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Keri Hilson – ‘Return The Favor (ft. Timbaland)’ Video

Published: Thursday 23rd Oct 2008 by Sam

The video for Keri Hilson’s latest assault on the charts ‘Return The Favor’ premiered on Yahoo Music a few moments ago. As an avid fan of the song, I’m pleased that the video really compliments what is an excellent track. Futuristic and edgy, the clip (correct me if wrong) sees Timbaland oversee the makings of a star. Indeed, if this song takes off (which I hope it does), Keri could be on her way to stardom.

What do you think of the video?

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  1. Anonymous October 23, 2008

    Wow! Great!!!! 10/10!

  2. number1k9 October 23, 2008

    So I guess when Keri was saying that this video was going to introduce the “superstar Keri,” she meant it was going to aim at selling s** appeal.

    2nd I like how it kinda did the intro with “The Way I Are,” but that should have been done for her first leading/solo track which would have been “Energy.” Now if they would have switched the clip from, “The Way I Are,” to “Energy,” then start the video for “Return The Favor,” that would have made a lot more sense.

    3rd, I’m not feeling all of the Rihanna copies. First when Keri was like by all of the mirrors, Rihanna did that exact type of thing in her video for, “SOS (Rescue Me).” Secondly when she was attempting to do a dance routine at the end of the video, in the dark/black clothing and dancing on water, is damn near exactly what Rihanna did in “Umbrella,” except she was bare-foot and held an umbrella.

    I mean over it wasn’t too intriguing, but it wasn’t that bad.

    Still Keri should have definitely went with the Demo version of the song, the “Kiss me and I’ll kiss you back…” chorus is much more interesting than the, “hey, hey ,hey…I’ll return the favor,” chorus!

    -Keenan G.

    number1k9.blogspot.com/

  3. Anonymous October 23, 2008

    why is it when someone does something they are coping someone else.. Rihanna wasn’t the first neither was Beyonce.. I think the video was good, good job.. Everyone is different so stop comparing them.. Everyone copies especially from movies.. Movies are the originators of all the special effects and thoughts of concepts of videos.. Everyone copies so get over it..
    Go Keri Hilson

  4. Mark October 23, 2008

    I LIKE THIS VIDEO AND SONG!!! GO KERI HILSON U S*** LOL!!!

  5. Anonymous October 23, 2008

    The song goes with the video, first time for me hearing this, if i heard the song by itself I would thought it was s*** but it’s ok, not bad
    I agree with some elements being like Rihanna more in the terms of lookwise, mainly with Keri’s short hairdo and that pink bra and skirt combo apart from that I don’t think she is copying Rihanna and this is the first song and Video where Keri stands out and becomes the main focus, video much better then Engery, overall it’s a good video, Timbaland will help with the airplay

  6. Anonymous October 23, 2008

    boring song and video

  7. Anonymous October 23, 2008

    Really disappointed.

  8. Timbo October 23, 2008

    I absolutely agree with that chorus thing posted above!!! Nevertheless: GREAT JOB!

  9. Anonymous October 23, 2008

    its oke but like people said a mix of a few video’s Rihanna, Ciara and i also see aaliyah – try again and keri should try again

  10. Anonymous October 23, 2008

    “Still Keri should have definitely went with the Demo version of the song, the “Kiss me and I’ll kiss you back…” chorus is much more interesting than the, “hey, hey ,hey…I’ll return the favor,” chorus!”

    AGREE!

    But i still think this is gonna be a #1

  11. Anonymous October 23, 2008

    I F****** LOVE THIS SO MUCH THE HATERS ARE JUST UGLY GORILLA LOOKING FAT GIRLS SITTING ON THEY FAT ASSES HATING BECAUSE KERI IS HOT !

    NUFF SAID !

  12. Anonymous October 23, 2008

    what do we think of the pics sam ?
    its a video LOL

  13. knox October 23, 2008

    Honestly I can t even hear what the girl is singing all I can hear is “Ay Ay I’ll return the fvor” the rest of the stuff sounds like gibberish…but dnt get me wrong the song is iight and the vid is hottt!

  14. Anonymous October 23, 2008

    The video is HOT plus it made the song better & Keri is doing her if ya'll dont like the way it seems like she is copying someone else's video take that up with the director Melina & keep it moving. GO KERI CAN'T WAIT TIL THE CD DEBUTS.

  15. Anonymous October 23, 2008

    incredible!!!!! hurry up and release in the uk please!!!

    agree with the demo chorus bit, however i think its exclusion and the addition of the beats makes it far more of a club hit

  16. Anonymous October 23, 2008

    its like aaliyah, furtado and rhianna all rolled into one!!!

    hey heyy….

  17. Anonymous October 23, 2008

    sam get it through your head Keri Hilson will not be a singing star. she doesn’t got IT. good song writer, Yes! an artist, hell no.

