Pyroradio.com spoke with Keri Hilson in a Q&A, asking the singer and songwriter if she could understand the belief she was taking shots at Beyonce and Ciara when the ‘Turnin’ Me On Remix’ came out. Hilson responded:
Absolutely. I was using somebody else’s lyrics and the word ‘she’ can be taken many ways. Any piece of art is subject to interpretation and I understand that music is no different. When a rapper uses someone else’s lyric, it’s like that was a hot line that so and so used, but when a girl does it, or when I do it, all of a sudden it means I was talking directly to who they’re considering as my competition when I don’t even see it that way. I see that there’s a place for all of us and I’m addressing what these people say about me on these blogs. I hear she’s a song writer but ain’t nothing special about her. She should just go marry an athlete and have some babies. But I do see where they got it from but that wasn’t the energy behind it.
The entire interview at pyroradio.com has since been removed.