Keri Hilson’s music has been on pause for close to a decade. Her last project, No Boys Allowed, dropped in 2010 a year after her debut album. Since then, Hilson apparently focused on her acting career appearing in a handful of movies, including Think Like A Man. While she is experiencing success in a different field of entertainment, fans are still clamoring for new music. 

The “Pretty Girl Rock” artist explains the holdup in an Instagram post that might soon be deleted. 

Keri Hilson Explains Album Delay In Open Letter: Greed, Burned Bridges & Faith
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“My truth is, I’d love nothing more than to release this incredible music I’ve been ‘sitting on,’ and I’ve been trying for years for that to occur. There have been so many blockages I have constantly fought myself to not directly speak about…wisdom,” she wrote in the open letter. “I’ve lost some pivotal characters in the process of stepping away for my wellbeing….though I was prepared for the possibility that some wouldn’t understand or lose faith in me as an artist while I dealt w/ the trials of my life, it still hurts.”

She goes on to describe the necessity of cutting the ties of toxic relationships: “But I accept the fact that some relationships have just run their course. Other figures of my past are greedy, unreasonable & refuse to honor my growth. What I KNOW? – God is at work and in control. It’s clear that He’s been building up other parts of me.”

Keri Hilson Explains Album Delay In Open Letter: Greed, Burned Bridges & Faith
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“Music will always be a huge part of who I am, but there is a process in process…challenges that I still must overcome for that work & future work to see the light of day it deserves,” she continues. “I will emerge from this cocoon just as beautifully as I have overcome the other processes in my like that were designed to grow me.”