Magazine CovHER: Keri Hilson Rolling Out
Ms. Keri Baby, best known for being behind the music scene, but came to the forefront with her own album. Although she hasn’t put out any music since No Boys Allowed back in 2010, she’s still been holding down her spot in the limelight.
Keri, who is dating Serge Ibaka, has recently taken her musical talents to acting.
Inside, Ms. Keri Baby dished on art, love, generosity and her role in the new movie Almost Christmas.
Peep excerpts from the Rolling Out interview below:
On when she realized she wanted to sing:
I remember many moments that were confirmations. One would be a family gathering where I was asked to sing. I was just three years old and when I looked up, everyone was interested in hearing this little girl sing. I am the smallest in the room and wondering why does everyone care about me singing?
Another time was on the school bus; we would sing. There were some good voices, but they wanted lessons from me. I remember questioning, am I that much better than you?
There were moments. And of course, talent shows in Atlanta where I grew up. There were a whole lot of talent shows and I entered every one I heard about. I had success at quite a few of them.
While young, I knew exactly what I wanted to do and what made me happiest. And that I was good at it.
On knowing what to put out about her personal life:
Yes, with relationships. I am here to talk about music and do music. I am not here to talk about what happens behind closed doors. That has become such a huge part of our interviews and what society wants to know about you … beyond the music. It feels really invasive. I will make different decisions in future relationships. When you put things on Front Street, it opens the door for opinions. It opens the door for wolves to attack. I certainly have been placed in that position where things have been written about me as it pertains to relationships that are so far from the truth. To me, that’s a personal attack. You can talk about my music all day, but when it comes to making up things and a character attack, I don’t take them well. It makes me want to be completely mysterious. You can’t really stop it though. It’s the climate we’re in.
On the most fulfilling part of her career:
Being able to bless people. Sometimes it’s a picture or as simple or easy as a return smile, or the first to smile. I love to give. I love giving to my family, blessing my mother and father, sisters and brothers, my cousins and aunts. And to those truly in need. I am able to lend my time, my voice, my person … shedding all the heels, the purses, the glamour and speak to them, one on one.
Catch the full interview over at RollingOut.com.
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