Over the weekend Keke Palmer slammed Trey Songz via Instagram and Twitter after he allegedly put her in his music video, “Pick Up The Phone” without her permission. The actress stated that Songz tried to intimidate her into being in the video with food, alcohol, and “sexual intimidation.” The accusations were expressed publicly over social media.
Palmer expressed her hurt and frustration on Twitter on January 21. She tweeted, “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.”
The 23-year-old actress continued, “Just cause you give someone food and alcohol and throw in a little sexual intimidation doesn’t mean they will buckle.” Palmer continued, “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.”
Palmer also wrote on Twitter, “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!!!!!!!”
Trey Songz was not happy about Palmer’s social media statements. Songz responded on Twitter with, “Babygirl buggin. Point blank period. Got my number, coulda called, saw the cameras and the lights, heard action,” he typed. “I don’t do this twitter shit, girl you know me and got my number f–k outta here.”