Lil Wayne is back on the road this summer, and Keri Hilson is one of his four supporting acts on the “I Am Still Music” tour. Sure, the two artists know each other; Weezy even had a verse on Hilson’s single, “Turnin’ Me On.” But that doesn’t mean the two are hanging out every day, or even saying hello… or for that matter, even seeing each other.
“Fifth show and I haven’t seen him yet,” Hilson revealed in her dressing room last week at Toyota Pavilion at Montage Mountain. The interview aired Monday evening on “The Ralphie Radio Show.” “We are in our own world, preparing for every show, every day.”
Hilson did catch Wayne’s set a couple nights prior, and was nothing but complimentary towards the Young Money emcee.
“He has a lot of fun on stage,” Hilson observed. “That’s the one thing you can’t take away from Wayne, you will have fun watching him. He’s just such a character.”
The singer/songwriter also paid props to another artist that she’s collaborated with: Ester Dean. Like Hilson, Dean both pens and sings songs. Her 2009 hit “Drop It Low” helped to establish the latter. Since, Dean has written big hits for Rihanna, Nicki Minaj, and Katy Perry. She also wrote Hilson’s next single, “Lose Control.”
“I love the video, too,” Hilson added. “It’s one of my favorite videos I’ve ever done.”
The song features Nelly and is on Keri’s latest album, No Boys Allowed.