Yesha Callahan

Keke Palmer Doesn’t Want To Be Labeled As Gay Or Straight

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Keke Palmer recently turned up the heat on us a few weeks back with her steamy music video for “I Don’t Belong To You.” A clip from the sultry R&B production features the Scream Queens star in various states of undress as she sings about keeping a relationship on the down low. She argues with the guy she’s seeing before showering and ending up on the doorstep of a woman, played by Cassie.

Since then folks have been bombarding her with questions about her sexuality, wondering if they should take that video as a hint that Keke might be gay or bisexual.

“I don’t feel the need to define nothin’ to nobody, because I’m always changing,” she told People. “Why say that I’m this or that when I might not be tomorrow?”

She then went on to address the music video:

“The video was to represent the young woman today — it’s not the traditional woman anymore — and not the specifics of ‘Am I gay? Am I straight? Am I bi?’” she added. “I’m making the rules for myself, and I don’t have to be stuck down to one label. I’m gonna follow my own feelings and my own heart.”

What do you think of Keke’s response to the speculations? Check out the video and let us know!

  1. December 22, 2015 - Reply

    Another lesbian for ratings. Sigh.

  2. December 22, 2015 - Reply

    Omg! Here we go…

    She is about to give into the infotainment business!

  3. December 22, 2015 - Reply

    I like to think I’m open minded but when celebrities do things like this I can’t help but question whether or not they’re being genuine. But then again, who cares?

  4. December 22, 2015 - Reply

    She’s young…

  5. December 22, 2015 - Reply

    People will debate about sincerity. Yet, the fundamental point is that it’s her business. It’s her body, her sexuality, and her life. I wish the best for her.

    • December 23, 2015 - Reply

      @truthseeker2436577@yahoo.com

      LOL! Truth, you are right. It’s her body, her sexuality and her life, but if we’re honest, they created this to get people talking. They make us want to care and then turn around and say, “It’s my business.” SMH.

      • December 23, 2015 - Reply

        @Noirluv45

        LOL. I feel you Sister. In many cases, sex sells. She or Keke has a strong work ethic and great talent. Me personally, I’m not concerned about who she is dating to be honest. Many celebrities do want us to care as you have stated.

        Also, this winter is rather warm. I want to see some real cold. LOL.

        • December 23, 2015 - Reply

          @truthseeker2436577@yahoo.com

          Yep, Sex sure does sell. What happened to the days when people had talent and didn’t need props. If and when they used sex, it was in addition to the talent they had. I don’t care either, Truth.

          Isn’t this a warm winter? I love nice, cold weather as long as I can stay home. LOL! I was hoping for a snowy Christmas too.

          • December 23, 2015 - Reply

            @Noirluv45

            Preach Sister.

            We live in a new time. Some people obsess with using props and sex in a degrading way as a way for them to try to get money. Some folks sold their souls literally for the industry. Back then,there was Diana Ross, the Emotions, the Dramatics, Chaka Khan, etc. Today, many artists are speaking words incoherently, and only talking about a handful of things. There will be many great artists in any generation like Monica, Brandy, Naomi Wachira, etc. It is just that the mainstream media has regressed in terms of who they prop up on many occasions.

            It is a warm Winter. Hopefully, January will be colder. Some people dream of white Christmas. LOL. I won’t go there. ROFTL. Hopefully, the snow will come later on in 2016.

            • December 23, 2015 - Reply

              @truthseeker2436577@yahoo.com

              No, YOU preach, brother. LOL! You hit the nail on the head. The artists that you mentioned above used props as enhancements no to cover up what they lacked. I love Motown because Berry made sure his artists were groomed. They know how to act. Can you imagine if social media was popular back then? I’ll bet Berry would’ve give them instructions on what to say and what not to say.

              It is a warm winter. Since it’s just the beginning, it may get colder. I hope so as it kills all the bugs. It’s funny, Truth, because our first Christmas when we moved to L.A. in 1970 was 85 degrees! Now I had come from Oregon, so it did not feel like Christmas. LOL. LOL! about leaving the white Christmas convo alone!

