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Keri Hilson vs. Ciara: CeleBeauty Deathmatch – Who’d You Rather…

Yeah, yeah, yeah… Don Cusack in High Fidelity is in stores and on iTunes and all that jazz. On the real, though, fuck all that deep, introspective, artist-dissecting –his-own-art shit… Let’s talk about women.

Specifically Keri Hilson and Ciara.

First off, let me just say that both of these women are absolutely gorgeous, and before all the testosterone-fueled commenting starts up; any guy would be lucky to date either of them. With that said, let’s keep it all the way funky. In my mind they both kinda owe a debt to Aaliyah. I’d say that for Ciara more so than Keri, but they both, in a weird sort of way, owe her legacy a debt.

This post ain’t about that, though. This post is about who’s hotter. Not more talented, not who has better SoundScans numbers, but visually who excites you more.

This question has been running around my mind ever since I saw Ciara’s video for “Ride,” and then re-watching her video for “Promise.”

For some reason, right after I was struck with a sudden urge to look at Keri Hilson and remembering just how bad she is. Talk about fun to look at. But hold up, though… The “Promise” video…

Yeah… Um, this may be a tie.

Nah, I gotta be resolute on this one, I gotta pick one…

Realistically, you wouldn’t have a choice (or shot in hell at getting either one), and ideally you wouldn’t have to choose. But hypothetically I’ma go ahead and rock with Keri. I can watch the video for “Knocks You Down” over and over and never get tired of it.

Maybe it’s the slow motion shots of her falling on the bed. Maybe it’s the shots of her writhing around bed. Maybe she’s just fine as hell. Just something about her does it for me and I honestly can’t really put a finger on it but I can put a finger on what it is about Ciara that knocks her out of the running for me:

Her dancing.

Yes, she can dance and dances very well. She’d dance circles around Keri probably, but she also reminds me of Michael Jackson/Usher when she pop locks and frankly that doesn’t do much at all for my libido. When she’s standin’ around stretching and shit, though… Yes.

Like those scenes in the “Ride” video where she is just leaned up against that car being all lanky and oiled up and shit. Yeah, she’s a bad muthafucka, too, but when she breaks out into that hard ass electric boogaloo I just cant really rock with it. Even the booty poppin’ is a little too herky jerky for the kid.


Okay, so I gotta ask y’all: Who is more “stimulating?” It seems pretty evenly split with the majority of women saying Ciara and the majority of men saying Keri. I wish I had a theory for that, but I don’t. At any rate, let’s see if this holds true here, too.


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