Keri Hilson Talks New Music & Brags About Her Bad Girl Ways
By: Taren Vaughan
Keri Hilson decided to switch things up a bit a few years ago, showing that she was not only a songwriter but had what it took to start up a solo career, releasing her debut album In A Perfect World back in 2009. Her album soared to the top of the charts and featured collaborations with big names in the industry. And as a newcomer to the artist side of things, Keri managed to gained a lot of fans and enemies at the same time as she was caught throwing shade at a fellow Atlanta artist and a singer who has fans who set out to slaughter anyone who even thinks about coming out of their mouth’s wrong about her. Nonetheless, Keri kept pressing forward and went on to release another solo album No Boys Allowed. Aside from her rumored romances , her mistaken tweets that have gotten her named dragged through the mud, and modeling gigs, it’s been awhile since Keri Hilson has made headlines for her music. However, Keri has continued to put on shows for her fans. And though she hasn’t dropped an album in a minute, Keri says that that is about to change as the singer-songwriter confirmed that she is heading back to the studio to work on some new music. In an interview that she gave on the Red Carpet for VH1 Divas, Keri revealed some tidbits about what her fans should expect from her this time around. And says that they should be on the look out for a new sound from her as she has gone through a lot of changes from when she first started out:
“There’s a bit of transition in my sound now. I mean, I’ve done some growing personally, spiritually, professionally, business-wise, all the way around. You’ll hear some growth. So I’m really excited about what I’m doing, still working with Timbaland, still working with Polow…”
When she was asked about whether or not ‘Bad Girl Keri’ would show up again, Keri says that side of her isn’t going anywhere, admitting that she is a handful for publicists to deal with since she rarely holds her tongue for anyone:
“You’re gonna get ‘Bad Girl Keri’ just because I’m already a PR nightmare. So I mean, I’m gonna say what the f*ck is on my mind. And that’s where you get the ‘Bad Girl Keri’.”
And as far as what her songs will be about, Keri says she is drawing some inspiration from her past relationships with her “boos”.
Keri Hilson brought in big numbers with her first album And didn’t see nearly the same success with the second one, where ‘Bad Girl Keri’ was introduced. Yet it seems she is set on rolling with the bad girl thing on this new one that she is working on, for now at least.