Keke Palmer Leans Into Her "New Body" On Sultry But Glamorous "The Cut" Cover

"I know the internet can be a cruel place, but for people like me that needed a place to go to escape the confining world around them, it can be beautiful," Keke wrote while sharing her latest interview on Instagram today.

BYHayley Hynes
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After attending Usher's Las Vegas residency last week, Keke Palmer was put in a seriously awkward situation. As the R&B crooner sweetly serenaded her, in all her mesh-dress-wearing glory, the actress' boyfriend, Darius Jackson, watched clips of the moment go viral all across social media. In response, the father of one publicly lashed out at Palmer for showing a bit of skin and enjoying attention from someone else. There were some people who took Jackson's side, but seeing as the former child star is America's Sweetheart, the number of people criticizing him for his tweets was far higher.

Palmer and her man practically broke the internet with their drama, but she's not letting things get her in her feelings. Instead, the Chicago native has been securing the bag left, right, and centre with her latest score being a cover story on The Cut magazine. Keke shared the exciting news on Monday (July 10) afternoon, writing a lengthy caption to accompany her sultry but glamorous photo shoot. Each of her outfits is more stunning than the last, from a black and white dress that hugs her curves to a more slinky all-black number she modelled while laying on a bed.

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Keke Palmer Graces The Cut's Latest Cover

"Thank you to @thecut for such a fabulous and sweet cover story. I can’t even," Palmer penned in her caption. "When I started performing I stopped going to real school. My mom also used to really scare me about meeting people and forming friends in the industry... Needless to say, I was lonely and looking for normalcy. I was and still am in many ways, your everyday loner even tho I was working on sets and living the 'dream,'" she vulnerably explained.

While the discourse has mostly died down now, last week the internet was ablaze with commentary on Keke Palmer and Darius Jackson's relationship drama. It currently remains unclear where the co-parents are at with each other, but as far as her career goes, the 30-year-old has never been better. Read Twitter reactions to all the beef at the link below, and check back later for more hip-hop/pop culture 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.