Sometimes, when things fizzle out in a relationship, both parties feel that itch to let a little shade fly in their ex’s direction via social media. Others tend to take the high road, keeping their page cute while healing from their breakups offline. Keri Hilson and former pro football player Ricardo Lockette did a little bit of both when announcing their split this week.
Ricardo posted the above inspirational quote. Based on the caption “Wish you the best beautiful,” many felt it was a clear indication that he had parted ways with the “Pretty Girl Rock” singer. If you look closely, you’ll see he tagged some widely followed celebrity pages including The Shade Room, Baller Alert and MTV. Seems a bit much for an innocent inspirational post, amiright?
That post didn’t get past Keri for one second. The singer took to Twitter with a not-so-subliminal message to her ex-boyfriend.
A “mistake” is usually the word people prefer to use when it really was a RISK they DECIDED to take. But word to the wise, make sure you can handle both outcomes. ✌
— Keri Hilson (@KeriHilson) December 11, 2017
His response was anything but subtle. (Ladies, we know how that “lol” can get under our skin.)
Lol wish you the best!! https://t.co/s9YoUMRu9m
— Ricardo Lockette (@RicardoLockette) December 19, 2017
Keri and Ricardo began dating this summer, to the surprise of everyone who remembered her saying that she would no longer date rappers, actors, and ball players. Following her break up with basketball player Serge Ibaka one year earlier, she told Rolling Out, “It wasn’t ’enthralling’ for me to date an athlete. It was on my list of “not to dos” — no rappers, no actors and no ball players. I broke my rule because I thought I found someone different … It wasn’t an attraction to the status and the money.”
Well, now that Keri is back on the market, all of the regular degular guys are pleading their case:
. @KeriHilson says she just wants a regular and loyal guy. If you are that guy, feel free to shoot ya shot with the confidence of Swaggy P with the game on the line https://t.co/L0ypkt0w8G pic.twitter.com/85pODu9fDj
— Robert Littal (@BSO) December 19, 2017
Heeeeeeeeeeeey big head @KeriHilson
— Lee ✊ (@CleverLee_Dope) December 19, 2017
" Keri Hilson is trending"
Twitter: has she released a new song??
" No, she is now single"
Twitter: Hey Keri pic.twitter.com/G93K6NXxWl
— MutebiAlexKato (@mutebilx_qato) December 19, 2017
Oh so Keri Hilson single now? BET pic.twitter.com/IDtnw2d58b
— Mans Not Hot Ent (@Just_JayyTee) December 19, 2017
Listen. It’s time. I know you’re tired of dudes not acting right & coming up w/ bs excuses for their trash ways. Let me be that breath of fresh air you need. That regular & loyal guy you’re yearning for.. look no further. I’m here. It’s me. Let me love you. I’m here @KeriHilson
— ♛ℳelgeta Sama (@OGMelo_) December 19, 2017
God speed, fellas.
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