Singer/songwriter Keri Hilson says she tried to prevent the now controversial “Turnin’ Me Off” remix, that features the line “I shot the sheriff but wait till I shoot the bitches down, from being released ! Speaking with Atlanta’s V103, Hilson says “This is a true leak. I did fight this coming out.” Hilson, whose album “In A Perfect World” is due to hit stores and digital retailers March 24 after a series of delays, is reportedly unsure of how the song leaked but wants everyone to know that she thought twice about putting how she was “feeling in that moment” out there. “I didn’t want it come out because we played it for people when I did it.” “The fact that they (people) brought back names was like ‘okay that’s not the reaction that we need,’ that’s not what it’s supposed to be about”. According to Hilson, who told Ciara “it’s not about you, it’s not about nobody. It is about haters,” producer Polow Da Don agreed not to release it. However, as some critics and fans know, Polow Da Don has in the past been rumored to leak tracks such as Usher’s “Yeah”. Polow Da Don, who was in the studio with Ciara, has defended the song as well stating “At the end of the day this song was not provoked by Ciara, Beyonce or Keyshia Cole”. Not giving names, Hilson backs Polow Da Don up by saying “I’m not jealous of anybody’s career. There have been many people, specifically girls.” “It’s anybody that tried to take me down and didn’t want to see me succeed.” In related news, Ciara responded to Keri Hilson and the rumored diss being directed in her direction stating “there has never been any hatred from my end”. Keri Hilson’s debut album “In A Perfect World” featuring the singles “Turnin’ Me On” and “Energy” is due in stores March 24.
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