Behind The Scenes: Keri Hilson’s ‘The Way You Love Me’ Video

Published: Tuesday 30th Nov 2010 by Sam

Keri Hilson sent shockwaves across the internet upon debuting the racy video for new single ‘The Way You Love Me’ on Sunday. Since then, opinion has been markedly split; with many believing the singer-songwriter to have taken the sexy concept too far, with others feeling it just what the 27 year old needed to elevate her self to that all-important next level.

Providing clarity on the matter are our friends over at Hip-Hollywood, who were on the set of the Laurieann Gibson directed shoot. Check out their behind the scenes look at what has become one music’s biggest talking points this year (the video has garnered over 6 million views on Worldstar Hip-Hop – in 48hrs). Here Hilson, and others, explain the video’s concept in more depth.

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While I’m keen to see what flavour consequence this will have for Hilson (be it positive or negative), I’d be lying if I said I haven’t both the video and song repeat since Sunday. A testament no doubt to the power of shock and awe.

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  1. Stacy November 30, 2010

    I wonder did she practice to look that stupid licking that doorknob ?

  2. ester November 30, 2010

    keri you make me vomit!

  3. Laqueeshahdla November 30, 2010

    Shame on you Keri. Your parents must be “proud” of their daughter.

  4. ester November 30, 2010

    you used to be so beautiful now you…you know what forget it! i’ll go stan for ciara again!

  5. ester November 30, 2010

    ..someone with class! lol

  6. KERI STAN November 30, 2010

    PERSONALLY EVERYONE WHO HATES THE VIDEO CAN GO F*** OFF 🙂

    1) SHES PLAYING A CHARACTER

    2) YEAH MAYBE TO MUCH C****** POPPING

    3) IF YOU DNT LIKE THE DIRTY VERSION THERE IS A CLEAN VERSION 🙂

    4) THIS IS A NEW SIDE OF HER IT MIGHT BE 2 MUCH BUT THAT DOES MAKE HER A W****

    5) LISTEN TO THE SHES TALKING TO ONE MAN AND THATS HER MAN!

    ALL THIS BEING SAID IF KERI WAS ANOTHER ARTIST N***** WOULDNT GIVE A F*** IF SHES HALF NAKED TRYNA DANCE PELVIS THRUSTING

    SO HATE IT OR LOVE IT

    NEGATIVE PEOPLE EAT ONE FAT JUICY C***! 🙂

  7. KERI STAN November 30, 2010

    LMAO I HATE TYPOS I MENT IT DOESNT MAKE HER AN W**** 🙂

  8. h3avensent08 November 30, 2010

    does 6 millions views = RECORD/SINGLES SALES?
    i’ll wait….

  9. mindgames November 30, 2010

    awww look @ all the jealous ugly unwanted haters 🙂 keep it cute

  10. ~AalexisR~ The Summer King (The Bahamas) November 30, 2010

    YEAH KERI!

  11. FUTURESTARdelux November 30, 2010

    I hate when people give the old “she’s playing a character” that’s BS and only women like Keri and Beyonce who are afraid to admit that they are occasionally i S*** use that s***, it’s the same person and unless they have split personality there aint no character in reality.

  12. Laqueeshahdla November 30, 2010

    Keri & Beyonce are both closet whores.

  13. Lindani November 30, 2010

    I wonder who will flop more, Keri or Ciara, what do you think???

  14. NY2LDN November 30, 2010

    i have to admit the song has grown on me since seeing the video. She definitely shocked me with this, but I do think she has stepped her game up. The dancing was good…she looks great! Laurieanne did a good job directing this. Everyone needs to stop acting like they’ve never said a curse word, or had s**, or have talked about s**. People really need to get over themselves and let her do whatever she wants to do with her music and her career.

    Keri Hilson is an entertainer. She is just as much of a w**** as Eminem is a murderer, or Lady Gaga a battered wife in Texas…it’s a SONG.

  15. THEiVY November 30, 2010

    this song is horrible. the video looks like an snl spoof, and she has no body at all.

  16. iLOVE CIARA November 30, 2010

    keri sucks

  17. parisian girl November 30, 2010

    Yess keri!!!
    i love everything in this video!

  18. truth serum November 30, 2010

    Keri is a beautiful girl, but if this is what Laurieann has to offer then her career as a director needs to be cut short. The concept they are getting at seems great, but this was poor execution.

    One… the cut scene was great, although Keri is definitely no actor in this as I found her nod to her other single quite corny and the likewise lame dialogue from the other members was lame and corny as well.

    Two.. I like the freeze frames they did which reminds me of Tarantino movies and likewise the rest of the movies in that kung fu genre. However, it seems it was a waste as the “characters” in her movie had LITTLE to do with the actual video itself.

    Basically, what we got was a min and a half of an interesting prelude and then 4 mins of c****** popping that had nothing to do with the interlude and another thirty seconds of a likewise cutscene that was disconnected from the interlude and the c****** popping period.

    What would’ve been better is if they interrupted the dancing with actual footage of them completing the mission.. car chases and whatnot or how she was actually going to capture her ‘man’. Instead, they fell flat and only resulted in Keri seemingly coming off like a 2 dolla ho and receiving backlash like Kiely Williams did for ‘Spectacular’.

  19. Dummies November 30, 2010

    Keri can do what the hell she wants….It’s no different from Beyonce’s “Video Phone” And countless other videos…..And Rihanna…..She looks GREAT….I love it 🙂

  20. HALF AMAZIN November 30, 2010

    Keri tries so hard to me s***, edgy, relevant. Someone asked who’s gonna flop harder: Keri Hilson or Ciara…how about Kelly Rowland. I pick her. She seems like a nice person though. Too bad Matthew Knowles happens to good people. She’s just too late.

