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This week in deliciously petty information, Usher has forged Keke Palmer to star in his newest music video over a month after stirring up relationship drama. The R&B icon posted a teaser for his new track “Boyfriend” immediately that includes Keke within the cinematic-looking visuals, which formally drop tomorrow. To prime it off, the audio snippet consists of him singing, “Any person stated that your boyfriend’s on the lookout for me.” Whew.
The collab is a chef’s kiss-worthy wink on the on-line frenzy that Usher, Palmer, and most significantly her boyfriend, Darius Jackson, stirred up in early July. To recap: Usher serenaded and danced with Palmer at his Vegas live performance, and Jackson replied with a tweet shaming her for sporting a sheer black gown. (“It’s the outfit tho … you a mother,” he wrote. Jackson and Palmer welcomed their first youngster collectively in February.) The web swiftly got here to Palmer’s protection, spurring Jackson to double down on his feedback. (“We stay in a era the place a person of the household doesn’t need the spouse & mom to his children to showcase booty cheeks to please others & he will get advised how a lot of a hater he’s,” he wrote in one other put up, cueing eyerolls in all places.) That solely led the general public to roast him even tougher.
Since then, Palmer hasn’t publicly addressed her and Jackson’s present relationship standing, however her freestyle at Broccoli Metropolis appeared to trace that she was single. However, ever the enterprise girl, she made mild of the scandal with some tongue-in-cheek merch saying “I am a motha.” Her newest partnership with Usher solely additional proves that she stays unbothered by Jackson’s sexist feedback. If something, she’s having slightly enjoyable with it—and so are we.
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Erica Gonzales is the Senior Tradition Editor at ELLE.com, the place she oversees protection on TV, motion pictures, music, books, and extra. She was beforehand an editor at HarpersBAZAAR.com. There’s a 75 % probability she’s listening to Lorde proper now.