Keri Hilson Talks Giving Back, New Movie Role on CNN

Keri Hilson

Keri Hilson has been keeping a low profile lately, but the Atlanta songstress stopped by CNN’s ATL studios on Tuesday for a good cause. She appeared alongside a 12-year-old student to encourage youth to do something for their community during the summer as part of DoSomething.org and Bing’s “Summer of Doing” campaign.

The “Pretty Girl Rock” singer credits her mother for instilling charitable values in her. “My mother was very integral in making sure that we understood the importance of giving back in our community,” said Keri, who will dedicate her time to help renovate Osborne High School on Wednesday. “In Decatur, we would feed the homeless many, many, many Saturdays. We had to wake up during the ungodly hours and pack their lunches in brown paper bags.”

Giving back has been a reward in itself. “It gives your life a purpose and you may not realize that when you’re young, but it really does give you a sense of appreciation, a humbleness that you wouldn’t get if you weren’t being so selfless,” she explained.

In addition to working on her third album, Keri will be heading to the big screen in the sequel to The Chronicles of Riddick, a sci-fi movie starring Vin Diesel.



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37 Comments

  1. Music Lover

    Keri hair is pretty. It looks better this way.

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    MinajRules2012 Reply:

    @Music Lover, Yes, but wheres the Music? She will FLOP again just like her first two albums. She’s irrelevant to this industry. Well, maybe she should just stay behind the scenes. Sad because she’s light skin and she should be making it. But, the talent isn’t there.

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    Black Barbie Reply:

    @MinajRules2012,
    Wow.. i thought all Minaj fans just hated on Kim.. but y’all hate on ANY female that is better looking,relevant and way more TALENTED than that ugly rat looking chick Sicki Garbaj !
    go get her album to platinum ! dont worry bout Keri

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    Real Talk Reply:

    @MinajRules2012, Keri’s first album didnt flop it went Gold. and why the fuk are you out your cage again?

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    MinajRules2012 Reply:

    @Real Talk, Her first album went gold? Umm it barely sold 400,000. LA Reid felt sorry for her.

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    ROMANHOLIDAY Reply:

    @MinajRules2012, But Nicki has yet to go gold on this album after 2 months and a world tour almost 5 singles out and not one number one *sips tea*

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    hahamm Reply:

    @ROMANHOLIDAY, I don’t care for that manajrules person. But the true tea is the fact you names your rapup name after 1 of nicki’s songs sis

    Real Talk Reply:

    @MinajRules2012, Naw it sold over 500,000 copies. sit down!!!

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  2. Redchainsaw

    Keri looks very beautiful here

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  3. Black Barbie

    Wow.. Ciara’s doing a film.. now Keri is..
    I hope Keri gets a BIG PART because Ciara wasnt even in Thats My Boy for that long..and i was only checking for it because Ciara was in it

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  4. lies

    Giving back to WHO???? Cause not one person gave a DAMN to her.

    twitter.com/thebestdressed

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  5. Sharp Tongue

    Congrats Ciara on your new album and this acting role go head girl shoot for the #Flop.

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  6. MinajRules2012

    Hang it up FLATscreen! You’re done chile!

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    Black Barbie Reply:

    @MinajRules2012,
    Hang your LIFE up FLATSCREEN.
    u stay using that TIRED ASS AND DELAYED line from Romans Garbage ..that wack ass diss track that was hot for one week and dead the next.
    Girl BOOM.

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    ROMANHOLIDAY Reply:

    @MinajRules2012, Like Roman Reloaded LMFAO

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    Me Reply:

    @MinajRules2012, couldn’t have said it myself, she is a ferral bitch

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  7. boom boom

    this nappy headed hoe is a HUGE flop. Nobody likes her, she’s a nobody, she was flop, she is flop, she will remain flop. smh

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    MinajRules2012 Reply:

    @boom boom, Exactly!! A huge Flop!! She’s done. Maybe she should get a rapper and do Love & Hip-Hop.

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  8. Frankie

    She’s pretty, but her talents lie in SONGWRITING, not trying to be an ENTERTAINER. And her attitude is horrible. It’s one thing to throw shade at Ciara, but Beyonce? Bitch, please, the woman could literally buy you and sell you!

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    Nae Reply:

    @Frankie, Yeeess I’m glad somebody mentioned it

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    d Reply:

    @Frankie, lol u r sooooooo right thank u for that :)

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  9. SayWhat

    This skank has a nasty ass attitude, how do you talk about feeding the homeless many, many, many Saturdays at ungodly hours and make it sound like you’re doing something good, yet you’re complaining about it. She needs to go back to writing instead of talking because she doesn’t know what to say out of her face and I agree with Frankie, this is the trick that tried to come for Bey? LoL! That’s the funniest shit ever.

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  10. kelly macintosh

    haven’t saw or heard from keri in years.

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  11. Hugh

    Keri looks great

    That girl Lizzy is amazing. Only 12!

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  12. Cassidyboi

    I love Keri…

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  13. TheDreamer

    She looks good. I see she’s doing a lot in the community instead of music.

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  14. Timo

    Why are ya’ll hating on Queen Keri? She’s won 16 Grammys, sold 100 million records worldwide and was the lead singer of the best selling girl group of all time – DESTINY’S CHILD!

    Keri is a legend and icon. She will slay your favs!

    I’m ready for your new album Keri. Its gonna be her 5th #1 album!

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    Me Reply:

    @Timo, Deluded much?

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    Liya Reply:

    @Timo, wait did you mean Queen BEYONCE ? because otherwise you’ve been mistaken lol

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    damn Reply:

    SO MANY HATERS BUT KERI IS BETTER THAN ANY OF YOUR FAVS SHES YOUR FAVS BIGGEST THREAT

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    RealIssh Reply:

    @damn, The only threat Beyonce has is a triple . #DoubleEntentre

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    RealIssh Reply:

    @Timo, Lmaoooo #DeathOfMe

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    d Reply:

    @Timo, lol I get it :) #dead roflmao

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  15. yooooooooo

    woooow! how can people haet on her in a post where she’s doing charity. SERIOUSLY, WTF!!!!!!!!
    she’s a great person and her music is amazing. Haters need to just go away and SHUT UP.

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  16. jst

    If you hate her so much, why do you even bother commenting? I honestly don’t understand it…

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    yooooooooo Reply:

    @jst, THIS EXACTLY!!!!!!!
    they have nithig better to do than diss a wonderful woman

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  17. Divine

    What I am not understanding is why the negativity? If many of you negative talkers would pay attention,Keri is about positivity and honesty.You guys are here talking about Nicki Minaj and other artists.What ya’ll aren’t realizing is that these artists are stable.They do not have to want for anything.I feel to believe that God has given these artists remarkable talents.They are individuals and that’s the Main reason why I am a fan.I WILL continue to love and support Keri Hilson and her music.
    Team Keri for life!

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