Keke Palmer On The Queen Of Rap: “I Talked To Nicki [Minaj]… I Didn’t Record It Though”

Palmer spoke with “Complex” about a variety of topics, including knowing Drake before fame and her terrible dating app experiences before connecting with her current partner.

BYHayley Hynes
Keke Palmer On The Queen Of Rap: “I Talked To Nicki [Minaj]… I Didn’t Record It Though”

Now that she's bounced back from giving birth to her first baby at the beginning of the year, the media can't get enough of Keke Palmer. Not only is the 29-year-old preparing for the arrival of her highly anticipated Big Boss project tomorrow (May 12), but she was also recently honoured by the Los Angeles LGBT Center for her contributions to the community. Somewhere in between all of that, Palmer found time to sit down with Complex, at which time she and host Speedy Mormon chopped it up about everyone from Nicki Minaj to Drake.

Speaking on the former, the Chicago native confirmed that she and the Queen of Rap have previously been in contact throughout their careers, though they have yet to collaborate on a project together. "I talked to Nicki a few times," Palmer told Speedy. When he pressed her for more details surrounding the dynamic of their relationship, the Hustlers actress let out a laugh and avoided spilling too much tea. "I talked to Nicki, I didn't record it though," she said, seemingly throwing shade at some up-and-coming rap divas who have previously leaked audio from their calls with Minaj.

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Keke Palmer Reflects on Nicki Minaj Conversations

Elsewhere in her interview, Keke reflected on meeting Drake in their younger days. She got her start on projects like Jump In! and True Jackson VP as a child and teenager while the Canadian was first known for playing Jimmy on Degrassi before becoming the rap legend we know him as today. Of course, she keeps us laughing with plenty of jokes and juicy details about her experiences on dating apps before linking up with her current partner, Darius Jackson.

The young couple are parents to baby Leodis Andrelton and have been proudly showing off their son – as well as their love for each other – on social media since his birth, much to fan's pleasure. Check out Keke Palmer's full interview with Complex here. Make sure to check back in later for more pop culture/hip-hop news updates.

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Hayley Hynes is the Weekend Managing Editor of HotNewHipHop, and has been since 2021. She began writing for the website that same year, primarily covering content in the Music, Pop Culture, and Streetwear niches after graduating from Vancouver’s Blanche Macdonald Centre with a Fashion Marketing Diploma. She previously reported on Travel, Entertainment, Beauty, and News at Narcity Canada for over three years. Hayley has also contributed articles and interviews within these realms to Folklr Magazine and the Calgary Journal while studying Journalism at Mount Royal University. In her spare time, she freelances for Bandbox Vinyl, having already interviewed hip-hop icons like Atmosphere and explored Syd’s discography. Hayley also uses her expansive pop culture knowledge and passion for astrology/self-enhancement to help others explore their curiosity in an ongoing Instagram video series. Among her favourite hip-hop artists are A$AP Rocky, Drake, Kendrick Lamar, Nicki Minaj, and Mac Miller.