              • December 23, 2015 - Reply

                @Noirluv45

                Motown artists back then showed messages of love, civil rights, and black empowerment. Marvin Gaye’s What’s Going On was about opposing the Vietnam War and being conscious. Aretha Franklin’s Respect dealt with empowering women. I thank God social media didn’t exist back then. Berry Gordy cared for his artists. These old school artists had great soul. People better ask somebody. Lol.

                85 degrees is unheard of for me. I like snow. Oregon will have a much colder Christmas. I am glad you are having fun. We need humor at times. You been dropping them jewels too. 🙂 The cold weather makes me more sleepy.

          • December 23, 2015 - Reply

            @Noirluv45

            I think those days ended when record execs started giving deals to anyone who has the right look rather than talent. Many artist have nothing to rely on but props and selling sex. I’m not saying Keke doesn’t have talent as a singer. But, I do think she is falling for the trap of letting the props/controversy sustain the career rather than the work.

            • December 23, 2015 - Reply

              @Ang

              Keep telling the truth, Ang. I’ve always wondered how many of these singers today will be remembered 20-30 (or maybe shorter) years from now. These artists are being pimped by these record execs, and I guess they think many of us won’t be able to distinguish talent from b.s. I agree with you, too, that she’s falling into the trap.

              • December 23, 2015 - Reply

                @Noirluv45

                Most of them se going to regret so much 20-30 years from now.

              • December 23, 2015 - Reply

                @Noirluv45

                Tabernacle, preach.

      • December 23, 2015 - Reply

        @Noirluv45

        So true. We all know that with the state of music right now R&B doesn’t get much attention. She knew this video would not get talked about unless she did something controversial. Nothing new here.

        • December 23, 2015 - Reply

          @Ang

          Exactly, Ang! Instead of talent, they use all kinds of ploys to get attention. Lord knows being gay or alluding to it is one of them.

          • December 23, 2015 - Reply

            @Noirluv45

            Girl yes. Hollywood has gone from advocating for gay rights to exploiting the attention the movement is getting. It’s now trendy to talk about being bi and if nothing else it is almost guaranteed to garner attention. It’s so transparent.

            • December 23, 2015 - Reply

              @Ang

              Yes! Oh, and have you noticed the transgendered obsession lately? It’s very transparent, Ang. I wonder how many people can see through this nonsense? Many of these HW execs are probably gay themselves. I’ve heard some behind-the-scenes stories about how many of these young male artists have to give up something in order to rise along the ranks. I wouldn’t doubt it.

              • December 23, 2015 - Reply

                @Noirluv45

                Absolutely. Have you noticed that it’s always men wanting to be women who get the attention? I think a lot of people see through it but are afraid to say so because you get accused of being a bigot anything you say something that goes against the grain. As long as they can silence people they can do what they want. It’s started to feel like they are mocking women and daring us to say something so they can check us. I wouldn’t be surprised about anything foul going down in HW. As long as there are desparte people wanting to be famous there will be creeps to take advantage of them. Some folk don’t even mind being used as long as they get the money and fame.

        • December 23, 2015 - Reply

          @Ang

          I agree. Also, great R&B records are ignored. Like Monica’s Code Red album is a classic. Tamar Braxton’s recent album is a classic too.

          • December 23, 2015 - Reply

            @truthseeker2436577@yahoo.com

            I love Monica. She makes good timeless mhsic. I still like her first album. She also has been successful in the industry since she was 14 years old and has remained grounded and avoided gimmicks such as this one by Keke. I haven’t heard the Code Red album. I’ll have to check that out.

            • December 23, 2015 - Reply

              @Ang

              Monica did her thing on Code Red.

              Yes, Monica has always been down to Earth from the start. She is a great artist. Code Red is her recent album that just came out in December 2015.

