Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Late night booty slap

A booty slap was the last thing I expected to see when I stayed up last night to watch Keri Hilson and Kanye West perform "Knock You Down" on Late Night with David Letterman.

Kanye had already said the word, "bitch" in the performance. Although it's in the song I didn't expect to hear that on the show, but I guess anything goes on late night TV.

The biggest surprise came at the end when the always controversial Kanye gently slapped the booty of singer Keri Hilson.

It was definitely planned. Probably as planned as Justin Timberlake and Janet Jackson at the Super Bowl when the infamous "'wardrobe malfunction" happened.

In my eyes, this "booty slap" was for this purpose -- so people would talk about it the next day.

Perhaps this is an effort to get people to start talking about Keri Hilson so her album can go platinum. I wouldn't really be surprised because it's clear that people will stoop very low to get success in this business.

Hilson's album -- In a Perfect World -- came out at the end of March and it's a really good debut album for the young singer from Atlanta.

Overall, the performance was pretty good. Keri could use a few lessons from Beyonce on giving more emotion in her performances, but she'll get better with time.

Check out this video:


n.harlem said...

If Keri gave Beyonce some of her interviewing skills, and Bey gave Keri some of her stage emoting skills, then I think they'd both be better off.

Darren Sands said...

They just had U2 all last week. Talk about a huge step down. She's wack!

Yeezy was cool.

Latiya A said...

For her to talk a lot of smack about Beyonce she took a page out of her book. Remember the Deja Vu performance from the BET awards? Jay did the same thing to beyonce the ony difference is it was cute b/c they're a couple. I'm glad Kanye finally got a haircut, now we just need to work on Jay if he hasn't cut it already...