Was Keri Hilson’s Alleged Feud With Beyoncé the Reason Her Music Career Came to an Abrupt Halt?

by Jeremy Spirogis
Keri Hilson and Beyoncé

If you had been a type of individuals who sang the 2009 hit “Knock You Down” or the 2010 girl-power anthem “Pretty Girl Rock” on the prime of your longs, then you understand precisely who Keri Hilson is.

The singer rose to fame within the 2010s for her combination of R&B, hip hop, and pop musical styling in addition to her chart-topping hits that touched up womanhood and love.

Keri Hilson and Beyoncé
Keri Hilson and Beyoncé | Prince Williams/WireImage; Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for TIDAL

Though her profession was booming at one level, it quickly got here to an abrupt finish after she went fully MIA.

While Hilson has since spoken out about why she took a musical hiatus, many suppose that Beyoncé’s loyal followers had somewhat one thing to do with the singer’s budding profession taking a large nosedive.

Hilson’s been canceled by the BeyHive ever since she dissed Beyoncé

The BeyHive has confirmed that they are often fairly ruthless at instances and Hilson is aware of first hand simply how harsh these loyal Beyoncé stans may be.

The R&B singer has discovered herself blacklisted by The Queen Bey’s fanbase and plenty of nonetheless take into account her to be canceled after she dissed the “Formation” singer one too many instances.

The alleged drama first began again in 2010 when Hilson launched a remixed model of her single “Turnin’ Me On.” 

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Though many individuals had been all about this observe, the Beyhive took offense to some of the lyrics they felt had been directed towards Beyoncé.

In the tune, Hilson sings, “Your vision cloudy if you think that you da best, You can dance, she can sing, but need to move it to the left… She need to go have some babies, she need to sit down, she fake, them other chicks ain’t even worth talkin’ bout.”

Many followers believed that Hilson outrageously blasted Beyoncé’s artistry and slammed her not making room on the prime for singers similar to herself.

Though the Beyhive was buzzing after listening to this, they didn’t retaliate in opposition to the singer. But, two years later, they let Hilson have it on social media after she full-out dissed Bey whereas attending the 2011 Soul Train Awards.

During a crimson carpet interview, the singer was requested to carry the most recent situation of Juicy Magazine and provides Beyoncé and Jay-Z—who had been on the quilt— a shout out.

While many celebs fortunately obliged, Hilson regarded down on the journal and uttered two phrases that made her a canceled determine from then on. “Who’s that?” she stated.

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Hilson then went on to say “No, I’m sorry, I can’t do that,” earlier than dismissing the reporter and happening about her day. Shady!

The BeyHive went on to relentlessly troll Hilson on social media

After making that shady remark, Hilson quickly noticed her repute stepping into a downward spiral.

Following the discharge of her second studio album, No Boys Allowed, in 2011, Hilson launched into a musical hiatus that might final for the subsequent few years.

While the singer’s stated that her hiatus was attributable to her “hitting rock bottom,” some suppose that her going MIA had loads to do with the intense backlash she was receiving from the BeyHive.

In 2013, Hilson lastly had sufficient of the negativity and took to Twitter to plead with Beyoncé’s followers, asking them to cease with the tough feedback.

“It’s TOO much!! Please! Is everything I tweet gonna be ‘intentionally misinterpreted’ as a statement about someone/drama I know nothing about?” she wrote.

The singer continued her Twitter rant by calling out those that’ve continuously bullied her on-line. “You have no idea what your hateful words could do to someone’s spirit. Years of verbal abuse from strangers all day long. Enough is enough!”

“As far as WHATEVER your really mad about, I had my reasons. It’s been years! Just chalk it up to your ignorance of my reality and LET…IT…GO,” she concluded.

Many followers took this as Hilson’s method of admitting that she did, in actual fact, throw shade at Beyoncé prior to now.

To try to lastly put an finish to the continued negativity she was confronted with, Hilson spoke to HipHollywood that very same yr concerning the drama and claimed to not have “beef with any female artist.”

Where do Beyoncé and Hilson stand today?

Seeing as if Beyoncé has by no means commented on her alleged beef with Hilson, it’s clear that the BeyHive made this entire scenario a fair larger deal than it actually was.

Whether or not Bey and Hilson ever acquired alongside, each have since moved on from the drama and are simply targeted on themselves and their music.

As Beyoncé continues to ship record-breaking tasks, Hilson has been busy engaged on making her comeback to the music business.

Though she continues to push again her new music launch, Hilson is able to return to the music scene larger and higher than ever.

“I think I had to give up music for a while. I stepped away,” the singer stated throughout an interview with psychic medium Reginald Lewis on a section for Steve Harvey’s “Steve” daytime present in 2018. “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. I have built myself back up.”

Let’s simply hope the BeyHive will let Hilson be nice as she tries to rise to superstardom a second time.

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