Keri Hilson’s Complex cover and photos is the biznezz! I love them all. I love the multiple colors and cartoonish imagery. Very creative yet not “complex” at all. Below is an excerpt of the interview she did with the magazine.
On her first check right out of high school:
My very first check was for Ruben Studdard’s first album, like $25,000. And my family was like, “What the hell is this? This is what you’ve been doing? Who the hell brings home a check like this?” They’re thinking $2,500 here and there, whatever. It was crazy.
On whether she’d consider herself a gold digger:
Not at all. I’m closer to the girl on [Timbaland’s] “The Way I Are.” You don’t have to buy me drinks or bottles, don’t flaunt—take your swag off. We can go Dutch. I’m more into a man’s intellect, more into a guy who can enlighten me. I don’t want to sit here and talk about your bank account. What’s important is that you have goals, and you’re mobile.
It’s good to see her career taking off the way it is, I hope she has much success in the future.