Despite mass dissension on Keri Hilson’s latest video, “The Way You Love Me,” directed by acclaimed choreographer, Laurieann Gibson, the 27-year-old singer stands by her video and sexually explicit lyrics. Hilson sat down with gossip blogger Perez Hilton, and she has no regrets.
The video premiered last week to a string of Web criticism. Hilson is seen wide-leg throttle in a barely there ensemble with steamy moves. Many viewers expressed confusion wondering how the singer could go from her inspirational homage of iconic Black female entertainers in her “Pretty Girl Rock” video, to what many consider a raunchy effort.
One CLUTCH commenter says, “Is she saying what I think she is saying?!???!!!!! WTH!!!! I do not like this, I always liked Keri for her confidence and her Pretty Girl Rock song was a nice anthem for confidence, but now I am just disappointed!!”
But Keri Hilson doesn’t flinch. The ATL-native has this to say to her critics who think she’s intentionally creating controversy to sell records in a recent interview with Perez Hilton. “I can’t allow other people to dictate or the media to dictate what I can or can’t do.” Hilson says TLC, Josephine Baker, Madonna, and Janet Jackson didn’t do that. The singer argues, “We can’t approach art from a fear perspective.”
Hilson takes it a step further defending her lyrics that read, “I can take that ship boy, switch up your position/Yea you do it hard baby like you on a mission/Now I do it Superman – Love, or addiction/Baby you can count down, renew your prescription . . . Love me, love me – it’s the way you love me/Touch me, touch me – it’s the way you touch me/F*ck me, f*ck me – it’s the way you f*ck me.”
“I don’t want to be held and caressed every time, sometimes I want to be f*cked. You want it good sometimes,” says Hilson standing by her lyrics. The “No Boys Allowed” starlet says she’s a freak and that she’s not here to paint herself perfect.
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