Timbaland and Keri Hilson
*Timbaland and Keri Hilson are both musicians who know what it’s like to be misunderstood in the public eye, which is why they have collaborated on a new apology track entitled “Sorry” for Timbo’s new album “Shock Value III.”
Keri Hilson has been accused on having beef with Beyonce for the past few years. The BeyHive, Beyonce’s fanclub, has been putting Keri through the ringer for allegedly shading Bey in interviews and photos and sending subliminal tweets. Things really erupted when Keri released her 2009 remix of “Turnin’ Me On” where was taking shots at some other singer who fans assumed was Beyonce.
Timbaland had his own public beef with Jay Z over leaked tracks from the “Blueprint III” album.
“Me and Jay fell out, I missed his 40th, he didn’t miss mine he did send me a gift. But I missed his, and it was over petty stuff, it was more personal stuff and disagreements it was not no industry related, it was more personal and I was wrong,” Timbaland revealed during a sit down with Diddy’s Revolt TV.
He also teased a few verses from the new apology track, while revealing Keri’s contribution.
“My verse I’m saying like, ‘We copped the same Range. We talked to the same dames. Same things, same lane. Now we see each other, don’t even speak…Accept my apology.’ It’s like a Tupac kinda s–t. It’s deep. It’s pretty deep.[...]Keri actually tells a story about the whole Beyonce thing and how she was sorry about it because she really wasn’t talking about Beyonce but other people.”
Well Jay had a different account of their fallout during his interview with BBC’s Zane Lowe, despite Timbaland’s claim that it wasn’t industry related.
“He was still on Blueprint 3, but the fallout happened at the end of that album. A couple of songs was getting leaked that was his songs. That whole thing was just like…it just ruined the whole process. I wanted him and Kanye to produce — Kanye was the executive producer of Blueprint III and was like, “Let’s get Tim.” We were all inviting to him, and he just wasn’t accepting of the process. It seemed like it was more about him than the actual album.”
Jay also added, “When you go in and you make an album, you have to put all ego aside. I’m putting ego aside. Everyone has to put ego aside for the sake of the project. He wasn’t accepting of that. That was almost the last straw type of thing, so we just went our separate ways. After those concerts and he came back, I’d seen a new Timbaland. He had this maturity and this growth. I was like, “Oh, okay, this is gonna work out.”
Timbaland is now signed to Roc Nation and worked with Jay-Z again on Magna Carta Holy Grail.
Watch Jay and Tim talk about their old beef below: