Rumors of a beef between singers, Ciara and Keri Hilson, have been circulating the rumor mill for months now. Just last month, the pair were on the same bill for a concert in New York, but Hilson reportedly backed out last minute when she found out Ciara was also slated to perform.
While recently speaking with TheBoomBox.com, Ciara addressed the rumored beef with Hilson, basically saying she doesn’t have the time to even think about it.
“In reference to the Keri situation, I’m so in a different space mentally I can’t even bring myself to do that,” the singer told the site. “It’s not [important] to me. There’s just so much stuff to get out of life than that. There’s so much more for me to accomplish in my career. Personally, I’ve decided that it doesn’t make sense to do that.”
According to gossip blogs, the beef between the two divas first surfaced when Hilson allegedly dissed Ciara in the remix to her single, “Turnin’ Me On”, with these lyrics: “Your vision cloudy if you think that you da best / You can dance, she can sing, but need to move it to the left.”
Hilson denied that the lyrics had any target, but the rumors continued. In August, Hilson was rumored to have refused to perform at New York City’s Power 105.1’s Power Live show, after getting into a verbal squabble with Ciara backstage. Show organizers dismissed the reports as rumors, but the New York Daily News said they had obtained a set list for Hilson, which had her scheduled to perform an hour before Ciara.
Whatever the case may be, both singers are moving on with their careers. Ciara is set to drop her fourth album, Basic Instinct, in November; while Hilson’s No Boys Allowed is due in stores later this year.
“I’m very secure in my place and what I’ve done over the years,” Ciara explained to TheBoomBox.com. “I’m just trying to be as successful as possible. I do believe that thinking about stuff like that and giving things like that energy — it can get in the way. It’s not necessary. That’s just my point of view. When you read about people having differences, it’s case by case. Sometimes there [are] songs that make people think like that, sometimes there are rumors. You just never know where they come from.”