Keke Palmer is planning to pursue legal action against singer Trey Songz after he shared a video using unauthorized footage of the actress.
Palmer told Larry King, “The video is down now, but more so my point isn’t to say…it’s not just specifically about this or about this guy and what he did, it’s the overall idea that you can’t just do stuff to people and it’s alright, no matter who you are.”
Songz and Palmer have been going back and forth since the video for “Pick Up the Phone” was released, with Songz telling fans on Instagram, “So sorry for those that believe everything without knowing anything. However, I cannot devote my life to responding to, or clearing up every side of every story you hear about me, when would I actually live? I know my character, I know my truth, I know my heart. God does too.”
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Palmer has vehemently denied giving permission for her likeness to be used in the video, telling King she first said no to the producer, then to Songz’s assistant, then to Songz himself, adding that she was attending a normal party in Miami that somehow turned into a video shoot. Palmer also alleged that Songz used “sexual intimidation” against her to try to persuade her to appear in the video.
“I feel as a female often I’m put into situations sometimes where males will use their masculinity or their sexuality to taunt you,” she told King. “I hate to have to say that and make it known, but I’m not the first person who’s gone through this, people go through it all the time. This was one of my first major experiences with it.”
Watch the rest of her interview with Larry King below.