July 16, 2008
in midst of rarity, i tuned into bet’s 106&park and friend, keri hilson was co-hosting with the uncharasmatically, wacktacular terrance j. supposedly, there’s beef amongst the show’s hosts, which is not the point to be made so i’ll keep moving forward.
they introduced timbaland, whom recently married, into the mix & i couldn’t help but admire his removed state from the world. it was sorta stoicly, standoffish mixed with a wealthily separatist assurance… ie. dope in my eyes.
the duo, hilson and timbaland, were in studio promoting her rap-up magazine cover and first video, energy, which was directed by melina. yep, the same director of that stale & too ambitious to make sense with song video for solange though this treatment faired lighter and is easily navigable. during the segment, hilson mentioned the video suggests her tomboyish reproach, which judging by appearances & styling i.e. usher’s love in this club & timbaland’s scream remains farsighted. but, i’ve seen photos of an athletic hilson from those dekalb high school day’s in atlanta per mutual friend (hey jodi!) and she wasn’t the polished beauty she is now.
nonetheless, she’s striking with georgia sincerity to match. her approachability is dope, as we began as perfect strangers; you know cyber buds on that myspace utility, but its recalling our first personal conversation in atlanta two days before the b.e.t. awards in ’07 that set the tone. we greeted, hugged & i tagged along in a frantic heat as she shopped for garments to no avail.
speaking of garments, i’m going to sidebar momentarily. i usually hate, no am seriously incapable of tolerating, hilson’s wardrobe selections as its a heavily influenced ’80s look, which is dated (2 decades to be exact.) her stylist, whom i am acquainted, but shall remain nameless is rather bitchy at most intervals and her work < groundbreaking. hilson always looks like an average atlanta chick when consulted by this unnamed spoof. its rather tragic as hilson has all the ingredients for superstardom (the voice, the beauty, hell timbaland is behind her) and she should tip as one. i remember her first few photoshoots in ’06 (below) for being so awfully uninspiring.
i also heard from “the mouth of the south” about the clearance bcbg dresses she scooped up for hilson for timbaland’s wedding. some things just aren’t synonymous like clearance & wedding, especially if timbaland was in gucci. (rihanna’s got a better image coterie & she lacks complete musical talent and royalties.) smh!
despite the rant, i wish nothing but the best for tomorrow’s it artist and as her 23rd september (my d.o.b) release date pushes closer, i’ll keep two pieces of advice close from hilson. one, to not be afraid to put my plan b into action, and two, with so many people being opportunists, be a go-getter.
energy is available on itunes.
definitely the go getter,