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KeKe Palmer Taking Legal Action Against Trey Songz Over Video Cameo


David Becker/Getty Images via ABCKeKe Palmer quarrel with singer Trey Songz over the unauthorized use of her image in his “Pick Up the Phone” video is far from over: she’s lawyering up.

Though the video has already been taken down, the Scream Queens actress told Larry King in a recent interview that she’s taking legal action against the singer.  

As Palmer explained, she was at a “regular party” in Miami for New Year’s Eve when the video was shot, and specifically told the producer of the video that she did not want to be involved in the filming.

“I wasn’t in the right mind,” she said. “I had been drinking and eating and it wasn’t a professional environment. It was not a place where I was like, ‘I’m in the right mind to decide if this works with my brand, if I like the artist’…I don’t know nothing about the artist that’s also in the song.”

On social media, Palmer alleged that Songz used “sexual intimidation” against her to get her to participate.

“I feel as a female often I’m put in situations where sometimes males will use their masculinity, their sexuality to taunt you,” she explains. 

“It’s out and it’s over, but, more so, my point isn’t to say it’s not about this person, this guy, and what he did,” she adds. “It’s the overall idea that you can’t just do stuff to people and it’s all right, no matter who you are.” 

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