Keri Hilson’s music career was off to a great start but after she dropped her #NoBoysAllowed album, it was like sis just disappeared into the shadows.
Keri didn’t release any new music and we really didn’t see much of her out and about anymore, leaving many of her fans wondering where did Keri Baby go? Well, Keri spilled all the tea about her absence from the music scene at a recent event with the Silence the Shame organization, which aims to end stigmas around mental illness.
“Literally, seven years of my life have been a battle with depression and I can’t say that I’m all the way clear, but I’m in the clear,” the “Energy” singer said at a Silence the Shame panel in Atlanta, GA. “When ‘Pretty Girl Rock’ was at the top of the charts, I was bearing the weight of some personal and professional mistakes and they just weighed so so so heavy on my spirit, and I was just not myself.”
Keri opened up about how she was living her dream but after a bad breakup of an 11-year relationship, her depression took a turn for the worse.
“It all just kind of spiraled for me, and became something I had never been through, I had never recognized myself as a person who can’t pick themselves back up. I mean, I was literally on stage crying.”
Keri says that one way she tackles her depression is taking breaks from social media and focusing on herself.