On Friday, Keke Palmer took to Instagram to address the online drama surrounding her boyfriend, Darius Jackson’s public complaint about her being a mother while wearing a black bodysuit and sheer dress at Usher’s Las Vegas Residency.
Palmer made it clear that being a mother is her primary role.
In an Instagram post, the 29-year-old actress shared a video of herself singing Stevie Wonder’s “Isn’t She Lovely” to their 4-month-old son, Leodis “Leo” Andrellton.
Alongside the video, Palmer expressed her identity as a mother: “One thing is certain and one thing is true, IM A MOTHA, through and through! 😍” She also asked other mothers about the transformative power of having a baby, sharing how her perspective has shifted and her gratitude has grown.
The post showcased heartwarming photos of baby Leo in various outfits, capturing the special moments Palmer spends with her son. Additionally, Palmer announced her plan to add new merchandise to her online store, featuring phrases such as “IM A MOTHA” and “Stevie to the bulls—.”
The controversy originated from a tweet by Jackson on Wednesday night, where he quoted a video of Palmer dancing with Usher and commented on her outfit, implying that being a mother should influence her clothing choices.
In a subsequent tweet, Jackson further explained his perspective, stating that he values family and holds certain standards and morals. He expressed frustration at being labeled a “hater” for expressing his opinion.
By sharing her love for her son and emphasizing her role as a mother, Palmer responded to the online drama, reaffirming her priorities and embracing her identity.
On Thursday, Jackson chose to deactivate his social media accounts temporarily, only to reactivate them on Friday. Observant followers quickly spotted the absence of posts featuring Palmer from his Instagram account. Furthermore, it was noticed that the new parents no longer follow each other on that platform.
In the midst of the criticism, Usher, aged 44, commented on Palmer’s Instagram post, which showcased photos of the outfit in question, expressing gratitude by writing, “The Big Boss!! Thank U for coming 🙏.”