Keri tweeted: “Gasp! Amy Winehouse resurrected to party w/me!!! (seriously, uncanny resemblance).” People were not amused by the comment, and many people Tweeted back that the photo wasn’t cool.
Keri responded with:
“Come on, I mean no harm. All due respect. But really the resemblance freaked me out this was simply the best tribute ever. #RIPAMYWINEHOUSE. I apologize 2 anyone who might’ve taken it the wrong way. I had no ill intent, but I understand how it appears insensitive… my bad twitterville. For real.”
We think this was blown a tad out of proportion. It might have been a tad soon to post that picture, but we don’t think Keri Hilson was intending to make fun of Amy’s death.
BET’s “SOS Save Ourselves: Help for Haiti” telethon was studded with stars, talent and a positive message Friday night. MTV news reports that Queen Latifah, Diddy and Pharrell spearheaded the event that was held at the American Airlines arena in Miami, and encouraged viewers to donate to the cause of Haiti.
The night opened with Wyclef Jean and Mavado’s performance of “Hold On”. Clef, who brought Haitian MCs to perform alongside him, told the audience he wanted to teach them “Creole 101”. The Haitian born rapper transitioned into a mini-set that began with “Sweetest Girl”, with Akon making an appearance. After doing “I’mma Zoe” with Haitian singer Black Dada the performance ended with everyone waving Haitian flags.
Soulja Boy’s sophomore and latest album “iSouljaBoyTellem” was a test.
Would this second year Hip-Hop artist’s career be solely defined by his 2007 debut album’s hit party single “Crank That”- which propelled the Chicago native to instant fame?
Or would the 18-year-old be able to prove his consistency as an artist in the music industry , and once again punch out another club rocker.
Well initially, the second album released in September, didn’t get the love Soulja thought it deserved. But as time progressed, it’s sixth single “Kiss Me Thru The Phone” caught fire, taking the no. 3 spot on the Billboard US top 100 and luring over one million downloads in ring tone sales. It’s a buzz which Soulja believes is the beginning of a massive turn-around.
“I think my plan for my second album wasn’t perfect,” Soulja Boy tells andPOP. “It wasn’t 100% thought through. For the first album, I was the new artist- and everything just fell into place- but for the second album, the plan wasn’t really what I wanted it to be, but now it’s starting to turn around. ‘Kiss Me Thru The Phone’ is killing the billboard charts right now, and ‘Turn my Swag On’ is taking the streets.”
She has worked with everybody – Britney Spears, Usher, Ludacris, Beyonce, Lil Wayne – the list goes on. Now she is taking centre stage with the release of her newest album A Perfect World, which is available everywhere now. We spoke with Keri about her rise to the top and we also had a look at Jordan’s perfect world.
“In A Perfect World…” represents a world where music is music and you can’t put it in a box. It’s a catalyst for Keri to defy categorization, “I want to be a point of reference” states Hilson. “Hip-hop has become pop; pop is hip-hop. Music is definitely changing. I want to be the crux of that. I want to be a reason, not a result.”