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Keke Palmer Shares The Career Advice R. Kelly Gave Her When She Was Younger

It's pretty good advice.

We all know by now that Keke Palmer is multi-talented. She can act, she can sing, she can dance, and she could probably even make a good living as a motivational speaker if she wanted to.

Still, as hard as it is to believe, there was once a time when Keke shied away from being her multi-talented self. Billboard recently caught up with Keke backstage at the iHeartRadio Music Festival, where she opened up about the career advice she received from R. Kelly that helped her to embrace being herself.

"When I was younger, I always felt like I had to separate [singing and acting]," she explained. "But I spent a lot of time working with R. Kelly and one thing that he told me, he was like, 'Keke, you don't need to shy away from your acting. You bring that to a part of your music. You make that take your music to the next level.'"

You gotta admit it — whether you like R. Kelly or not, that's actually really good advice. You can check out Keke discussing her upcoming projects, including new music (!!!), in the clip below.

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