Keke Palmer On Lizzo: "People Are More Interested In Believing The Negative"

The multi-hyphenate entertainer reflected on people painting the singer as either a spotless darling or a villainous individual.

BYGabriel Bras Nevares
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The allegations of harassment, misconduct, and questionable team ethics against Lizzo have been one of the biggest pop culture stories this year. People are still pretty divided on how to feel about them, as new information emerges, is disproved by the other side, and so on. If anything's clear about the whole thing, it's that this will probably not get cleaned up in an amicable or smooth way. Regardless, many have come to the singer's defense, or at least acknowledged that it's a far more complex situation that the black-and-white brush people paint it with.

For example, Keke Palmer remarked as such on the Baby, This Is Keke Palmer podcast. Specifically, she referenced a humanitarian award the "Special" artist won at the Black Music Action Coalition's third annual gala. "Lizzo, some people are saying, 'Oh, she should be canceled,'" the Nope star's remarks began. "'Ain't she supposed to be canceled?' And then other people are saying, 'Well, how is she even receiving this humanitarian award?' What I find so interesting is, we have two people saying two vastly two different things.

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"But people are more interested in believing the negative," Keke Palmer went on concerning Lizzo. "What makes the negative more real? Some people are saying she's good, and some people are saying she's f***ed up. Why couldn't we even say that maybe both exist? Maybe sometimes, she's an a**hole like everybody is. And maybe, a lot of times, she's a great person. Maybe she's just a normal human. Why is is that she's either one hundred percent villainous or one hundred percent good?"

Meanwhile, the latest news we've gotten on the accused singer is her flute performance onstage with alt-rock band Incubus. Amid these accusations, she's still continued to pop out in public and get praise and love from her peers. What Palmer is posing here is a pretty important aspect, but it's hard to tell where that line starts and where it end. There are so many accusations, responses, and third parties to keep track of in these cases. Regardless, for more news and the latest updates on Keke Palmer and Lizzo, come back to HNHH.

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Gabriel Bras Nevares is a music and pop culture news writer for HotNewHipHop. He started in 2022 as a weekend writer and, since joining the team full-time, has developed a strong knowledge in hip-hop news and releases. Whether it’s regular coverage or occasional interviews and album reviews, he continues to search for the most relevant news for his audience and find the best new releases in the genre. What excites him the most is finding pop culture stories of interest, as well as a deeper passion for the art form of hip-hop and its contemporary output. Specifically, Gabriel enjoys the fringes of rap music: the experimental, boundary-pushing, and raw alternatives to the mainstream sound. As a proud native of San Juan, Puerto Rico, he also stays up-to-date with the archipelago’s local scene and its biggest musical exponents in reggaetón, salsa, indie, and beyond. Before working at HotNewHipHop, Gabriel produced multiple short documentaries, artist interviews, venue spotlights, and audio podcasts on a variety of genres and musical figures. Hardcore punk and Go-go music defined much of his coverage during his time at the George Washington University in D.C. His favorite hip-hop artists working today are Tyler, The Creator, Boldy James, JPEGMAFIA, and Earl Sweatshirt.