Cover Girl KeKe Palmer is shaking The Passport To Sexy Issue.. Styled by Editor-in-Chief/Head Stylist Julian Lark, KeKe rocks designs from the Rachel Mils Collection that radiates style and glamour. KeKe is starting to grow into a woman that truly knows what she wants and where she is going. Check out the new photos and some of what she had to say in The Passport To Sexy Issue.
ON FINDING HER VOICE: Now, I feel like I’m finally being heard and the music that I’m making is more reflective of who I am,” says the 19-year-old. To aid in her musical vision for the new album that will be released soon, KeKe has teamed up with super-producer Bangledesh who she believes is challenging her. “Bangledesh has really pushed me out of the box,” Keke explains. “A lot of people have said, ‘You remind me of Brandy’ and he’s pushed me away from that. They always say, ‘Through your inspiration you find out who you are,’ so he’s pushed me beyond that and I’ve come out with music that I never thought I would really enjoy doing. It’s so different, yet its so me, just not the me that I’m used to.”
ON BECOMING “CHILLI”: While recording her new album in Atlanta, KeKe is also filming her new made-for-TV movie, Crazy, Sexy, Cool: The TLC Story, set for a release in the fall of this year on VH1. In the biopic, KeKe portrays Chilli, a member of one of the world’s most icon- ic R&B girl groups of all time, TLC. She shares the spotlight with rapper, Lil Mama as Left-Eye and fellow actress, Drew Sidora as T-Boz. Her eyes light up as she reveals her excitement about the role. “I can’t believe I’m doing the movie!” she says. “For Chilli, it’s like telling her life, for me it’s very surreal. It’s really, really surreal. Almost like a dream.”
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