Keri Hilson is gearing up for music’s biggest night, with two Grammy nominees for Best New Artist and Best Rap/Sung Collaboration for the chart-topping hit “Knock You Down” featuring Kanye West and Ne-yo off her debut album In a Perfect World. The songwriter/songstress reveals exclusively to OK! who her celeb crush is and one stand-out starstruck moment.
While Keri reveals she does not have a specific type, her celeb crush is model Tyson Beckford.
“He’s cute,” she tells OK!.
She admits that she doesn’t want “that football player” type man.
“He would have to know God, and stimulate mentality,” Keri says. “You don’t have to be a smart man, but I would want you to be wise and pertain to your stature of life, working towards something and I think that’s very manly.”
“There’s a difference between a boy and a man and you have to think about what you really want out of life,” she continues.
The R&B singer said she was starstruck after meeting the Jackson family.
“I met all of the Jacksons except Michael,” Keri says. “I sang last year at the VMA awards/Jackson tribute and I sang “Who’s Loving You” and killed it and all the Jacksons came out, Joe , Katherine everybody and they were all smiling while I was singing and I was performing for them and it was a real starstruck moment and I was like this is crazy.”
Reporting By Michelle Edgar