The rumored feud between Keri Hilson and Beyonce (or, at the very least, the rumored jealousy of Keri Hilson towards Beyonce) has been on-going for years. It’s at least been sifting through the world of music since 2009, when Keri dropped the “Turnin’ Me On” remix that many felt dissed Beyonce (and Ciara) with its lyrics.
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Here’s a sampling of what Keri said on that track:
I ain’t tryin’ to start some mess/There’s just somethin’ on my chest that I need to get off/Cause you turnin’ me off/Your vision cloudy if you think that you’re the best/You can dance she can sing but she need to move it to the…(don’t do it em)/She need to go have some babies/She needs to sit down, she fake
Keri has been asked about the lyrics several times since then, and has denied (for the most part) that the “Turnin’ Me On” remix was a Beyonce diss record.
So let’s fast forward to the Soul Train Awards 2011, where on the red carpet, Keri Hilson was asked to hold up the latest copy of Juicy magazine to promote their publication (something Juicy asked several other celebrities to do, which they obliged).
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Keri first seems willing to play along, asking the Juicy reporter, “Yeah, who’s that?,” in regards to the magazine cover girl.
The cover girl is, of course, Beyonce.
“No, I can’t do that — I’m sorry,” Hilson tells the reporter, pushing the magazine away.
Elaborate setup by Juicy to get Keri upset? Or does Keri really have ill will towards Beyonce?
In fairness to Keri, she was asked to comment on Beyonce’s pregnancy in August (which you can watch to your left), and Hilson had nothing but good things to say. She said Beyonce and Jay-Z did it the right way (marriage first, children second), and were a shining example of black love for young people.
To the left, watch these three videos: Keri’s comments about Beyonce at the Soul Train Awards;Keri’s interview with Hard Knock TV about the alleged Beyonce diss record; and Keri answering questions about Beyonce’s pregnancy.
And judge for yourself.
**6:30 pm EST Update**: Along with the videos concerning Keri Hilson’s beef with Beyonce, you can also watch several musical performances and acceptance speeches from Sunday’s Soul Train Awards.
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