Keri Hilson recalls a time she and r&b singer, Teairra Mari, had "beef."
While on Tank and J. Valentine's R&B Money podcast- without saying any names, Hilson detailed her long-time fued with Mari, during the 'I Ain't Saying No Names' segment.
Hilson explained how Mari attended one of her shows years back and from her viewpoint- Mari obviously didn't want to be there as she sat front row with her "arms folded" the entire show. “She didn’t want to be there and it was very obvious, and I felt disrespected by that,” Hilson said. “So when they came to my dressing room backstage, I said something and we almost got to scrapping….it could’ve got real ugly.”
Mari caught wind of Hilson's comments and expressed, “so now, Keri! what’s up you wanna fight or do you not want to fight because I’m gonna whoop your a** when I see you,” she wrote in the comments section of The Neighborhood Talk. “I’m sick of you people bothering me! You had a whole different story when I was in your face you’re a liar b*tch!!”
Hilson took to Instagram to issue and apology to Mari. "Well fellas, I guess the “I Ain’t Sayin No Names” segment didn’t work too well this time… Unfortunately, this did happen around 12-13 years ago. I actually never knew until I saw the previous post that you also told this story publicly. Listen…we were very young in our careers, and I was remembering how I felt when it happened. But I don’t feel a way about this situation now..."
She continued, "since then, we’ve run into each other, apologized, partied together & gotten past that. I’m responding to this because I don’t wanna allow anything to bring us back to a place we’ve long passed. And since it was a public story that got connected to you in public, it deserves a public apology. I’m sorry for telling the story especially with the energy & hurtful words that I used. It was unnecessary. Because my feelings and energy at this point, in this present moment are nothing but love…no ill will or vitriol towards you. It’s an old story that I see now that we’ve both told. I hope you’re doing well in this season & wishing you all the best in life."