R&B singer Keri Hilson has rated a selection of male artists, ranging from rap heavyweights such as 50 Cent, Kanye West & Lil Wayne, to burgeoning stars like Trey Songz & Drake, and more.
Speaking with radio host Funkmaster Flex, Hilson scores each artist on a scale from 1 to 10.
“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)
Earlier this year, Nicki Minaj gave her opinion on the bodies of 50 Cent and Trey Songz.
“Usher, I always liked his, you know, [body] and he’s a great dancer,” Nicki told rap personality Funkmaster Flex. “[laughs] Robin [Thicke] is a very sexy appealing man, whenever I see him, he looks like a doll. [Trey Songz has] a body to die for. If I’m being honest, I’ve never been into the real sexy dude, the dude that do sexy faces and stuff, I don’t even like when girls do that. 50’s cut. [laughs] 50’s cut. 50’s also, big cut. Kanye’s cockyness makes him a ten. That’s the same with 50 too. They’re so over-the-topconfident.” (“Full Throttle”)
From the male perspective, Funkmaster Flex talked with Waka Flocka Flame to get his opinion on a few female artists last September.
“[Christina Millian], even though my boy went in, apologized, I’m sorry, she’s turned up though, for real, she get a 10,” Waka told radio host Funkmaster Flex. “[Rosci from ‘106 & Park,’] 10. Sexy, turned up too. 10, all hours. Real talk. [Kat Stacks,] man, I’d jump off a 100 foot roof before her man. That’s 0. Negative a million. [Lil Kim], that’s just like a little kid’s favorite, a little young shorty from the ghetto. You know shorty got a 10 around here. I don’t care about nothing. [Kim, Khloe, Kourtney, Kardashian sisters], I don’t know man, one of them’s ugly. Real talk. I ain’t even lying. [Amber Rose,] she might wanna cut my hair, she’s so fine. Good night, shout-out to my man Kanye [West] too. She’s an eight. [Rihanna], she’s about a five. That ain’t my type. [Kelly Rowland], I don’t know, she fine man. She about nine and a half, she’ll get the other half when I see her again. She turned up. [Gabrelle Union], sorry [Dwayne] Wade, she’s turned up. She is fine. What’s happening? 10. [Snooki?] Who the h*ll is that? That sounds like a zero.” (Hot 97)
Last winter, Banks compared lady celebs Rihanna, Alicia Keys, Halle Berry and Jessica Alba to cars.
“[Rihanna,] that’s a tough one. I’ll say a Benz ’cause she got some long a** legs. I’m in that 6.3, too, and my sh*t is like… Yeah, I’ll say she’s a Benz,” Banks said in an interview. “Halle Berry? Out of a Beamer, Benz or Bentley I’d have to say she’s a Bugatti. I don’t have one of those yet… Jessica Alba is beautiful, man. She’s kinda petite, small. I’ll say she’s a Beamer. I’d whip that around nice…You know it’s funny, Alicia Keys is like, we kinda close in age, but from the very beginning her music has always been, it reached an older audience as well. So she gotta be like a Phantom or something. I feel like one day, if not already, she’s gonna be respected like the artists she respected coming up.” (XXL Mag)