Keri Hilson breezed back home Thursday night for a brief performance at Mason Murer Fine Art Gallery in Atlanta.
The invite-only event, sponsored by Hennessy Black to celebrate the Metro PCS launch of the 4G LTE Samsung mobile phone, worked well in the airy gallery, even if it isn’t a prime concert space.
Not that it mattered much, considering Hilson, looking typically luminous in a black and cream striped ensemble, sang to a track for about 15 minutes.
During the four-song set, which included “Hustler,” “Knock You Down” and “Pretty Girl Rock,” Hilson was surrounded by a phalanx of camera-wielding fans all but shoving their hardware in her face.
But Hilson managed to create enough personal space to sing, telling the ladies in the crowd of a couple of hundred, “The biggest mistake I ever made was that I was dealing with a bunch of boys, not men. So that means, no boys allowed.”
The tie-in to her album, also called “No Boys Allowed,” wasn’t exactly subtle, but her girl power patter is what endears her to her female following.
Hilson can next be seen Tuesday on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” (4 p.m. WXIA).