Keri Hilson has defended the graphic subject matter of her new song ‘The Way You Love Me’.

The US singer said the song and its accompanying video – which features a number of expletives and sexual references and shows her gyrating in a leather bikini – is a reflection of her wilder side, and makes no apology for its graphic nature.

She explained to US radio station Hot 97: “I’m just saying what women really think and feel and if I’m gonna be honest about myself, I have to show that side of myself.

“You can’t have a song talking about what it’s talking about and not show a little more.”

About the tracks overtly sexual lyrics, Keri added to gossip blogger Perez Hilton: “Sometimes ‘making love’ is boring – sometimes you think ‘I don’t wanna make love tonight – just f**k me please!’ ”

The singer – who is about to release her second album ‘No Boys Allowed’ added she didn’t care it has had some bad reviews, because she knows some women are “empowered” by its message.

She added: “Even though it’s gotten crazy, crazy, crazy bad reviews, it’s also gotten some great reviews from women who respect it and women who did feel empowered by it. So that, to me, overshadowed the ones that didn’t understand it. I feel good.”

‘No Boys Allowed’ is released on December 20.