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Keke Palmer Threatens to Sue Trey Songz after Music Video Release
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Summary: Keke Palmer alleges Trey Songz used “sexual intimidation” to try to force her to be in his music video.

Keke Palmer didn’t want to be in your music video, Trey Songz. And to further drive that point to the “Bottoms Up” singer, Palmer is threatening to sue him.


Palmer, 23, gave an interview to legendary TV personality Larry King recently, and she made the shocking allegation that Trey Songz, 32, used “sexual intimidation” against her. She said that she was at a “regular party,” drinking and having a good time, when she noticed a camera present. She said that she repeatedly told people that she did not want to be filmed, and that she was upset when Trey Songz used footage of her at the New Year’s gathering anyway for his new music video, “Pick Up the Phone.”

“I wasn’t in the right mind,” Palmer told King. “I had been drinking and eating and it wasn’t a professional environment. It was not a place where I’m like, ‘I’m in the right mind to decide if this works with my brand, if I like the artist, if I like what the song says.’”

Trey Songz released the video for “Pick Up the Phone” on Friday. The remix features musicians Fabolous, Travis Scott, and Young Thug, and in the video Palmer is seen taking selfies while sitting on a couch.

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Palmer who stars in Fox’s hit Scream Queens said that she did not authorize her likeness to be in the video and that she wanted to protect her brand. In addition to her appearing in the video, the song also features the rap verse “I palm her p—- like Keke / Like Keke, like Keke.”

Palmer said that she experienced “sexual intimidation” at the party. She explained that the term meant when females were “put in situations sometimes where males use their masculinity, their sexuality to taunt you.” She added that the experience was particularly difficult because Trey Songz had known her since she was a child actress.

After Palmer expressed on Instagram that she did not want to associated with “Pick Up the Phone,” the video was promptly taken down. However, Palmer said that she was still pursuing legal action.

“It’s out and it’s over, but, more so, my point isn’t to say it’s not about this person, this guy, and what he did,” Palmer said. “It’s the overall idea that you can’t just do stuff to people and it’s all right, no matter who you are.”

PEOPLE reported that representatives for Palmer and Songz declined to comment for this story.

Source: PEOPLE

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