Keke Palmer, renowned actress and singer, delivered a subtle yet empowering response to her son's father, Darius Jackson, after he criticized her outfit choice. Palmer attended Usher's Las Vegas residency donning a black bodysuit under a sheer dress, eliciting a negative comment from Jackson on social media.
In his tweet, he remarked, "It's the outfit tho... you a mom." Turning adversity into opportunity, Palmer ingeniously capitalized on Jackson's remarks by launching a line of "I'm a motha" T-shirts, which she unveiled on Friday.
To promote the merchandise, she took to Instagram, sharing a heartwarming video of herself singing a rendition of Stevie Wonder's classic hit "Isn't She Lovely" to her child. In the caption, Palmer expressed her pride in motherhood, stating, "One thing is certain and one thing is true, IM A MOTHA, through and through!
To all my moms out there, how did your baby change you? Mine empowered me!"
Sassy Shirts: "I'm Stevie to the (BS)"
In addition to the "I'm a motha" line, Palmer introduced another clever clothing item: "I'm Stevie to the (BS)" T-shirts.
The phrase was a playful reference to a recent episode of her podcast, "Baby, This Is Keke Palmer," where she humorously declared her obliviousness to rumors and drama surrounding her relationship. Addressing the hypothetical scenario of cheating rumors, Palmer declared, "I'm blind.
I'm Stevie Wonder to the (BS)." She emphasized her preference for keeping personal matters private and handling them behind closed doors. Despite the backlash received by Jackson for persisting in his critique of Palmer's outfit, he stood his ground, defending his values and principles.
In a subsequent tweet, he expressed, "This is my family and my representation. I have standards and morals to what I believe. I rest my case." Palmer, unyielding in her response, further responded to Jackson's comments by sharing a TikTok video on Friday.
The clip showcased her dancing alongside an audio excerpt of herself declaring, "So if you gonna act up, I'm about to link up." This line alluded to an interview she had given to Them magazine in June, where she discussed her fluid sexuality and open-mindedness towards relationships.
Palmer confidently asserted, "I got millions of buckets to choose from, sweetheart. So if you gonna act up, I'm about to link up with her." The current status of Palmer and Jackson's relationship remains unclear, as neither has publicly addressed their romantic situation or any potential split.