Music Gear News

At Gear4music.com we update our news channel daily to ensure you always get the latest and most important music news.

Keri Hilson respects TLC's image

Keri Hilson looks up to Janet Jackson and TLC because they challenged sexual taboos.
Great deals on musical instruments

Keri Hilson looks up to Janet Jackson and TLC because they challenged sexual taboos.

The singer came under fire for the risque video and lyrics on single 'The Way You Love Me', but said she wasn't worried about the backlash, as the same thing happened to some of her favourite stars.

She said: "Did it affect me? No. When you think about when TLC came out saying, 'I'm not too proud to beg - if I need it in the morning or the middle of the night,' it was very sexual and it was everything you weren't supposed to be as a lady.

"Janet Jackson was just being herself. A great performer - people said 'she's too sexual' but it never stopped her.

"Even Josephine Baker - they told her she was dancing too raunchy. She was fearless, she was bold, she went against the grain and became great. These are the kind of people that I look up to."

Keri also received criticism from some for working with Chris Brown - who has had trouble rehabilitating his career since being convicted of assaulting his then-girlfriend Rihanna in 2009 - but feels people need to separate the singer's work and personal life.

She added: "That's your personal life, I'm not going to undermine what you bring to the table; what you bring to my business - I take that same view in music.

"We did this with Michael Jackson; we did this with R Kelly. I'm not going to kick someone whilst they're down, I just don't believe in that.

"Chris Brown is a great artist, and I will continue to collaborate with anyone who I consider a friend."

Posted on 6 Jun 2011 08:30 to category : Music News

Related Music News

thumbnail

Featuring a whole host of professional grade components, Antelope Audio's Zen Studio is available now at an incredibly discounted price.

17 Nov 2016 09:53
thumbnail

Chief executive of UK Music expects difficulties in the near future for UK artists wishing to work in the USA

16 Nov 2016 13:09
thumbnail

Ticket touters have been routinely slammed by artists and promoters for quite some time. Now, the government are to host an evidence session in which ticket touters and secondary tickets websites will be investigated.

14 Nov 2016 10:46
thumbnail

Shure announce their 'Call for Legends- Live Contest' in which the company search high and low for the next living music legends.

7 Nov 2016 12:12
thumbnail

In August controversy was in the air as the Dirty Dancing stage show fired its live musicians in favour of a backing track. Now the Musicians' Union urge its members to join in the protest.

26 Oct 2016 15:38
thumbnail

In recent times, the theft of musical instruments and gear seems to be more prevalent than ever. With this GPS guitar pedal, users can track their stolen equipment simply by logging in online on their phone or tablet.

24 Oct 2016 17:11

Recent Music News

thumbnail

Straight from the 90's, the legendary synth has been given a modern makeover to make it more versatile than ever

1 Dec 2016 12:48
thumbnail

Those who purchase a Zen Tour, Zen Studio, Orion Studio, Orion 32, Orion 32 or Goliath interface will be eligible to receive a free copy of PreSonus' Studio One

30 Nov 2016 10:42
thumbnail

With thousands of new presets and a vast array of functions, the Predator 2 brings next level sound quality and user defined audio manipulation to the players immediate disposal

29 Nov 2016 15:53
thumbnail

With a new arpeggiator and synthesizer at the users disposal, several user requested updates provide the player with more versatility than ever before

29 Nov 2016 14:51
thumbnail

A limited time edition of the Akai MPK Mini MK 2, the white equivalent operates as an eye catching alternative that looks as good as it sounds.

28 Nov 2016 15:37
thumbnail

Bursting with a number of great features, the Celviano Grand Hybrid offers the player unparalleled performance and unprecedented tone

28 Nov 2016 15:06