They don't make them like Keri Hilson anymore. A Jane of all trades who started as a songwriter in her early teens, the 28 year-old hitmaker has written some of your favorite songs, and you may not even know it. But ever since her emergence as Timbaland's partner in crime in songs like "Way I Are" and the HEAVILY underrated "Miscommunication," (both off Timbo's smash "Shock Value") Ms. Keri has finally been getting the spotlight she deserves. I got a chance to sit down with the singer-songwriter—whose album No Boys Allowed is available in stores today and digitally tomorrow—and talk about her perfect man, her controversial new video, and even sing with her (embarrassing..). Check it out.
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You were embroiled in a dispute with Lil Wayne's camp over the royalties for "Lollipop." How were you able to come to terms, and were you able to collect the full $500,000 you sought?
The song's [royalties] are probably more than that, by now. We worked out an arrangement. They're giving me some money now, and will pay the balance in the first or second quarter next year. I never had an issue with Wayne, he and I were cool. It's just there was some confusion owing to [clearance issues with] a sample from another song I made for him ["I Feel Like Dying"]. There's never been hard feelings between me and him.
A lot of people have complained about not being paid by Cash Money/Young Money, but apparently the label knows not to mess with you.
I think I have bigger muscles than they do.
Either that, or they know about the heat you're packing.
That's not how I got my money back, though.
David Banner's Heal The Hood Inc. hosted its annual gift giving program last Saturday (December 18th) in Jackson, Mississippi. The rapper provided Christmas gifts to 15 needy families and 10 young men from a local homeless shelter. The event, now in its fifth year, gave gifts tailored to each families specific needs. The recipients were families headed by single parents, living in improvised conditions. Later in the evening, David Banner treated families and men from the local homeless shelter to a concert featuring Big K.R.I.T. and Wiz Khalifa. "It's just to try to bring sunlight to families who just may not have the opportunities and may not have the finances to do the same. For me its important to be able to help and to come back to the community that I'm from and to give back, Banner told local WLBT Channel 3.