Keke Palmer and some of her supporters took offense after a Twitter user compared the actress to Zendaya. One fan resurfaced Fam0us.Twinsss’ “Hood B***h (Remix),” which features Palmer, on Twitter to make it clear that the 28-year-old is not like anybody else. The freestyle remix highlights Palmer’s incomparable resume, along with her unique story and unparalleled assets.
“The devil work hard, but Keke Palmer work harder. Real-life legend,” the Hollywood star rapped. “I never changed just to make it.”
Continuing to highlight her individuality, Palmer freestyled about her family’s strong bond, her loaded bank account and her toned figure.
“Standing on the shoulders of giants that means I’m a queen,” she said. “Ass not fat, but it rock like Tina … I don’t need to chase fame because you already know my name.”
A Twitter user sparked the discussion after suggesting for somebody “to do a deep-drive on the similarities and differences between Keke Palmer and Zendaya’s careers.”
I'd like someone to do a deep-drive on the similarities and differences between Keke Palmer and Zendaya's careers. This may be one of the clearest examples of how colorism plays out in Hollywood. They were both child-stars, but their mainstream popularity is very different. https://t.co/Cmy1CXGQeI pic.twitter.com/etO27HVN0Y
— Melinda Eg (@NBAgladiator) July 23, 2022
Palmer responded to the post with her own tweet.
“A great example of colorism is to believe I can be compared to anyone,” she wrote. “I’m the youngest talk show host ever. The first Black woman to star in her own show on Nickelodeon, & the youngest & first Black Cinderella on broadway. I’m an incomparable talent. Baby, THIS, is Keke Palmer.”
A great example of colorism is to believe I can be compared to anyone. I’m the youngest talk show host ever. The first Black woman to star in her own show on Nickelodeon, & the youngest & first Black Cinderella on broadway. I’m an incomparable talent. Baby, THIS, is Keke Palmer.
— Keke Palmer (@KekePalmer) July 24, 2022
For many of her fans, Palmer has been a fixture in their house for as long as they can remember.
It’s so interesting seeing the conversation around Keke Palmer having her breakout or superstar moment and it’s wild we live in different worlds because in my household Keke been a star for forever Akeelah & The Bee was my dad’s favorite movie it went triple platinum in my home.
— Aiyana N. Ishmael (@aiyanaish) July 23, 2022
As Blavity previously reported, Palmer highlighted her unique story when she was recently featured in an episode of Wired’s Autocomplete Interview.
“My real name is Lauren,” she said. “My full name is Lauren Keyana Palmer. … My sister had an imaginary friend named Keke and that’s how I got the nickname. And that’s what informed my full name. My mom thought I needed a name that sounded real chill so I can get a job and I ended up going by Keke Palmer anyway.”
Speaking about her first movie, Palmer said she starred in Barbershop 2, playing Queen Latifah’s niece. The Robbins, Illinois, native also talked about her hometown.
“The town was so poor, for years they didn’t have sidewalks, we were just walking in the mud,” she said.
The Hollywood star showed pride in her hometown.
“Now, it’s time to rep Robbins,” she said. “Let people know.”