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Keke Palmer Talks About Her Boyfriend Rodney King


18 year old Keke Palmer covers the latest issue of Vibe Vixen. Inside the issue, Keke talks about her dating outside of her race, her boyfriend Rodney King and why she has no problem doing intimate love scenes as long as theres no nudity involved.


Check out excerpts below.
On dating outside of her race
I’ve thought about it. It always seemed so difficult to me because I want to be understood culturally. When I’ve had crushes on other cultures, sometimes they don’t understand. They don’t get my jokes, they don’t get who I am or my family or anything like that. It’s not like I don’t find white guys or [other cultures] attractive, it’s just I want to be understood. 

My boyfriend now is Guatemalan and Black, and he was raised by his mother who is Guatemalan, so he’s the only Black person. It’s culturally different, but I realized I can still find a way to understand [them]. Even though everyone is speaking Spanish around me and I don’t understand it, his mother is so kind and open that there’s not a problem. I don’t feel like I’m an outsider. 
On her boyfriend Rodney King 
One day Patrick [Johnson, Jr.] came to the set of True Jackson VP, and he brought Rodney, my boyfriend, with him. My mouth dropped when I saw him, and I’m just like, Keke, control yourself! [Laughs] I was 15 years old at the time, and he was 19, so we didn’t talk or anything like that. I just always had a huge crush on him. Then when I was like 17, I talked to my parents ’cause my mom was like, ‘If you want to date somebody, I guess the oldest age would be 21.’ I just couldn’t believe that she said that to me. It really almost made my heart skip a beat because I always liked him. 
On her upcoming movie 'Virgin Mary' 
We haven’t started to film it yet, but I’m very excited because this is something new for me. People have always known me, as I said, as Keke Palmer the “good girl.” In this movie, I’m not necessarily being a huge slut, but my character is just that. She’s like, ‘I’m a sex enthusiast. That’s who I am,’ but the reason why I chose this film was because it’s different from what everybody knows me as. And this character spoke to me because she was funny, she was likeable… Even if I didn’t play the character, you would immediately love her because she’s just lovable. It’s almost like [Draya] on Basketball Wives LA. People can say whatever they want about her, but you like Draya because that’s who she is. You either like her or you don’t. No fronting, no nothing. 
On being Type cast
My family has always taught me to have morals, be a good person, you know, that whole thing. But at the same time, when I’m acting, it’s not like I’m going to turn down every role. Like, I said I would do an intimate scene if it didn’t show my whole body. It’s not like I just won’t do this or I just won’t do that, but if they can change it in a way where it could be fitting for me, then that’s okay. I’m not going to break down and do a topless scene or anything like that, but I’d probably do an intimate scene if it was like Sanaa Lathan and Omar Epps in Love and Basketball. That was classic. That wasn’t like overt or anything like that. No, I don’t want to be typecast, but I don’t want to do things that I look back on and say, ‘Well, why did I do that?’

Keke Palmer and her boyfriend Rodney King

Go Keke!

39 Reactions:

Anonymous said...

he is soooo fine

Anonymous said...

um

Anonymous said...

That's really good for Keke i love her and i think she's a great role model, she's growing up and doing her thing it's great. You go girl!

Anonymous said...

i like keke palmer she is pretty and i would like to look like her but that will never happen she is to pretty

Anonymous said...

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emmie said...

she is so cute keke i love her

Anonymous said...

cute couple love keke palmer go girl

Anonymous said...

rodney is so sexy love please date me

Anonymous said...

I don't really think Keke Palmer is that great of an actress. She was good in True Jackson VP, but I saw her in the movies Rags and she didn't do that great. She was great in Joyful Noise, though. Maybe she didn't take it [Rags] too seriously because it was a Nick movie. I wouldn't have either.

I don't really like her voice, either. But she seems genuine and sweet.

Anonymous said...

Why do I keep seeing stuff about her being married to Zac Efron? Lol I've been going crazy looking for articles because I'm like wtf? I didnt even know they were dating and now I see this. Well her and this guy make a gorgeous couple but I did kinda secretly want that Zac rumor to be true lol That would be the hottest couple in hollywood they're so beautiful....

fiona margaret said...

ilove uuuuuuuuu role model en respect yo decisions

Anonymous said...

i would love to date keke palmer

Anonymous said...

Good for u Keke. I admire u so much because your not afraid to be yourself and u inspire young adults like me to always follow your dreams. I hope your happy and u two get married.

P.S. I love ur personality in True Jackson,VP.... <3

Anonymous said...

If I ever run into keke palmer, rodney going become single... Straight going hit her with "you need to drop the scrub and get with a real thug" llab

Anonymous said...

Am happy about this interview,you the best thing you can be is to be yourself.lol

Anonymous said...

I'm jealous

Anonymous said...

She is great but her new video sucks!

Anonymous said...

Keke grown into a beautiful young lady keep up the good work .

Anonymous said...

Lucky guy!

Anonymous said...

she is beautiful and he is handsome beautiful couple. :)

Paula Hardeman said...

He is so cute go keke

Anonymous said...

well i think the two gouple is a great match made.... cause she is a great role model and i think the two of them come together will make a greater role models. i think that keke should go for it,cause if he is your dream then go for him.. he is your and your to keep!

Anonymous said...

Yo RS men she like everybody else let the celab go to her head and dnt care about anyone else the world we live in no one has a fair chances

Anonymous said...

Im really happy for her and she has grown into a respectable young lady.

Anonymous said...

lol Rodney and I played high school basketball together at Birmingham. He's a good dude happy to see him happy. I've only heard good things about her from him.

ColdWatter said...

Oh shut the fuck up

Alexandria Payton said...

he is sooooooooooooo cute and they r cute together

Anonymous said...

you go girl

Anonymous said...

they r so cute 2gether

Anonymous said...

Everyone has there opinion but you have a slightly different perpective about keke palmer shes Amazing and if she didnt take rags seriously she did a heck of a great job hiding it shes an amazing actress and her voice is like an angel singing in my ear shes amazing and its all God given talent that she takes to each level she will rise to new heights with God and she might seem sweet to you because she is. She is real not fake and thats hard to come by these days if you cant reconize talent like this I wonder what you do call talent !

Anonymous said...

Everyone has there opinion but you have a slightly different perpective about keke palmer shes Amazing and if she didnt take rags seriously she did a heck of a great job hiding it shes an amazing actress and her voice is like an angel singing in my ear shes amazing and its all God given talent that she takes to each level she will rise to new heights with God and she might seem sweet to you because she is. She is real not fake and thats hard to come by these days if you cant reconize talent like this I wonder what you do call talent !

Anonymous said...

What the hell are Ў☺ΰ trying to snatch her from her boyfriend

Anonymous said...

Is she really a virgoan?

nosipho ndlovu said...

They are like pudding and custard:)

nosipho ndlovu said...

They are like pudding and custard:)

Anonymous said...

She deserves to be very happy!!!!

Martin Martinez said...

Im Guatemalan and im happy my people Rodney got himself a beautiful young African American woman now its my turn to get me one, my sister is married to an African American menand my nephew is Beautiful so you know hes gonna be a ladies men so I wish you guys the best hope you guys get married and have a blessed life

Anonymous said...

I know right

Anonymous said...

I know right

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