Keri Hilson continues the promotion of her latest single “Lose Control,” with a performance for AOL Sessions. The singer/songwriter spoke to AOL about dealing with vocal issues earlier in her career.
What’s been the hardest thing you’ve had to overcome in your career?
I had vocal issues and I performed right through them. The world saw this happening, but didn’t know what was happening. You know, there’s so much other stuff that people don’t understand like the scheduling — I’m not complaining, because I love to work, and any opportunity you give me, I jump at the opportunity, even if it’s to my own demise. Certain situations you’re put in are to the detriment of your instrument, and a lot of damage was done. Promo days are 12 to 14 hours of talking. That is very damaging. I have no complaints, I’m over it, but it did affect me. I had to take care of it mostly while I was recording ‘No Boys Allowed.’ It’s been the hardest thing, just to fight for my health, fight for my instrument, my gift. They will abuse it if you let them. And you almost have to let them because they buy you [laughs]. Sorry [laughs].
Read the full interview Here.