Monday, September 19, 2011

Keri Hilson Doesn't Mind Being Called a Diva


Keri Hilson says she got her diva label honestly because she has to constantly fight for her voice.

From Boom Box
What's been the hardest thing you've had to overcome in your career?

I had vocal issues and I performed right through them. The world saw this happening, but didn't know what was happening. You know, there's so much other stuff that people don't understand like the scheduling -- I'm not complaining, because I love to work, and any opportunity you give me, I jump at the opportunity, even if it's to my own demise. Certain situations you're put in are to the detriment of your instrument, and a lot of damage was done. Promo days are 12 to 14 hours of talking. That is very damaging. I have no complaints, I'm over it, but it did affect me. I had to take care of it mostly while I was recording 'No Boys Allowed.' It's been the hardest thing, just to fight for my health, fight for my instrument, my gift. They will abuse it if you let them. And you almost have to let them because they buy you [laughs]. Sorry [laughs].

How do you balance that now?

You have to fight. If the word "diva" comes up around my name, it's because I'm fighting for my voice. It's because I'm fighting being abused -- abuse is such a strong word -- but it kind of is what you're doing to your vocal chords when you're living the schedule that I live. I've had to fight and if I'm called a diva for fighting for myself like no one else will, then I'll be a diva.

28 comments:

Anonymous said...

"SHE AIN'T NO DIVA!"

Anonymous said...

In order to be a "Diva", you need something called "Talent". Keri, sadly you don't have any "Talent", therefore you should NOT be called a "Diva".

2020vision said...

Really? lol no one ever calls her a diva, her voice is mediocre at best. Keri needs to take several sits

Anonymous said...

@1026> You took the words righ out of my mouth!!! I think she is an ok songwriter but entertainer she is not!

Anonymous said...

LOL @ 2020 vison.

Anonymous said...

Basic bitch is basic.

Anonymous said...

DIVA? You Keri? Bwahahahahaha!! You're in dreamland boo boo. When you get up its gonna be a rude awakening. SMH.

Anonymous said...

People need to let this chile be. If regular bishes working at the mall (or a call center) call themselves "divas" why can't she? This mob mentality is bogus. BTW she is a VERY pretty girl.

Anonymous said...

She is indeed very pretty. So I don't understand why she cheapens her appearance. That blonde weave is killing me.

Anonymous said...

*beyonce voice* she aint no divvvaaa

Anonymous said...

Why is anybody calling her anything at all?

jazz said...

I don't follow her career, but Keri Hilson ain't half bad on the eyes.

She could get some.

For Real!

Anonymous said...

U do you Keri. Seriously she isn't the old Whitney or Mariah vocally. I myself would not consider her a diva. LOL!!!

Anonymous said...

she doesn't mind being called diva cuz it sounds better than FLOP, which is what she is!

jazz said...

Hate that blonde crap on her head.

Leah in Atlanta said...

She always comes of so bitter. Girl why you mad at the world because YOU failed? You can't sing.

Koréah said...

*Yawn* Miss Korni Baby...

Anonymous said...

Her voice is horrible. If she really believes what she is saying - then wow, just wow.

dreadee said...

**yawn** only in the ATL, no where else.

Anonymous said...

Do you mind being called irrelevant? How bout Non - mofo Factor? Girl BYE!!!

♥ ♥♥makeupbyvirgo said...

Lol..yall mean

Anonymous said...

^foreal she aint all that bad..

Anonymous said...

Ugh, this flop ass bitch running her mouth again? No1curr, Keri.

Anonymous said...

She wouldn't mind being called a Diva because that's what she aspires to. She is pretty (not a beauty, but pretty), but pretty is not equal to talent. She talks about preserving that let down she calls an instrument? How about acting like a diva and preventing the label from giving you a whorish image? Because she knows she's a vocal weakling, that's why.

Anonymous said...

And now ladies and gentlemen,I present to you keri hilson modeling 2011's ghetto mullet.

Anonymous said...

divas don't give explanations...or for that matter, have the NEED to give them..and just based on the fact she did shows who she is...

ELove said...

DIVA is much better than being called A TRANNY !!!

quianaj27 said...

LOL Keri thinks she can sing smh.

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