Ciara & Keri Hilson Encounter Backstage? / by

According to my good friends over at Rap-Up, Ciara and Keri Hilson was involved in a "spat" backstage at the"Power Live" concert in New York. The two apperently crossed paths back stage and and verbal blows began to flow causing Keri to withdraw and canceling her performance. Check out the article below.

The Atlanta songstresses were both scheduled to perform at the concert, which featured such acts as J. Cole, Diddy-Dirty Money, Fat Joe, and Rick Ross. According to the New York Daily News’ Gatecrasher gossip column, Hilson backed out of her time slot after she and the “Ride” singer were involved in a minor tiff backstage.

Sources for the newspaper then changed their stories when both artists’ publicists stepped in to do damage control. Reps for Hilson claim the ATL native wasn’t even present at the concert. Unfortunately, it seems one of the camps is withholding information. A set list sent to the publication by the publicity firm handling the “Power Live” event had Keri Hilson scheduled to perform from 8:55 p.m. to 9:15 p.m. and Ciara to go on-stage from 10:05 p.m. to 10:35 p.m.

Keri has denied beef with Ciara in a previous radio interview. When asked by Rap-Up TV in May whether her song “Basic Instinct (U Got Me)” was taking shots at her peer, Ciara simply responded, “That record right there is a song that I dedicated to my haters, and I also dedicate it to my fans though.”

The show's organizers released this statement below...

"Keri Hilson had been booked to perform at the Power Live Show On NYC’s Governor’s Island Sunday, August 22nd but was unable to perform due to matters out of her own control. Hilson, a professional who has always been a pleasure to work with, and her management, gave Power Live fair warning that she would be unable to perform. Power Live looks forward to having Keri Hilson on our bill at future events. Any statements or stories made toward issues backstage with any of our performers are false and without merit."

Well if you ask me, I think it's true. Why else would she cancel? Ciara probably hurt her damn feelings. Can't hide from each other forever. It's about time yall face one another. I feel this is all true because Keri's camp lied and said she was never scheduled to perform, when CLEARLY she's listed as an act, so why lie? They're trying to save face for Keri, cause as you can see, Ciara still did her thang and performed. All these wars, first Keyshia Coles & Nicki Minaj, now Keri Hilson & Ciara. I say lets put them in a ring and let the go at it!