Keke Palmer Blasts Trey Songz for 'Sexual Intimidation' With Unauthorized 'Pick Up the Phone' Video Cameo

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Keke Palmer attends the GQ Men of the Year party at Chateau Marmont on Dec. 8, 2016 in Los Angeles. 

Keke Palmer is slamming Trey Songz after allegedly putting her in his "Pick Up The Phone" video without her permission. 

On Saturday (Jan. 21), Palmer voiced her frustration on Twitter when a fan gushed about her appearance in Songz's newest video. "This is preposterous. How am I in this video Trey?" Palmer wrote. "After you found me in a closet HIDING because I was so afraid of anymore conflict. Literally my last option was to hide because you all would not listen when I said I did not want to be in the video the FIRST time."

Palmer didn't stop there. She mentioned how Songz attempted to cajole her into participating in the video with food, alcohol, and "sexual intimidation." 

"Just cause you give someone food and alcohol and throw in a little sexual intimidation doesn't mean they will buckle," the singer/actress continued. "Yet, you still disrespected me as a young women, whom you've known since she was TWELVE. YOU STILL, defied my wishes and in turn showed your lack of respect for a brand that took me fourteen years to build and put me in the video against my wishes. Come on bruh, I clearly said no and you said okay, yet I was being secretly filmed when you told me 'let me just show you the idea'?? Wow.

"This is the sexism and misogyny I refer to because if I was a dude, he wouldn’t have even tried me like this. Let this be a lesson to all, I’m not for the bullshit. I’m serious about my business and you will not use my likeness without MY permission. When you in front of a boss you treat them like one, like I treat YOU. NO MEANS NO!!!!!!!"

Songz wasn't thrilled with how Palmer lambasted him on social media and responded to her on Twitter. "Babygirl buggin. Point blank period. Got my number, coulda called, saw the cameras and the lights, heard action," he typed. "I don't do this twitter shit, girl you know me and got my number f--k outta here."

On Sunday (Jan. 22), Palmer retold her side of the story on Instagram through a series of videos, while Songz attempted to bury the entire situation with an Instagram post of his own. Songz' video for "Pick Up the Phone," which features Fabolous and his artist MIKExANGEL, has since been pulled from the Internet. 

Billboard has reached out to Trey Songz's rep for additional comment.

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This is preposterous. How am I in this video Trey? After you found me in a closet HIDING because I was so afraid of anymore conflict. Literally my last option was to hide because you all would not listen when I said I did not want to be in the video the FIRST time. Just cause you give someone food and alcohol and throw in a little sexual intimidation doesn't mean they will buckle. Yet, you still disrespected me as a young women, whom you've known since she was TWELVE. YOU STILL, defied my wishes and in turn showed your lack of respect for a brand that took me fourteen years to build and put me in the video against my wishes. Come on bruh, I clearly said no and you said okay, yet I was being secretly filmed when you told me "let me just show you the idea"?? Wow. This is what I'm referring to in my previous post, this is the sexism and misogyny I refer to because if I was a dude, he wouldn't have even tried me like this. Let this be a lesson to all, I'm not for the bullshit. I'm serious about my business and you will not use my likeness without MY permission. When you in front of a boss you treat them like one, like I treat YOU. NO MEANS NO!!!!!!! People have to listen to women and stop questioning them and their intelligence. Speak up, cause when you look someone in the face and they say "I understand. You don't have to feel pressured to do the video" and they STILL put you in it, it is a violation. It would be great to be able to handle these things privately but why when they aren't respected?

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