Back when MTV was still showcasing music videos and chart topping hits, I recall Keri Hilson’s, “Pretty Girl Rock” on the chart every single week. The empowering feminist anthem did numbers along with her track with Lil Wayne called, “Turning Me On”. But what happened to Keri Hilson and where has she been?
In a recent panel hearing in Atlanta, GA, Keri Hilson recently revealed to her fans the past seven years has been a rough ongoing battle with depression. She explains around the moment of her prime time success is the same time when everything in her life began to spiral out of control.
Keri Hilson says:
“When ‘Pretty Girl Rock’ was at the top of the charts… I was bearing the weight of some personal and professional mistakes, and they just weighed so so so heavy on my spirit, and I was just not myself,” she said during a mental health panel in Atlanta. “It all just kind of spiral for me and became something I had never been through, I had never recognized myself as a person who can’t pick themselves back up. I was literally on stage crying.”
She explained how she requested a year off from music but her management declined. Therefore, the only thing that could make her happy is only doing shows that had sentimental value for her. This took her to doing many shows overseas, which she claims was the reason for her survival today.
Keri Wilson explains:
“Life want’s about music anymore, life wasn’t about the charts or watching them”.
She explains life to her became about surviving day by day.
The last seven years of Keri Hilson’s life has been an ongoing battle with depression. She says she’s not quite cured but that she’s “in the clear”. But she says she’s ready to give the world a taste of Keri in 2018.