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Usher doesn’t ‘see anything negative’ in Keke Palmer dancing at his Vegas show (cc: Darius Jackson)
Usher doesn't 'see anything negative' in Keke Palmer dancing at his Vegas show (cc: Darius Jackson)


Usher has responded to a viral video of Keke Palmer dancing at his Las Vegas residency that drew scrutiny from the “Nope” actor’s boyfriend on social media.

The “Caught Up” hitmaker called the video and ensuing discourse a “pop moment” that is “worth talking about” in an interview published Friday by People. In the concert clip, Usher can be seen serenading Palmer as they slow dance to his 2010 song “There Goes My Baby.”

“I think everybody’s vision or a version of what they felt happened there just leads you back to just really having a good time in Las Vegas,” said Usher, who made a memorable cameo in 2019’s “Hustlers,” starring Palmer.

Keke Palmer’s boyfriend, Darius Jackson, defended himself, then deleted his Twitter after publicly disapproving of what she wore to an Usher concert.

The concert footage of Palmer and Usher gained even more traction on social media after the “Akeelah and the Bee” star’s boyfriend, Darius Jackson, publicly shamed her for wearing a sheer dress and black bodysuit to the show.

“It’s the outfit tho.. you a mom,” Jackson replied to the clip on Twitter.

Jackson’s remark garnered instant criticism from many who saw it as a bitter attempt to exert control over the Emmy-winning actor and mother of their newborn child. In an effort to defend himself, Jackson doubled down on his unsolicited opinion of how a mother should dress.

“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 said in a follow-up tweet.

Keke Palmer has made her first direct comments about the online drama that unrolled after she was criticized online by her partner, Darius Jackson.

Palmer later waded into the online discussion about motherhood and her body in an interview with the Cut. She said that before giving birth to her son, Leodis Andrellton, she was “actually quite self-conscious.” Since then, she has become “so much more powerful” and decided to “lean into this new body.”

“Do you, new moms. Do you,” she said, adding that she appreciates the support she has received online from fellow moms.

“Girl, if there’s one person on this earth that loves you for sure, it’s that baby. Be happy, because there’s no love like it. Somebody loving you like that, hell, who cares?”

Keke Palmer’s feud with her (ex?) boyfriend is not simmering down. Fans can now commemorate the ordeal with merch, or re-create a TikTok dance to the new breakup anthem of 2023.

Shortly after attending Usher’s show, Palmer posted several photos modeling her stylish concert look on Instagram. The “Yeah!” hitmaker was quick to thank her for coming and to hype her up in the comments section.

“Every night I’m thinking about how the world now is going to react to this moment that I’ll have with whoever I’m choosing to sing to,” Usher told People.

“But it was a pop moment, and it was fun to have at least conversation going and we just keep it light. I don’t see anything negative happening in Las Vegas.”

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