R&B starlets Ciara and Keri Hilson took to UStream to publicly denounce any claims of beef. Over the years the singers have allegedly experienced backstage fights, and were even rumored to have been strategically seated at a distance during award ceremonies.
Ciara and Keri Hilson’s beef seemed to have been proven after the artists released supposed diss records. Keri Hilson’s remixed version of “Turn Me On” and Ciara’s 16-bar on “You Got Me” appeared to be direct shots at each other. Industry insiders were convinced that the ladies were bonafide enemies.
Industry beef among R&B divas is nothing new. Rumored cat fights among legendary performers like Diana Ross versus Patti LaBelle rocked the 80s. The legend goes that the divas exchanged words when Ross claimed LaBelle was purposely trying to upstage her by singing louder at the iconic “Motown 25” anniversary show.
But arguably the most notorious singer beef is between mega R&B giants Whitney Houston and Mariah Carey. The two were pit against each other by the media so much that it prompted the artists to squash the faux beef publicly at the 1998 MTV “Video Music Awards.” Houston and Carey made light of the situation by appearing live on stage donning the same gown. The record-breaking artists sealed the deal by recording the duet, “When You Believe,” in 1998.
Ciara and Keri Hilson’s joint video stating their beef has ended or never existed at all demonstrates a positive and sisterly example of industry camaraderie. Maybe they should record a duet like Brandy and Monica, yes?
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