  18. Anonymous October 23, 2008

    SHES LIKE NICOLE SCHERZINGER, HOT SONGS BUT NOBODY CARES.

  19. Anonymous October 23, 2008

    The video was very interesting and im glad she did somthing different.

    Go ms Hilson!

  20. Anonymous October 23, 2008

    YALL STAY ON BEYONCES D***…..AND RI RI’S D*** HUH?

    KERI ISNT LIKE NEITHER OF THEM SHE CAN SING DANCE WRITE AND PRODUCE BEYONCE DOES MOST NOT ALL AND RHI HARDLY DOES NONE OF THEE ABOVE !

    KERI IS THE S*** AND EVEN IF HER CD FLOPS SHE STILL HAS BANK HELLO ASSES SONGWRITERS GET PAID 10x MORE THAN THE ARTIST NOT TO MENTION KERI IS ALSO APART OF A WRITING TEAM YALL NEED TO BE FOCUS ON WHY IF I WERE A BOY IS FLOPPING AND SINGLE LADIES ISNT DOING GOOD AS EXPECTING WITH HER BITING COPYING ASS AND HOW IT TOOK RHI 3 F***** ALBUMS TO BECOME SUCCESSFUL AND WHY SHE KEEPS RELEASING B******* FORM AN LP THAT CAME OUT ALSO 2 YEARS AGO

    BEY AND RHI CAN CARE LESS BOUT YALL MUTHA FUCKAS AND YET YALL WORSHIP THESE BITCHEZ ! !

  21. me October 23, 2008

    FINALLY!!!!
    Keri has sum haters. faf
    now i kno shes gonna blow up. the vid is CRAZY RIDICULOUSLY HOT!!!!!

  22. Anonymous October 23, 2008

    a hint 2 all the KERI fans.
    a special edition of “In A Perfect World…” was released in Japan wednesday. i ordered but i gotta wait 2 see what it actually is. but itz supposed 2 b diff from the international release.
    check where ever u get ur imported cds from.
    Amazon, etc.
    ur welcome

  23. Anonymous October 23, 2008

    Yo man dont compare Keri to that h** (Rhianna)! I mean s***, Keri Hilson next to that bitchasshoe, she’s actually talented: she sings a billion tames better then the h**, she aint the greatess dancer but damn she dances alot more better then the h**, she aint jackin nobody’s swagg aint like some h**, she actually rights her OWN songs unlike the h**, Her songs has alot more meaning then the h** (i mean damn b****, u be singin some song about a man cheatin on yo ass and that he has to bonce when 2 years ago you were the one singin a song sayin that u were cheatin on yo man and u comfired on several interviews that u did cheat on yo man once before! damn b****! wtf!?) AND keri’s swagg is a billion times more poppin then that h**! period.

  24. Anonymous October 23, 2008

    ^^^^^AGREED!!!!

  25. Anonymous October 23, 2008

    the only part i hate in the song is ‘i’m gonna get on my worst behavior..i’ll return the favor’ just doesn’t flow..or it flows to much to the beat, idk, i just don’t like it. LOL
    otherwise the video is legit.
    i agree with number1k9, that was the first thing i thought of when i saw the mirror scene and water scene, Rihanna. but she pulled it off just as well. so whatever.

  26. number1k9 October 23, 2008

    OK,

    So in no way shape or form, was I trying to diss Keri Hilson, or any of her talents. I give it up to her for being a song writer; I do know that is where the money is at! But who compared her to Beyonce, I never did, and I only saw another person mention Ciars, so where did Beyonce come up??

    When I mentioned the fact that the video features scenes that reminded me of Rihanna’s videos, I wasn’t insinuating that it was a bad move on her part, or that she copied them directly. I know those two aspects are not owned by Rihanna!
    Side note, what’s with all of the calling Rihanna a h**? I know some don’t appreciate her music but does that make her a ‘non-singing, doesn’t write her own lyrics h**’?

    I really just would have liked to see Keri come out with a mind blowing music video to set her career off. That being said, I really do like this song (but it’s better with the Demo’s chorus). And I must agree I find it extremely hard to see Ms. Hilson having a Pop Superstar career in the music game vocally(Not dissing her vocal range AT ALL). Maybe lyrically as a writer, but who ever said she doesn’t have the “IT” factor, is right in my eyes, currently!!

    One thing I will say is this song (“Return The Favor”), to me sounds exactly like a 2008 version of Nelly Furtado’s “Promiscuous.” And Timbaland’s strong input on the song (features vocals, production) doesn’t help defeat that opinion of mine.

    number1k9.blogspot.com/

  27. Anonymous October 24, 2008

    seeeeeeexxxxxxxxxxxxxyyy hot DAMN
    Keri is a great dancer and singer!!!
    i just cant wait 4 in a perfect world
    and all u haterz go suck a d***

  28. Anonymous October 24, 2008

    Yes Keri Hilson is talented (songwriter/ vocally)
    However…I don’t think much of the song (doesn’t do her justice)…
    Video looks familiar…
    Image looks familiar…
    Song sounds familiar…

    Take a leaf from Kanye…
    DO SHU’UM DIFFERENT!!

