone was saying Hilson allegedly threw subliminal jabs at both Beyoncé and Ciara. Lyrics included the following:
“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”
AND the icing on the cake, some say was for Ci-Ci, who Hilson has penned songs for in the past, came out like this: “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.”
After people took sides and people kept asking the ladies if they had beef, Hilson and Ciara did manage to put on a united front, appearing together on Ustream together to talk about how everything was all good. And while it may be all good between them, Hilson still seems to have some issues with “King B.” While on the red carpet at the Soul Train Awards, she was asked by Juicy magazine to hold one of their issues and do a “drop” for the publication (“This is ____ with Juicy magazine!). But when she saw Beyoncé and Jay-Z on the cover, she had a major change of heart. Not only did she ask “Who is that?” but when she found out who it was, she replied, “No, I’m sorry, I can’t do that.” After that exchange, she seemed pretty pissed off at the interviewer and cut her the death face.
I’m not sure what the problem is or where the drama lies, but Hilson’s behavior wasn’t very cute, and she’s too cute for that! Especially since it wasn’t about liking or promoting Beyoncé, but about helping out the magazine. But what do you think? Was she dissing her or is this whole thing being blown out of proportion? Let us know!
Check out the video of the exchange with Juicy magazine below: