Usher and Keke Palmer dropped their anticipated collaboration music video for Usher’s song “Boyfriend” and it isnt quite what we expected.
On Instagram Keke gave Usher his flowers sharing how much she has always admired him as an entertainer.
Usher! I remember when I was 12 and auditioned for “In The Mix” ? You have been killing it all my life. As a true lover of the arts, your talent and craftsmanship are a rare combination that I aspire to achieve as a performer. You are a living legend who is worthy of awe! Thank you for encouraging me and seeing me as the entertainer I am.
I know I’m a gUrL but when I watched your videos, I never wanted to be the girl in them, I wanted to be YOU. Thank you for making a dream come true.
Usher! I remember when I was 12 and auditioned for “In The Mix” ? You have been killing it all my life. As a true lover of the arts, your talent and craftsmanship are a rare combination that I aspire to achieve as a performer. You are a living legend who is worthy of awe! Thank… pic.twitter.com/IoBxDO72kS
— Keke Palmer (@KekePalmer) August 16, 2023
Social media spent hours yesterday ‘think piecing’ the collab many accusing Keke of being messy for collaborating with Usher after the drama with her boyfriend Darius Jackson.
According to PEOPLE In late July, Jackson received backlash for publicly criticizing the sheer dress Palmer wore to an Usher concert in Vegas.
In a now-deleted quote tweet of the former Nickelodeon star dancing with the “Love in This Club” artist, he posted, “It’s the outfit tho… you a mom.”
If a black man did what Keke Palmer is doing black women would be calling him all types of lame and corny. This is just another example of black women praising women for doing things they say they hate that men do
— Amari ? (@amarihanifahh) August 15, 2023
Disrespected her man in public, gas lit him, only to appear in the music video of the man who is the subject of their mockery. It will hit Keke Palmer when this phase is done and she calmly looks back to realize the poor choices she made. pic.twitter.com/bHoxubB6WP
— ?FEMI (@_FemiFemo_) August 16, 2023
ORRrrrrr this could be two entertainers, entertaining.
It is obvious Usher and Keke used a real life situation and turned it into a bag.
In our opinion the video was fun and very light.
Keke Palmer takes dig at ex Darius Daulton in Usher’s music video for new single, “Boyfriend”:
“Dammit, I missed the show! Shit, I’m so tired… I’m a mother after all.” https://t.co/N9CMZwYOot
— Pop Crave (@PopCrave) August 16, 2023
Keke Palmer ate this ??? pic.twitter.com/MhiOFXdo45
— Brooklyn White-Grier (@brooklynrwhite) August 16, 2023
Keke Palmer and Usher had the chance to do the funniest shit ever…AND THATS EXACTLY WHAT THEY DID ? pic.twitter.com/09DVQW82uB
— onna?? (@onnaelise10) August 15, 2023
Keke Palmer said, "hang on let me do something iconic in this Usher video real quick." pic.twitter.com/NW9Sx6cznp
— Jarett Wieselman (@JarettSays) August 16, 2023
Y’all are so goofy. Literally none of this would be a big deal if her loser ass baby daddy didn’t get on Twitter in his feelings that his girl was at a damn concert lol. Keke Palmer is an actress, an entertainer, her being in a music video is not new.
— What if there’s beach? (@NobodyButNori_) August 16, 2023
Keke said “I’m a mother after all” pic.twitter.com/gmRq2erYm0
— ?XΞPHIROX? ? (@XephiroX_) August 16, 2023
Keke and Darius are no longer together
People is also reporting that on the heels of Keke Palmer teaming up with Usher for his new song “Boyfriend,” a source says her estranged partner, fitness instructor and actor Darius Jackson, is making new moves of his own.
“He’s moved on,”.
According to the source, Jackson is focused on an acting career and wants to put the drama behind him.
In terms of co-parenting, the pair are making it work, adds the source: “You don’t have to be in the same household to be good parents.”
Neither have addressed the status of their relationship publicly.
A rep for Palmer declined to comment.