  29. Anonymous October 24, 2008

    Keri is hott!! And I can’t wait for her new material cause her music is something different from the pack. Hope she does well.

  30. Anonymous October 24, 2008

    jackin cicic jackin jackin cici
    a

    and rihanna and beyonce

    this girl just doesn’t have it

  31. Anonymous October 24, 2008

    i agree with the view that the demo chorus was better but i did see some rihanna and aaliyah here i think keri is talented tho a gr8 singwriter which is more than can be said for some people *cough sasha cough* i hope she does well.

  32. Anonymous October 24, 2008

    I like Keri but for some reason I don’t see or buy her as a s** kitten. I know she’s young, but for some reason she seems like she’s too mature for the whole image.

  33. Anonymous October 24, 2008

    the vid is soo boring…its really weird cos i dont know y…its too similar to every other r’n’b vid…change outfits then location..its all like ‘blah’

    i see y beyonce did a straight simple vid for single ladies…it beats keri’s high budget one by a mile!!

    and i dont like how she stole concepts of rihannas videos..its too obvious

  34. Anonymous October 24, 2008

    Sorry 2 say… Keri seems real talented and with her songwriting skills etc BUT – this song & vid completely bores me. This sound, timbaland responsible – is so UNFRESH now. 4 me she lacks star quality, her voice being very normal sounding she just doesnt have the x factor or 'IT' woteva it may b. The timing of her project couldnt b at a worst time because she'scontributing nothing new with this. I'll b checking for the album tho

  35. Anonymous October 24, 2008

    ^^^^ COMPLETELY agree!

  36. Anonymous October 24, 2008

    Boring song, boring video…the whole video was a remake of Rihanna’s Umbrella, any fool in their right mind could see that…the song sounds similar to Umbrella as well, with the “Hey, Hey”….smh…I really do not see what’s the fuss about this girl…to me she has no talent at all…she’s no Aaliyah and I feel that Timbaland is wasting him time and his beats on an artist like this….the song is boring, the video is boring, and she’s boring…..and yes the mirror scene reminds me of Mary’s Just Fine video…what was she trying to do, recreate those two videos??

  37. ljohnblaze October 24, 2008

    Okay i could swear i saw Aaliyah in We Need a Resolution at the beginning of the video…

  38. Anonymous October 24, 2008

    WHAT DOES:

    "imo"

    &

    "smh"

    MEAN?????????????????????????????????????

  39. Anonymous October 24, 2008

    ^^^^^^^^^^ imo means ‘in my opinion’ and smh means ‘shaking my head’ btw i toally agree we need a resoultion was the first thing that came to mind at the beginning of the video

  40. Anonymous October 24, 2008

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    Thanks so much, when people wrote those two acronyms, I just ignored that and read everythign else, and it still read easilly so it worked!

    Thanks again @ 12:52 PM Anonymous

  41. Anonymous October 24, 2008

    the water dancing scene reminds me of umbrella even the clothes she’s wearing in thats scene looks like umbrella video. the mirror scene reminds me of SOS.

  42. Anonymous October 24, 2008

    yes nobody’s original but it isnt good that so many people can compare her to other artists video … as much as some of yall hate rihanna it has nothing to do with her voice or keri’s abilities as an artist … point is that it is the sam shyt … we know keri can write and sing but it seems as though the vid is put together from different artists … i luv me some keri and the video is hot but it screams rihanna and ciara … shoot i even saw some of those moves keri was doin in the go girl vid but i wish her the best and im rooting for her

    p.s. I have no clue what keri is saying all i hear is timbaland talking as usual

  43. Anonymous October 25, 2008

    Woaw. . . even if the video is great, im so disappointed, really…the demo version of the song was so much better (better than the “hey hey” chorus) and i dunno…it’s like we can’t find the Keri Hilson that we all know

    Still hoping she’ll break the chart 😉

  44. Anonymous October 25, 2008

    OMG!! as much as ii liike Keri Hilson She dont need to copy-the mirror and the dancing on water part coz iim sure she can come up wit her own s*** jus liik her songz bt on the other hand she still did her thang and it was hella HOOOTT!! im not hatin jus dissapointed anywayz yeah!! she was hott

  45. Anonymous October 26, 2008

    every thing in this video i’ve seen before smh

  46. Anonymous October 27, 2008

    She has some crazy resemblace to solange and beyonce – like some third knowles daughter

  47. Dwayne October 27, 2008

    WOW! LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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