Once known for being one of the top singer/songwriters in the music industry, Keri Hilson has found herself on the wrong side of multiple debates in the most recent future.
The ‘knock you down’ singer recently took to Instagram stories to give her thoughts on Donald Trump being banned from Twitter, and immediately deleted, but not before fans could capture a screenshot.
“This may be funny but it is a little dangerous too. Take Trump out of it for a moment… a democracy must include freedom of speech. Imagine other leaders or popular figures not being able to voice their opinion if it opposes the majority of the world leaders. If the leader of the ‘free world’ can be removed, imagine that same right of civilians, imagine believing every time you read ‘false information detected’ and propaganda, deceptive reports, and flat out lies being the only thing we see.”
The singer didn’t read the room because Twitter users took her response as ‘Keri Hilson defending Trump’ and immediately dragged her – resulting in Keri Hilson trending overnight.
Does Keri Hilson know whenever the president wants to communicate with the american people he can LITERALLY call a press conference at his house? This is why more people need to read. pic.twitter.com/Z2jMGlU8xn— Father Abraham (@MrMarcus260) January 10, 2021
Pulling a clip from Jill Scott’s ‘A Long Walk’ video, one user asked, “Keri Hilson girl, are you not tired of getting dragged.”
Keri Hilson girl, are you not tired of getting dragged pic.twitter.com/e8RWvYbhyB— IT not the clown (@Joymemo3) January 10, 2021
Another user claimed, Every 4 to 6mos, Keri Hilson proves why Mo’nique called her “dumb b—h, young b—h, silly b—h.”
One fan, angry with Keri Hilson defending Trump, took things a step further, stating, “Keri Hilson shows us everyday we were right to end her career.”
Keri Hilson shows us everyday we were right to end her career pic.twitter.com/wMA3WnV6D0— Kali ⁷ 🍍💜 (@KallieM21) January 10, 2021
If you recall, Keri Hilson suffered a blow to her career following a public feud with Beyonce back in 2009, which stemmed from her diss track ‘turnin me on’ remix featuring Lil Wayne.
The lyrics that caught the attention of the Beyhive read as follows:
“I ain’t tryin to start some mess /There’s just somethin on my chest that I need to get off / Cause you turnin me off / Your vision cloudy if you think that you’re the best / You can dance she can sing but she need to move it to the left / She needs to go have some babies / she need to sit down, she fake / Them other chicks ain’t even worth my time to talk about.”
Last year, Keri Hilson finally opened up about the beef, alleging the lyrics were written by someone.
“No one could ever compare to Beyonce; let’s just say the name that we’re discussing. No one could compare, no one will for a very, very, very long time, and that was never my aim,” Keri shared, stating that drama was never a part of who she was.
“I had to pay the penalty, and then I’m caught, like do I tell the truth do I expose them early in my career? I’m super young, super new; this is my first album. I’m so excited it just soiled my whole dream.”
According to Twitter, the apology still hasn’t stopped fans from dragging the singer and ‘ending her career.’