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KeKe Palmer Opens Up About Being Physically Abused & Living On Section 8

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Actress, singer and dancer KeKe Palmer has seemed to come a long way from her very humble beginnings and we are glad that she is not afraid to talk about them.

In her recent Facebook Live chat with the loyal fans, Palmer got real about where she’s been and where she plans to go. She talked about what she had to overcome to get to where she is today.

And she is unapologetically proud of who she is…

According to popular black celebrity blogsite, Bossip, Palmer spoke openly about growing up in Section 8 housing, as well as being a victim of $exual abuse. She also opened up about how her faith is what allowed her to push through all of her demons.

“God is real. And that’s why I’m so thankful for my parents because one of the things they taught me is faith. Faith! I have so much faith in myself and the Lord for what my parents did for me,” Keke said. “I’m telling y’all everything really was God-sent for us. We drove four days and three nights to California and the first couple of weeks I got a Kmart commercial, to the point that people really thought I was born into the industry. They felt like it was handed to me and that was the gag that me and my family all have.”

“At the end of the day, it wasn’t handed to me. At the end of the day, the cards were against me,” she continued. “At the end of the day, I did grow up on Section 8. At the end of the day I have experienced sexual abuse. I have experienced turmoil in my family. The point is not to hide those things because when we hide those things we prevent other people from envisioning that life for themselves.”

Inspired yet? Check out a clip from Keke’s talk below and drop down to the comment section to tell us what you think:


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