Keke Palmer Speaks Out on Sex Tape Rumors, Cyber Bullies

Actress says rumors of illicit video "kill my heart."

Posted: 01/15/2014 09:45 AM EST

Keke Palmer is a star on the rise, but that also makes her a prime target for haters. The actress was recently the subject of rumors by "cyber bullies" that she starred in a sex tape with rapper Tadoe. She spoke about the hurtful gossip for the first time.

"My thing is, I always try to use myself as an example. People know me because of my work. Let me use it for a good thing. And I never want young girls to think that is okay," she tells The Jasmine Brand. "Every now and then there are some things you can throw over your shoulder. But that, that was too much and I’ve done too much good in my life to deserve that type of treatment. To come back and see my own people try to take me down like that, it kills my heart because it’s like everything I do, I do for us,” she said.

She continues, “All I did was take a picture with a fan, and now you turning it into something terrible. I didn’t understand it. I literally was at a loss. But I did want to set the example, it’s okay to stand up for yourself. It’s okay to stand up for yourself. I don’t give a damn about being no celebrity. At the end of the day, this is not right. This is not right for you to do this to me and I won’t allow it. I won’t.”

Hopefully the Joyful Noise actress will be able to keep her head up and continue to be an example to young people.

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