Keke Palmer sticks it to her ex in Usher’s ‘Boyfriend’ video
Discussing the incident of Keke Palmer responding to her ex-boyfriend Darius Jackson, the actress made a comeback by appearing in Usher’s latest music video. This comes after the controversy surrounding her outfit at Usher’s Vegas residency. In the music video for the song “Boyfriend,” released on Wednesday, Palmer is seen preparing with her friends while wearing a robe, sports bra, and boxers. She later changes into a black bodysuit and sweatpants, referencing the revealing bustier bodysuit and sheer dress she wore in July. The lyrics of the song seem to be a playful jab at Jackson, implying that he is searching for her. Towards the end of the video, Palmer tells her “boyfriend” on the phone that she missed the fictional concert because she was tired, emphasizing the fact that she is a mother. By appearing in Usher’s music video, Palmer takes a dig at her ex-boyfriend who criticized her outfit when she attended his concert. Her ex-boyfriend had expressed disapproval of the sheer dress she wore by tweeting, “It’s the outfit tho.. you a mom.” This tweet received backlash, leading him to delete his social media accounts. Palmer, who is also a mother, shared photos of the outfit and mentioned that they were running late. In the music video, Palmer can be seen dancing in a sports bra and boxer shorts. Palmer and Jackson ended their two-year relationship following his controversial remarks. Despite this, Palmer seems to have the last word by appearing in Usher’s music video.
Talk about letting it “Burn.”
Keke Palmer clapped back at her ex-boyfriend Darius Jackson as she stars in Usher’s latest music video, with the “Nope” star’s appearance following the outfit-shaming controversy sparked by her appearance at the singer’s Vegas residency.
In the symbolism-heavy video for the new song, titled “Boyfriend,” which was released Wednesday, Palmer, 29, gets ready with her girlfriends in a robe, sports bra and boxers before slipping into a black bodysuit and sweatpants — in a reference to the sexy bustier bodysuit and sheer dress she wore in July.
Lyrics to the song, which seem to be a clear tongue-in-cheek dig at Jackson, include: “Somebody said your boyfriend’s lookin’ for me / Well that’s cool, that’s cool / Well he should know I’m pretty easy to find / Just look for me wherever he sees you.”
And, at the end of the video, she says to her “boyfriend” on the phone that she missed the fictional concert because, “I was so tired. I am a mother, after all,” with a knowing wink to the camera, referencing her now-ex’s complaints.
The revealing looks likely wouldn’t have received the stamp of approval from Jackson, who tweeted, “It’s the outfit tho.. you a mom,” on his now-deleted Twitter account alongside a viral video of his then-girlfriend being serenaded by Usher.
The personal trainer and actor received plenty of backlash for his outfit-shaming tweet and eventually deleted his social media accounts after his girlfriend’s fans flooded the comments sections in her defense, though not before he doubled down on his stance, proclaiming that he had “morals” and “standards” for the mother of his child.
The “Hustlers” actress and mom of one — who welcomed her son, Leodis Andrelton Jackson, with Jackson in Feb. 2023 after 2 years of dating — went on to share photos of the outfit, writing, “I wish I had taken more pictures but we were running late.”
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Palmer and Jackson broke up after two years of dating in the wake of his controversial remarks, as People reported Wednesday.
“He’s moved on,” an insider told the magazine.
Perhaps Jackson may be more approving of Keke’s other outfit in the dream sequence video, which saw the star and the “Confessions” crooner sport the same brown leather jacket and white T-shirt as they sing and dance in a casino.
It seems like Keke is having the final word.