Keri Hilson got super emotional while opening up about why we haven’t seen her on the music scene. Peep the emotional clip, plus Tessa Thompson’s explanation as to why she was not apologizing for her comments about Lena Dunham inside…
Keri Hilson has been floating under the radar over the last six or so years when it comes to the music scene. However, if you followed her on social media, you’d get a small glimpse into her life.
We learned she started dating retired NFL player Ricardo Lockette via her social media handles. And we also saw their public breakup play out via their accounts. But other than that, we don’t hear much about Miss Keri Baby.
Now, we know why.
Apparently, the singer-songwriter had fallen on some depressing times that caused her to want to take a break from music. Originally, she was just going to take a year off, but that eventually turned into several years.
During an interview with psychic medium Reginald Lewis on Steve Harvey’s daytime show, “Steve,” Keri opened up about her personal life where she revealed she hit rock bottom…a few times.
“I hit rock bottom a few times and I’m crawling back to walking in my purpose, in my power, and using my gifts,” she said.
“I think I had to give up music for awhile. I stepped away. I thought it would just be a year. It’s been six, maybe. I realize now that I’m grateful for all of those years because I have built myself back up,” she continued.
Reginald said her next year will be a year of “new beginnings” for her. Sounds like Keri fans may get some fire music. However, she hasn’t confirmed that…yet.
Peep the clip below:
Before the show aired, Keri hopped on Twitter to share how she felt about the experience, calling it "revealing" and "emotional." She also revealed she actually spent 1.5 hours with Reginald where she went through a rollercoaster of emotions.
Not to taint the authenticity of my posts with what’ll come across as promo, but this is on my mind because my spiritual segment airs tomorrow on the @IAmSteveHarvey Show w/ @ReginaldLewis. It was revealing, vulnerable, and emotional. If you’re interested, tune in. It’s real.
— Keri Hilson (@KeriHilson) January 7, 2018
My angels were there. I couldn’t deny the signs and truths with skepticism...and you will understand a lot more about me after watching that. I also hope they post the full interview online after it airs.
— Keri Hilson (@KeriHilson) January 7, 2018
My spiritual segment on the @IAmSteveHarvey Show airs today. We talked very deeply about SO MANY things, I dunno HOW they could edit 1.5 hours of all those emotions into just a few minutes!! But if you’re unable to tell from the edits, @ReginaldLewis is THE TRUTH. Tune in...
— Keri Hilson (@KeriHilson) January 8, 2018
Elsewhere on social media...
“Westworld” actress Tessa Thompson is setting the record straight about her “beef” with diet-feminist Lena Dunham.
So here’s how it started….
The CREED actress posted photos of the women who put together the #TIMESUP movement on the red carpet at the 2018 Golden Globe Awards on her Instagram account. However, she was not feeling Lena Dunham posing it up with the ladies who actually put in work towards the movement. If you didn’t know, Lena caused controversy when she accused alleged rape victim, someone who worked on her "Girls" set, Auroroa Perrineau of lying when she came forward to reveal “Girls” writer (and Lena's personal friend) Murray Miller sexually assaulted her at the age of 17. This after she said ALL women who speak about their sexual assault should be heard and believed.
“Lena was not anywhere present in our group during the countless hours of work for the last two months," Tessa said in response to a commenter in a now-deleted Instagram post. "We hosted an open house for the actresses for red carpet messaging and Lena’s presence was a surprise to us all."
As expected, it got picked up and folks had a problem. Because heaven forbid someone call a white woman on her sh*t. See Taylor Swift.
Soon after, Tessa took to Twitter to explain she was not trying to drag Lena and that they have spoken. In part, she wrote, “I, in no way, want to diminish Lena Dunham and her work, her voice, and her importance. We have spoken and she knows my heart … I regret that my words were misinterpreted to distract from the most important thing: The Time’s Up campaign is for everyone, in all capacities, contributions big and small.”
Folks took her response as an apology, so she had to come back to set the record straight:
This was not meant as an apology, as much as an attempt to re-center the conversation around the work. The truth remains:
Many women, particularly women of color, don’t feel safe and seen. To those women, like Aurora Perrineau—I see you. I am with you. This must be clear. pic.twitter.com/XOEZZYfGpB
— Tessa Thompson (@TessaThompson_x) January 9, 2018
She tweeted, "This was not meant as an apology, as much as an attempt to re-center the conversation around the work. The truth remains: Many women, particularly women of color, don’t feel safe and seen. To those women, like Aurora Perrineau—I see you. I am with you. This must be clear."
TELL.THEM.TESSA. She said what she said.