If you know anything about R&B singer Keri Hilson, then you know her for secular songs like ‘Turnin Me On’ and ‘Pretty Girl Rock.’ But Keri Hilson is much more than a pretty girl. She’s a woman that’s had tough trials in recent years and she credits her faith in Jesus Christ for bringing her through.
Hilson’s public feud with Beyonce, a battle with depression and a deep-seeded desire to find love left the Interscope Records artist searching. It was this search that led her to rededicate her life to the Lord.
In an interview with Global Grind, while promoting her bit part in the hit action film Riddick, the singer opened up about her love of God and her relationship with NBA star Serge Ibaka that she feels was heaven-sent.
“I hear that I’m glowing. That’s the word that I hear most often, for the past six months of my life, that I’m glowing. I don’t know what’s changed. I’ve been in a relationship for a year. I rededicated my life to Christ in April 2012,” she said. “I came out of a really dark depression. I am happy and I’m glad people can see when you are genuinely happy.”
When asked whether she reconnected “with the Lord first, or with love first,” Hilson answered, “The lord. I actually met him (Serge Ibaka) maybe six months after I rededicated my life to Christ.”
While the professed Christian entertainer views her professional athlete man as a gift from God, she further believes he was a tool to help her open her heart and trust God more.
“I also felt like God is a comedian, for real. He gave me everything I wanted and everything I thought I didn’t want. You know? He’s like, ‘Ha! You’ve got to trust me. Stop putting limits on who I am and what I do.’ I absolutely had limits – I had parameters,” she explained.
“I had a huge blockage on the types of guys I would date and just when I was – I had tweeted something, ‘I guess it’s time for me to adjust the parameters of dating,’ or something like that, and it was months before meeting him actually, but it was just saying that sometimes you have to trust God and stop putting rules and limits and parameters on things. The moment I accepted that, was the moment he came my way.”
Hilson is a part of a growing number of mainstream performers who are openly professing Christianity. Watch Hilson talk about her small role in the new movie Riddick below.