Darius Jackson, Keke Palmer’s lover, has been dragged through the timeline, but it appears that the Nope actress isn’t too concerned with his words. Jackson expressed his displeasure with Palmer’s dress choice shortly after Usher entertained her on stage. While her supporters piled on the online remarks, Palmer herself did not notice his viral tweets. “I wish I had taken more photos, but we were late!” I’m telling you right now that if you haven’t seen @usher, YOU MUST!! “HE WAS SO FABULOUS!!” she commented beside images of that evening’s drip.
Although Jackson likely felt some type of way about Usher getting handsy with the mother of his child, the actress applauded the R&B star’s stage presence. In fact, she went as far as saying that Usher provided her with newfound inspiration as an artist. “Giving theater, Atlanta downnn, tips and tricks and just absolutely iconic. I was truly inspired as a performer. I whooped some ass in spades too! Where is that pic of us all together with the King himself?? @noraradd,” she added.
Darius Jackson’s Initial Comments
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Keke Palmer’s Instagram post (see above) came shortly after Darius Jackson suggested that her outfit wasn’t appropriate for a mother. “It’s the outfit tho… you a mom,” he tweeted, leading ot a flurry of backlash. Still, he wasn’t deterred from his stance on Palmer dress, even as many accused him of being jealous toward Usher. “We live in a generation where a man of the family doesn’t want the wife & mother to his kids to showcase booty cheeks to please others & he gets told how much of a hater he is,” he added in a follow-up tweet.
He continued, “This is my family & my representation. I have standards & morals to what I believe. I rest my case.” However, fans quickly brought up a tweet from 2020 where he admitted that he projects his issues onto others when he begins to feel envious. “When I get insecure about myself, I start to divert my issues instead of acknowledging it,” the tweet reads. It seems that all of the backlash seemed to get under his skin and he eventually deactivated his account. Check out Keke Palmer’s response above.