Keke Palmer struts her stuff as she makes her way into a building on Monday afternoon (June 20) in New York City.
The 22-year-old singer and actress recently took to her Instagram to reminisce on her first album So Uncool and the struggles she went through growing up in the entertainment industry.
“So many memories for me. I remember I went on the Jingle Jam tour with the Jonas Brothers and it was finishing right as I went into filming The Longshots with Ice Cube. Then on my off days on the weekends I toured around to military bases and performed in KMart #scressful,” she wrote, along with a clip from her “Keep It Movin” music video.
Keke continued, “This was such a fun yet difficult time for me, and even though creatively I didn’t have the last vote on how they presented my album (unfortunately cause I was a kid) I still tried to express the many facets of me in the video. The theme of my whole album was ‘I’m Keke‘ but Keke is many different characters, depicted on the album cover. As an adult now I can look back and say wow I visually created an escape displaying my many different moods do to all the stress and hardship I was experiencing as a child entertainer supporting her family financially. It was light hearted and fun but created in heartache. I believe even though I birthed that awesome creativity, I still yet wasn’t ready to face my truth as I have now to be the full artist I wanted to be. I hadn’t yet realized what it was I waned to say without other people’s opinions making me question it. Musically I have grown so much because I’m not afraid of my pain anymore because it too is apart of my truth. When you aren’t afraid of where you been you can finally get to where you are going.”