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Keri Hilson isn't afraid of her sexuality

American singer-songwriter Keri Hilson has hit out at claims that both she and her music videos are too sexual and explains that she isn't the first provocative artist and definitely won't be the last. 

The 'Pretty Girl Rock' star found herself targeted, specifically, because of her video and lyrics for 'The Way You Love Me', but simply explained that other acts she admires have been just as bold and she's proud to stand alongside them:

"Did it affect me? No. When you think about when TLC came out saying, 'I'm not too proud to beg - if I need it in the morning or the middle of the night,' it was very sexual and it was everything you weren't supposed to be as a lady."

"Janet Jackson was just being herself. A great performer - people said 'she's too sexual' but it never stopped her."

"Even Josephine Baker - they told her she was dancing too raunchy. She was fearless, she was bold, she went against the grain and became great. These are the kind of people that I look up to."

Watch Hilson's incredibly raunchy video for 'The Way You Love Me' here: