Keri Hilson Says She Reps For The Hood
The R&B singer talks about her struggles...
R&B singer Keri Hilsonhas said that even though she may not look like she is standing up for all the women in the hood she still reps for them as that's where her roots lie.
She told Complex Magazine: "I was in, and of, the hood. I lived in Decatur, Georgia. You’re not far from the hood anywhere in Decatur, Georgia. My parents placed a huge importance on education, though, and that’s where I come from. I mean, my parents’ parents and their parents, they’re not rich by any means.
"My parents worked very hard and they instilled that in us. Even though we were around the hood, we didn’t go to school in the hood. They shipped us off for an hour to get to school every day. It was just that important for us to maintain the life that they had created."