Keke Palmer spoke out a few weeks ago after allegedly being filmed without her permission at a party with Trey Songz. The footage went on to be included in a music video and Palmer was not pleased. Check out her statement below:
This is preposterous. How am I in this video Trey? After you found me in a closet HIDING because I was so afraid of anymore conflict. Literally my last option was to hide because you all would not listen when I said I did not want to be in the video the FIRST time. Just cause you give someone food and alcohol and throw in a little sexual intimidation doesn't mean they will buckle. Yet, you still disrespected me as a young women, whom you've known since she was TWELVE. YOU STILL, defied my wishes and in turn showed your lack of respect for a brand that took me fourteen years to build and put me in the video against my wishes. Come on bruh, I clearly said no and you said okay, yet I was being secretly filmed when you told me "let me just show you the idea"?? Wow. This is what I'm referring to in my previous post, this is the sexism and misogyny I refer to because if I was a dude, he wouldn't have even tried me like this. Let this be a lesson to all, I'm not for the bullshit. I'm serious about my business and you will not use my likeness without MY permission. When you in front of a boss you treat them like one, like I treat YOU. NO MEANS NO!!!!!!! People have to listen to women and stop questioning them and their intelligence. Speak up, cause when you look someone in the face and they say "I understand. You don't have to feel pressured to do the video" and they STILL put you in it, it is a violation. It would be great to be able to handle these things privately but why when they aren't respected?
Well, Trey Songz has finally responded. In an interview with The Breakfast Club, he said, “Ain’t nobody put her on camera without asking. There’s a sign on the door: you step on the premises, you will be recorded. Point blank period. I don’t have to say nothing else about nothing.”
Palmer went on a whole press tour promoting her new book I Don’t Belong To You: Quiet the Noise and Find Your Voice and she mentioned the Trey Songz incident on shows like Wendy Williams and The View.
Supposedly, the situation is resolved for Palmer, but we’ll see if she reacts lightly to Trey Songz’s recent statements. You can see Trey Songz’s full interview below.