Keke Palmer has opened up about her journey in accepting her sexuality.

Over the years, the NOPE star has remained an open book about her queer identity.

Back in 2015, she released a music video for her track ‘I Don’t Belong To You’ – which featured a queer storyline with singer Cassie.

“The video represents the young woman today – it’s not the traditional woman anymore – and not the specifics of ‘Am I gay? Am I straight? Am I bi? I’m making the rules for myself, and I don’t have to be stuck down to one label,” she explained to People at the time.

A few years later, the True Jackson VP star told the WHOREible Decisions podcast that she landed in the “middle” of the LGBTQ+ scale. 

“Yeah, I’m definitely in the middle of the scale. I’m definitely even across the board. I feel like love is love, life is life. Do your thing, live your life. I feel that way,” she explained.

Recently, Palmer gave further insight into her sexuality while appearing on Raven-Symoné and her wife Miranda Maday’s podcast, The Best Podcast Ever with Raven and Miranda.

During their sit down, the Hustlers star revealed that she initially hid her queerness due to her attraction to men. 

“There is like an unsaid thing that can make you feel – and because I liked guys too, I was kinda like, ‘Well, we don’t have to talk about it,'” she explained.

“Because I like guys too, it was like that’s another extra thing that no one really has to know about. I don’t really have to live out.” 


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While Palmer had difficulties accepting her sexuality at first, she went on to say that everything changed once she hit 17.

“There was a moment in my life where I was like, ya know, can I be myself? The moment where you overthink shit. That’s not even me, why am I overthinking this?” she said.

 “I ultimately just feel like the acceptance of that part of myself, in general, was part of my process of being able to have love in my life.” 

As for her parents, the Alice star revealed that they never had an issue with her sexuality. 

“Sexuality and stuff like that, that was not even… my parents never even cared about something like that or talked about that,” she said. 

“And I know that by the time they saw how free of a spirit I was, and whoever I wanted to date, they were like, ‘Whoever cares.’ It was never anything that was in their mind.”

Palmer’s recent interview comes a few months after she delivered a powerful speech about her identity at the Los Angeles LGBT Center’s Gala event

“I’ve always been my own person. Sexuality and identity for me has always been confusion,” she told the crowd. (per Variety.)

“You know, it’s, ‘I never felt straight enough. I never felt gay enough. And I never felt woman enough. I never felt man enough.’ You know, I always felt like I was a little bit of everything.”