Serge Ibaka and Keri Hilson

Serge Ibaka and Keri Hilson

*Keri Hilson gets candid about her split from Serge Ibaka in a new interview with

While promoting her role in the new film “Almost Christmas,” the R&B singer was asked about the attraction of dating an NBA player.

“It wasn’t ‘enthralling’ for me to date an athlete. It was on my list of ‘not to dos’ — no rappers, no actors and no ball players,” she continued. “I broke my rule because I thought I found someone different … It wasn’t an attraction to the status and the money.

“I am no different from other women when it comes to attraction to qualities of a man. I am pretty level headed. I want someone who loves God genuinely and respects women, [is] loyal. All the same things every woman wants.”

Keri and Serge began dating back in 2012.

“I think I am an exception to the rule when people think of R&B ‘divas.’ I thought I found someone who’s also an exception,” Hilson said.