  21. Altered_Reality November 30, 2010

    What kills me about this whorebag is that when she first came out she kept going on about how she doesn’t have to show skin to prove anything and how she wasn’t going to use s** to sell her music. Low and behold. Freakin non singing, no talented hypocrite!

    This video is raunchy and trashy, a borderline pornography. But trust the gays to be all over it. They love naked women c****** poopy all over the stage. Y’all love to see women degrade themselves. I’m surprised there is no uproar from Trent and Sam. Had this been Rihann (who I don’t care for) we wouldn’t hear the end of it.

  22. mark ginnis November 30, 2010

    The beat is nic ethe Lyrics bad! the video appeals to the man in me but not the fan in me!

  23. elleuk November 30, 2010

    the song and video are both a skanky attention seeking hot mess.
    just utter trash, maybe her kiely the cheater h** and i can u f*** sillly for tracks cassie
    shoulld get together. there is art and expression and then theres a blatant cry of attention from a female artist who needs to act provocativly in order for anybody to mention her name.
    FAIL.

  24. luvmedj November 30, 2010

    I’m not sure wat her reason for doing this type of video was for. Because at first I was thinkin that this new album was all about “Girl Power” n all that but now she comes out the wood works with this trashy video and the lyircs? WOW. When I first heard her say the “F” word, I stopped cleanin my room n was like WAT? Wait Lemme Rewind Dat. I guess if you have an album about to come out and no hit single..TAKE DEM CLOTHES OFF n BRING OUT THE TRASHY SINGLES.

  25. credits November 30, 2010

    i guess every female single is entitled to have one at least one trashy song in their career. some may be more trashy than others but still trashy nonetheless. For ciara it was ride, for rihanna i’ll say it was rude boy, for christina it was obviously dirrty, britney probably had a few…But now you guys might be reading this comment and thinking that none of these songs go as far as Keri’s ‘the way you love me’ so i’m going to say, congratulations Keri for pushing the envelope and saying exactly what you want to say, instead of using obvious metaphores. Keri is real!!!

  26. Robier November 30, 2010

    BS. THIS IS THE MF BLUEPRINT FOR MANY TOP FEMALES YET WHEN SHE DOES IT….. SHE LOST HER MIND. PLEASE SAVE THE DELUSIONS FOR THE STUPID

  27. ERIC November 30, 2010

    The song and video might reward her with more attention, but it won’t be the respectable kind.

  28. smh November 30, 2010

    Keri HIlson should not be making music or videos like this.
    I’m very disappointed with the direction she’s chosen to take. It’s a real shame.

    As for Laurieann Gibson…this is her first & last time in the directors seat. LMAO

  29. Edison Dreams November 30, 2010

    O WHO GIVES A F***!!! im not a big Keri fan but this video is Hott! i’ll admit, i was shocked while watching it too, cuz i’ve never seen her like this b4… but she’s Grown. The majority of ya’ll thats in here sayin yall disappointed ain’t even buy her album.. So all of yall, Shut the F**# Up already. She’s been doin good lately, real. Atleast she’s improving and lets hope she keeps it up.

    Laurianne Did a great job… She’s following in Debbie Allen’s footsteps, I would want her direct my video !=D.. I give this video a 4/5*…

    P.S. I love the video but this reminds me of when Christina Millian came out with ‘Dip It Low’ to try and compete with Beyonce….. Christina looked good in that video tho….. Keri, Keep up the good work

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  30. True Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ Blue December 1, 2010

    Just because some of us don’t like this video doesn’t mean that we are prudes. There’s a difference between s*** & sensual and straight-up TRASHY. This video and song is very clearly the latter. And Keri’s clearly doing this to sell records, not because it’s the “real” her. She was already s*** when she came out, but in a classy way. Now she’s crossed over into slutty territory. It’s quite sad.

  31. Tami December 1, 2010

    This b**** is such a f****** FLOP!Like damn smh this is so f****** fake.Just be your f****** self Keri!Either way she is a f****** FLOP FLOP FLOP!Smhh!

  32. Tami December 1, 2010

    And when was the last time this b**** has a number #1 single or album on Billboard *WAIT* FLOP don’t nobody be buying her s***!Honestly I think she’ll flop more than Kelly Rowland.Lmaaao!Ciara ehhh I dunno.This is just TRASHY SHAME ON YOU KERI!

  33. beyonce2011 December 1, 2010

    shut it ppl most of you 90% of you do the same thing and like i said if you homosexual then you nasty for gettin pumped or pumpin a man. i love gays but its nasty and slutty to me. anyway this is just a movie.

    keri hilsons next promo movie clip is gonna be a whole new video and its gonna have the scene before this that shows you how keri and columbus short met and they dated and how he got into illegal drugs and why keri has to choose. i cannpt wait for the 2nd promo movie i love this chick

    wait does any other artist get these promo movies for their albums. nope

    by the way beyonce will be taking over 2011 so get ready to DAAAAANNNCE

    and ciara honey you have a new flop album on your handss

  34. Lady ‘T’ March 8, 2011

    Personally, I not a fan of Keri Hilson in the sense that I know her music. I will say, however, that she is beautiful and I’m sure she has more talent than what her new video demonstrates. Having said that, now let me say this…….Columbus (smokin hot) Short is the SEXIEST male species that I’ve EVER rested my eyes upon!!! REAL TALK

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