— TeamKeriPoland (@TeamKeriPoland) March 14, 2016
After a five-year hiatus, Keri Hilson is returning with a new album in 2016. The R&B star’s third LP is called L.I.A.R., her first studio album since 2010s No Boys Allowed.
The album title is an acronym for Love Is a Religion. The project’s first single is the Mike WiLL-Made It-produced tune “Again,” which is set to drop on Friday (March 18). The “mid-tempo R&B anthem” is being described as her most honest song to date.
As for the album, the 33-year-old singer-songwriter promises to explain why it took her so long to release new music.
“I promise, I will tell my fans everything on this album. Why I was really gone, what actually happened, what didn’t, what I could control, and what I couldn’t,” Hilson told Rap-Up. “Never will I ever again take a break from music.”
When news broke that Ms. Keri Baby was dropping a new album, apparently the Beyhive (aka Beyonce’s fans) went on the attack via Twitter and left stinging tweets. You may recall that Hilson drew the ire of Bey stans a few years back.
“The Beyhive legit put “[Bee emojis]” all over Keri Hilson’s album announcement post. I am crying,” wrote one fan. Another person commented, “Keri hilson back though? That’s great!! And Thats nice of Beyonce to let her out of Blue Ivys guest house.”
However, there were plenty of fans who rejoiced over Hilson’s return to the R&B game. “Keri Hilson is an incredibly gifted songwriter and her music is D O P E. This third album will be nothing short of greatness, already hip,” tweeted one follower.
Read some of the positive and not-so positive reactions to Keri Hilson’s album announcement below.
Keri hilson back though? That's great!! And Thats nice of Beyoncé to let her out of blue Ivys guest house
— joey da bul (@joeybaddaa) March 14, 2016
Keri Hilson is an incredibly gifted songwriter and her music is D O P E. This third album will be nothing short of greatness, already hip.
— Thomas J. LIVE™⚡ (@ThomasJ_) March 15, 2016
Just read that after Keri Hilson announced she's coming out with an new album somebody threw a Beyoncé cd at her damn hive y'all ruthless
— India Booker (@IndianGemini01) March 15, 2016
i'm over excited for @KeriHilson comeback.. i think i won't sleep until i listen to 'AGAIN' ..hope that you feel your true fans, we love you
— Laura #KeriKrew (@TeamKeri_Spain) March 15, 2016
it's 2016 & Keri Hilson shade is still popular wtf. Like she can release an amazing song but people will still act like it's absolute trash
— ️ (@britneyraycarey) March 15, 2016
The Beyhive legit put "" all over Keri Hilson's album announcement post.
I am crying.
— Donesha A. Rose (@NESHROSE) March 14, 2016
— I SLAY (@BeynasheM) March 14, 2016
I'm actually excited for some new Keri Hilson. She used to give me some "fed up Black girl" anthems lol.
— popeyes biscuits (@eiramarreis) March 14, 2016
After waiting for 5 years, I have no prob waiting 4 more days… bruhh @KeriHilson if u even knew how happy I am right now.
— L.I.A.R (@KeriKrewVA) March 14, 2016
Watch Beyoncé release her single Friday & overshadow Keri Hilson. It’s funny bc it’s possible. Queen of Pettiness. pic.twitter.com/Bqd6bndZ7x
— GIVENCHY (@Sasha_The_II) March 14, 2016
Keri Hilson gon drop her album and everyone gon be like pic.twitter.com/jr2Pc4oykB
— Prude (@YeIIowbang) March 14, 2016