Keke Palmer Explains “Sexual Intimidation” & Says She’s Pressing Charges Against Trey Songz

Earlier this week, we wrote about Keke Palmer and the drama she found herself in when her “friend” Trey Songz used her image in a video for his song “Pick Up the Phone.”

For those of you who missed it, Keke expressed her outrage and disappointment in Trey Songz, who’s known her since she was 12-years-old, for essentially deceiving her into being in his music video, a video for a song that has lyrics that say, “Grab her pussy like Keke, like Keke, like Keke.”

Recently, Palmer sat down with Larry King and the two discussed the incident.

Larry asked her what we all wanted to know, what did she mean by “sexual intimidation”?

“I mean just that. Sexual intimidation. I feel as a female, often I’m put in situations where, sometimes males will use their masculinity, their sexuality to taunt you. I hate to have to bring and say that and make it known but I mean, look, I ain’t the first person that’s gone through. People have gone through this all the time, in college, in high school. But these aren’t the things that I’ve experienced. So this was kinda one of my first major experiences. It would be like you going to a party where the biggest jock is there and the whole time he’s like, ‘You can get screwed. You can get this you can get that. You ain’t no little girl no more.’”

Then he asked another pertinent question.

Are you planning to take legal action?

“Yes, I am. I mean the video is down now but I mean more so—it’s out and it’s over— but I feel more so, my point isn’t to say— it’s not just specifically about this person, this guy and what he did. It’s the overall idea that you can’t just do stuff to people and it’s all right, no matter who you are.”


You can watch Keke’s interview in the video below.

Veronica Wells is the culture editor at She is also the author of “Bettah Days.” You can follow her on Facebook and Twitter @VDubShrug.