Keke Palmer has been getting trashed online for her part in the Trey Songz video fiasco. By her part, I mean she showed up at a party and got ambushed by cameras. Palmer alleges Trey Songz sexually intimidated her and followed her with cameras until she ended up hiding in a closet, and he still used her image in his music video, anyway. The video has been taken down, but people are still dragging Palmer, especiallyWendy Williams, who seems to hate being on the side of other women.
Weirdly, Palmer got a more balanced hearing during a Larry King Now interview, at least judging from an early clip that was released. The full interview is supposed to air on February 1, but the clip contains plenty of info.
Palmer clarifies what she meant when she claims Trey Songz used sexual intimidation on her, saying, "You know, I feel like, as a female, often I’m put in situations where sometimes males will use their masculinity, their sexuality, to taunt you. It would be like you going to a party where the biggest jock is there and the whole time he’s like, you know, ‘You can get screwed. You can get this, you can get that. You ain’t no little girl no more.’"
She also explains why she didn’t just go with the flow and do whatever two random men told her:
“Because I wasn’t in the right mind. I had been drinking and eating, and it wasn’t a professional environment. It was not a place where I’m like, ‘I’m in the right mind to decide if this works with my brand, if I like the artist.’ I don’t know nothing about the artist that’s also in the song."
Larry King asks her if she’s planning to take any legal action against Trey Songz, and she sure as hell is. She says, “Yes, I am. I mean the video is down now. But, I mean…I feel more-so my point isn’t to say it’s not just specifically about this person, this guy or what he did. It’s the overall idea that you can’t just do stuff to people and it’s alright. No matter who you are."
That is an overall idea that seems to be infiltrating public consciousness lately for some reason. Fight back, Keke!