The 7th Annual Black Music Honors Keri Hilson tribute caused a social media uproar. Keri Hilson started trending on Twitter after fans learned that she was recently honored at the Black Music Honors for the Music and Songwriter Icon Award. The two-hour event was syndicated nationally on Saturday, June 4 – Sunday, July 3, and on Bounce TV on Saturday, June 25.
Now I’m not sure why the Hilson tribute video clips from June 4th caused a public reaction on July 7th, but here we are. While Keri Hilson has made some unpopular public opinions about Beyonce, Ciara, 5G, and Rachel Dolezal, she has written some popular songs for some of our favorite artists.
Keri Hilson Credits
Keri Hilson has major songwriting credits with iconic artists including Britney Spears’ “Gimme More,” Mary J. Blige’s “Take Me As I Am,” Ludacris’ “Runaway Love,” and Usher’s “Love in This Club.” She also has a co-establishing songwriting/production collective called the Clutch, whose credits include Jesse McCartney (“It’s Over”), Omarion (“Ice Box”), and Ciara (“Like a Boy”), according to Reuters. Not to mention she has her own hits with songs like “Turning Me On,” “Knock You Down,” “Energy,” and “Pretty Girl Rock.”
Social Media Reactions
Social media had mixed reactions to the Black Music Honors’ Keri Hilson tribute. On my timeline, there were mostly Keri Hilson appreciation tweets about her tribute and a few tweets that expressed shock and disappointment. The latter is mainly because some people believed there were other songwriters who deserved the recognition more than Hilson.
The Keri Hilson hate is getting ridiculous. She’s had countless contributions to music, written for some of the biggest artists in the industry and has hits of her own under her belt. Some of your faves don’t even have a Teen Choice surfboard.
— KB. (@KevinBobby) July 7, 2022
Why are Black people pressed that a Black award show is giving Keri Hilson a tribute? Get a life. Good for her https://t.co/HyVWTghs43
— ☘️ (@defclubmix) July 7, 2022
keri hilson wrote some of the best pop songs and gave us these two albums… please don’t play with her. pic.twitter.com/C2pIWQvh2r
— Miss Noelle (@noellearchives) July 7, 2022
I’m glad somebody decided to give Keri Hilson her flowers. She’s been punished for that Beyoncé diss for too long. Her voice, pen and songs went crazy.
— It’s My Opinion 🤷🏿♀️😌 🧡 (@thatdamnbrook) July 7, 2022
The Keri hilson WHAT https://t.co/pOSLgKzGN6
— B(lack) E(vil) T(elevision) (@nottramar) July 7, 2022
Must’ve been a short a tribute
— ✨444 777 888✨♐ (@ZeroZeroKia) July 7, 2022
I know they lying💀 pic.twitter.com/0ffoYuPh00
— Fun Tonight (@KaleDaahling) July 7, 2022
I don’t think y’all get how much impact Keri Hilson had in the music industry. The amount of hits she wrote for y’all favorite artist and for herself. Her own discography is amazing. She’s talented as hell and could’ve been bigger had she not left music. Get over that diss🙄
— NICKI WEEK👑 (@OnikaQOR) July 7, 2022
What we’re not gonna do is act like Keri Hilson didn’t have a huge impact on music in the 2000s. She’s more than deserving of a tribute at a black award show. Not only for her albums but for writing hits for many others. https://t.co/cqgOsnMrko
— Black Culture News (@blackculturenew) July 7, 2022
Y’all mad at Keri Hilson getting a tribute? What happened to supporting black women? Smh I hope Lil Mo gets a Lifetime Achievement Award next
— Kayleef Lennard (@KayLeno) July 7, 2022
Love her or hate her, but you can’t act like Keri Hilson is some kind of one hit wonder. She has two solid albums and has written songs for some of your favorite artists. pic.twitter.com/TugUOEyubd
— I’m a Master of None, anymore question? (@english_shamar) July 7, 2022
I just read an article that stated that Keri Hilson was honored with the Music and Songwriter Icon Award on that night at the Black Music Honors. There are legendary Black songwriters who could have gotten that instead of her, but, yeah.
— 𝙱𝚎𝚌𝚌𝚊. (@MJFINESSELOVER) July 8, 2022
About the Black Music Honors
The Black Music Honors is an annual two-hour event that acknowledges the legendary African-American artists who have influenced and made significant musical contributions to African-American culture and American music worldwide, according to their official site. Black Music Honors is produced by Chicago-based production company Central City Productions (CCP) and was founded by Don Jackson.
Do you think the Keri Hilson Tribute was right on time, late, or was it too soon? Let us know in the comments.
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