Keke Palmer is proud to be a mother and isn’t apologetic about showing it.
On Sunday, the Nope star appeared at Broccoli City Fest and honored her newfound status as a mother by changing the lyrics to her 2018 track, “Bossy.”
The single is from her time on the hit former Fox television series Star.
As Teen Vogue reported, Palmer changed the lyrics in “Bossy” to show love to her son and pay reverence to her status as a mother.
“Lil booties matter, my son gave me some ass,” she rapped in the latest live rendition, which many circulated on social media. “I’m my own boss, and I got my own cash/I don’t need a n***a, only thing I need’s a bag,” she continued, keeping the rest of the verse the same and executing the delivery with tact and flair.
“Who saw my set at [Broccoli City]?? Posting more pics later, sumn light,” Palmer commented on Instagram shortly after, adding the hashtag #NewEra to her post.
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Presumably, her shift in lyric has something to do with the highly publicized drama she’s been experiencing with Darius Jackson, the father of their infant son Leodis.
On July 5, Jackson took to Twitter to publicly shame her for wearing a stunning sheer outfit to attend Usher’s residency concert in Las Vegas. His sentiments weren’t exactly received well, which led to him deactivating his account and eliminating any traces of Palmer on his Instagram.
Despite not confronting the friction head-on, she’s been throwing multiple, more subtle hints underscoring her feelings.
“One thing is certain and one thing is true, IM A MOTHA, through and through!” Palmer posted, announcing new merch on her Instagram. “‘IM A MOTHA’ and ‘Stevie to the bullsh*t shirts available NOW! To all my mom’s out there, how did your baby change you?? Mine empowered me! On such another level, my perspective changed because when my baby is good, I’m GREAT! Look at that face! Gratitude galore.”
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In addition to everything else, she discussed the impact of motherhood in a recent interview with The Cut.
“After having my baby, I’ve gotten so much more powerful,” Palmer explained. “We’re going to lean into this new body, and I think that is the whole aura of what’s happening with me in this big boss era as I come into my 30s, and I have my baby boy, and I’m just continuing to spread my wings as a young woman. My headspace is just to continue to inspire and encourage myself and anybody else who wants to go down that road with me.”
“Do you. If there’s one person on this earth that loves you for sure, it’s that baby. Be happy, because there’s no love like it. Somebody loving you like that, hell, who cares?”
Palmer is loving on herself and her baby, and despite the recent drama, that’s what matters the most.