Nickelodeon Star Says She Was Sexually Harassed by Popular Male Singer
When a musician appears in another artist’s music video, it’s usually a happy occasion….especially if the two have been friends for a long time. Keke Palmer recently found out (from fans, BTW) that she had a cameo in Trey Songz‘s vid for his new song “Pick Up the Phone,” even though she repeatedly told him she did not want to be involved.
The 23-year-old actress said that she went to a party hosted by the 32-year-old in Miami recently, expecting to simply have a chill night with friends. Instead, the R&B crooner’s people used the opportunity to get Keke to be in his upcoming MV, to which she said no multiple times. The former Nickelodeon star felt so uncomfortable and cornered the she actually hid in a closet to get away. She explained the incident further, including how Trey used “sexual intimidation” to try to get her to agree, on Instagram.
“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?”
The “Say Aah” singer definitely agreed with the last part of Keke’s post, writing on Twitter, “Babygirl buggin. Point blank period. Got my number, coulda called, saw the cameras and the lights, heard action. I don’t do this twitter s*it, girl you know me and got my number f*ck outta here.”
But it didn’t end there!! The brunette beauty clapped back at Trey in the best way possible, shutting him the eff down once and for all.
Always remember — no means no.
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