              • December 23, 2015 - Reply

                @truthseeker2436577@yahoo.com

                I notice that Monica has rarely been in the Hollywood scene. She seems to keep to herself and avoid the limelight outside of promoting her album. That’s likely why she has lasted so long and stayed so humble. She doesn’t put out much about her self. Even her reality show on BET focused on recording her album and spending time with her kids. It was the perfect example of using reality TV to promote your work without selling yourself for publicity.

                • December 23, 2015 - Reply

                  @Ang

                  Monica has always kept it real with her fans. That is why she has great respect among her peers and the other legends of music. She is like a great friend that you can talk to and just vibe with her music. On her reality TV show, she always talked about her children, her family, and she is a religious Sister. She constantly prays to God. Monica is upfront about the situations that she has done through. Everybody has gone through the rain at least one time in our lives and we escaped it with grace, courage, and determination. Monica is a black woman with great determination to express her gifts to the world. We all are appreciative of her humbleness and she can sang too. She not only sings. She sangs. Too many young people want a get rich quick scheme in order for them to achieve success. In order to be blessed for real, the young people will have to sacrifice, work hard, and realize that obstacles will come. Life is not easy and the obstacles in many cases help to build up character and develop resiliency. Sister Monica is a great person.

  6. December 22, 2015 - Reply

    okay…shrugs.

  7. December 22, 2015 - Reply

    If people don’t feel the need to clarify their sexuality then why do they feel the need to clarify their sexuality?

  8. December 22, 2015 - Reply

    Well funny, because I wasn’t sure if she was an actress or not because that was not clearly defined.

  9. December 22, 2015 - Reply

    Well it’s really her business. We don’t need to know all the intimate details of her life…..I just like to see her act.

  10. December 22, 2015 - Reply

    I sense a little rebellion with her. But mmmkay girl….

  11. December 23, 2015 - Reply

    Let me guess. She’s willing to go gay for pay. Another one bites the dust…

    • December 23, 2015 - Reply

      @Ms. Vee

      It’s sad isn’t it.

  12. December 23, 2015 - Reply

    They make a video knowing good and well SOME people are going to question her sexuality, but then act indignant when people ask. No, it’s none of our business, and no, many people couldn’t give rat’s behind if she slept with a martian, but they want to make it our business; thus, creating a fake controversy.

    P.S. Keke, there are traditional young women today. SMH. #brainwashed

    • December 23, 2015 - Reply

      @Noirluv45

      Exactly! If you don’t want to discuss something don’t bring it up. If you make a music video don’t act indignant when someone asks you about something you decided to portray in the video. I’m really over people making generalizations about everyone (especially women) based on their own lives. As if there are no traditional young women just because she and her friends are “experimenting.” You are right about the brainwashing.

      • December 23, 2015 - Reply

        @Ang

        Ditto! Girl, it’s clear as day. I know it was only a matter of time that they would start to poison Keke. That’s Hollyweird for ya.

        • December 23, 2015 - Reply

          @Noirluv45

          I didn’t want to say it but they got her now. I hope she doesn’t keep selling her soul to acquire success.

    • December 23, 2015 - Reply

      @Noirluv45

      I know right I just shook my head at that statement that is not all the young women today, there traditional young women as well. I don’t think she thought that out very well.

    • December 29, 2015 - Reply

      @Noirluv45

      When Amy Schumer hosted SNL, she told a joke: “We used to have Khloe [Kardashian].” That was my feeling as I listened to the song and watched the video. “Dang, we used to have Keke.”

  13. December 23, 2015 - Reply

    This is such a cheap and lazy device for creativity. Just my two cents.

    • December 23, 2015 - Reply

      @Mary Burrell

      Your 2 cents stay on point though sister!

      • December 23, 2015 - Reply

        @eLLe D.

        It sure does, Elle!

        • December 23, 2015 - Reply

          @Noirluv45

          Nor you always keep it 100 as well.

      • December 24, 2015 - Reply

        @eLLe D.

        Also, Happy Holidays to you Sister.

        • December 24, 2015 - Reply

          @truthseeker2436577@yahoo.com

          Same to you Brother T. Time to relax and eat with impunity!! LOL.

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