Keri Hilson is shooting down rumors that she is taking shots at Ciara or Beyoncé on her remix to “Turnin’ Me On.”
The leaked remix to Keri’s chart-topping single features the lyrics, “Your vision cloudy if you think that you the best/ You can dance, she can sing, but need to move it to the left/ She need to go have some babies/ She need to sit down, she fake … Go head and tell these folks how long I’ve been writing your songs/ I been putting you on/ Just check the credits, ho, and if you want me, you can find me in Decatur, ho.”
Immediately, blogs started speculating that Keri was dissing Beyoncé or Ciara. The singer-songwriter called in to Atlanta radio station V103 to put the rumors to rest, while Ciara and Polow Da Don were in-studio.
“I just want to tell Ciara it’s not about you,” said the “Like a Boy” songwriter. “People are just reading way too far into it. People take things and make it what they want it to be. It wasn’t taking shots at nobody.”
Ciara calmly responded, “Cool… I guess everybody is here to listen to what Keri said and I take it for that. From my end, it’s always been nothing but love for you. I was very happy for you to get where you are.”
Hilson returned the love. “I know that’s sincere. It is the same coming from me when I tell you that I’m proud of you. I’ve always meant that and I always do mean that. I’ve watched it from ground zero with you.”
“I’m not jealous of anybody’s career,” added Keri. “We are all like the same thing. Keyshia’s on my album. I’ve worked with Ciara many times. I’m a fan of Beyoncé’s.”
Then who is the song about? “It’s anybody that ever tried to take me down and didn’t want to see me succeed,” explained Ms. Keri. “I’m not gonna call their names because I feel I’ve addressed it.”
Listen to the full interview below.