Trey Songz released his new video for “Pick Up the Phone” on Saturday (a collaboration between Fabolous and MIKExAngel), which also features an appearance by actress Keke Palmer.

This, however, was news to the “Scream Queens” star, who unleashed an inflammatory letter on Instagram claiming she never authorized permission to appear in the video, and accused the singer (whose real name is Tremaine Aldon Neverson) of secretly filming her, and using “sexual intimidation” to force her into appearing in the video.

“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,” she writes on Instagram. “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 has plenty more to say: “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 woman, 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,” she adds.

Palmer can be seen in the video (above) taking selfies, while her likeness is also seen while rapper Fabolous says: “I palm her p***y like Keke / Like Keke, Like Keke.”

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“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,” she adds. “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,” Palmer adds.

“Let this be a lesson to all, I’m not for the bulls**t.” she goes on. “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!!!!!!!”

She offers this conclusion: “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?”


Trey Songz defended himself on Instagram, writing: “So sorry for those that believe everything without knowing anything. However, I cannot devote my life to responding to, or clearing up every side of every story you hear about me, when would I actually live?”

The singer continued his statement, but didn’t elaborate on the details surrounding Palmer’s accusations: “I know my character, I know my truth, I know my heart. God does too. Words to anyone who’s being tested right now… I feel you, it’ll pass, I’ve been in a million storms… they all pass. Don’t let the noisy thoughts of others drown your inner voice, or inner peace for that matter.”