Fans of Ciara‘s “Like a Boy” and Beyoncé‘s “If I Were a Boy” will be able to appreciate Keri Hilson‘s latest video for her single, “Turning Me On.” The singer dons jeans, a hoodie, a white tank top and other slightly butch casual apparel while singing about being a real woman.
This did ping my gaydar a bit, but I wasn’t sold on the fact that Hilson might be up for further speculation — until I heard her new song with R. Kelly, “No. 1 Sex.” The lyrics Ms. Hilson sings are as follows:
Now baby girl, I don’t want you think this ain’t about you / ’Cause this right here, right now is about you and only you / Can this be love, ’cause girl you’re making me feel / So take my hand, girl I’ll be your man / Girl, it’s number one.
And that’s only one verse.
After hearing this piece of incriminating evidence, I did some research. Hilson is a songwriter from Atlanta. Just 25 years old, she’s been writing hits for the likes of Usher, Britney Spears and Ciara, and has also been featured on tracks with Timbaland and Chris Brown. She’s poised to be R&B’s newest triple threat, as her dancing is just as on point as her singing and songwriting.
However, I still came up inconclusive on Hilson’s sexuality. In an interview with Complex magazine, she discussed bringing boys home to meet her parents, but as we all know, that doesn’t mean a thing.
Either way, her album, In a Perfect World, drops in January. She’s one to keep an eye on.