R&B singer Keri Hilson has opened up about being single and the difficulties she encounters when it comes to finding the right partner in a relationship.
Speaking with fellow singer Cee-Lo Green for a VH1 special, Hilson also explained what issues she would not want to tolerate in a relationship.
“Every person has one,” says the “Pretty Girl Rock” singer, who is currently on the dating scene. “My breaking point… I mean, there are many. We, as women, are such hopeless romantics, and I know I’m one of them and I tolerate a bit more than I should just wanting to make a relationship work. Just wanting to be held at night. Wanting to be on dates and be a woman, you know? … If we’re in a committed relationship, not only do you step out and cheat, you had unprotected sex and had a baby out of the situation. That is like the ultimate. ‘OK, you cheated? Maybe we can work it out.’ … So a child is born of this side relationship you had, and I just probably could not do that.” (Rap-Up)
Last month, Hilson gave a rating from 1 to 10 of artists like 50 Cent, Kanye West, Lil Wayne, Usher and Drake based on their looks.
“Trey [Songz], 1 to 10, I’m thinking, I want to be fair,” Hilson told Funkmaster Flex. “I like Trey, he looks good, sex appeal, on point, give him like, a seven. That’s a good number for girls…I might give him a seven, eight. I like Trey, he’s creeping on up — J. Cole, he’s talented –are all these guys on here high yellow because I like chocolate. He’s not my type. He’s tall, give him like a five, six. Usher is definitely up there. I would give Usher like a nine. I’m thinking…Kanye [West], the creativity puts him so far up, is he taller than me? I think a lot of girls would rate him pretty high. I would give him a nine. John Legend, he seems like a man — I would give John Legend a seven. 50 [Cent], not my type. I’m gonna start off with he’s not my type. He’s a five. My type is chocolate, tall, some sort of athleticism. Drake, high yellow one. He’s very sensitive. It’s hard to rate him, I think I might hurt his feelings if I say something about…That’s why ladies ‘eff’ with him so much. He seems very in touch with himself — one to ten, probably a six. Lil Wayne, I love Wayne, he’s very creative. He does have a lot of kids — I don’t know if I could deal with that. It seems like one big happy family, he’s such a rock star…Wayne is up there. He’s like a seven.” (Hot 97)
Recently, Hilson has received criticism over her new music video, “The Way You Love Me.”
The video for “The Way You Love Me” opens with singers JoJo, Faith Evans, Dawn from Dirty Money and Hilson talking amongst an arsenal of guns. The acting is offensive enough, but Hilson (who was last seen atop a pink castle float in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade) soon sheds her clothes. Sweating and gyrating all over the place, Hilson thrusts her pelvis into the camera enough times that you could give her a Pap smear. (Examiner)
Following its release, singer Raheem DeVaughn defended Hilson’s expression of art.
“I haven’t seen her video yet, but I’ve seen some of the comments. Someone created a blog page on just me and her. They had our pictures up like mug shots like how does this dude go from ‘Customer’ to this? Easy. It’s art man, don’t take it so seriously. I’m a fan of Keri. Unfortunately for women though, if they decide to be promiscuous they’re going to get a bad rap. It is what it is. We all know that. But hopefully it was her decision. If she’s cool with it, I’m cool with it.” (VIBE)
Check out Keri Hilson’s “The Way You Love Me” below: