In a recent interview with Soul Culture, Miss Keri Baby addressed the controversy which surrounded her sex-freak video The Way You Love Me feat chubby rapper Rick Ross.
It probably deserved some criticism. Did it affect me? No. The language deserved the criticism though, absolutely. That wasn’t the version that I sang to. If you look closely, I’m not singing ‘f*ck me,’ I’m singing ‘thug me’. The video I recorded was the album version – somebody decided to sync the other version with the video and put that on WorldStarHipHop. It got 14 million views in less than a week. You can’t really be mad if people want to see something that you do, so I didn’t feel the criticism. I was just happy that people cared.
That video was a decision of mine. I did it because even though I’ve never been that sexual, I am a woman and I do have that side of me. It wasn’t society’s pressures, otherwise I’d do that in every video. But, it was a moment in time and if you write a record like that, certain visuals come along with it.
On collaborating with Chris Brown on “One Night Stand.”
He actually wrote the song. I decided to leave him on it. It was as simple as that. I don’t believe in undermining anyone’s creative efforts for a mistake that they make in their personal life.
In the same way that if you worked at a corporate job and were participating in infidelity, as long as it didn’t affect your work, I can’t fire you. That’s your PERSONAL life, I’m not going to undermine what you bring to the table; what you bring to my business – I take that same view in music. We did this with Michael Jackson; we did this with R. Kelly. I’m not going to kick someone whilst they’re down, I just don’t believe in that. [Chris Brown] is a great artist, and I will continue to collaborate with anyone who I consider a friend.
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