Keke Palmer’s boyfriend, Darius Jackson, made the news across Twitter on Wednesday after he registered his displeasure over a revealing dress the mother of his son wore to Usher’s Las Vegas residency show.
Jackson, 29, became a topic of discussion on the social media platform when he commented on a viral video of Palmer dancing with Usher as he serenaded her. “It’s the outfit tho.. you a mom,” he quoted on the video.
“We live in a generation where a man of the family doesn’t want the wife & mother to his kids to showcase booty cheeks to please others & he gets told how much of a hater he is,” the fitness instructor wrote. “This is my family & my representation. I have standards & morals to what I believe. I rest my case.”
Though Palmer, 29, is yet to respond to her boyfriend’s sentiments, she took to Instagram on Wednesday to share photos of her revealing concert outfit. “I wish I had taken more pictures but we were running late!” she wrote. “I am telling y’all right now, if you haven’t seen @usher YOU MUST GO!! HE WAS SO FABULOUS!! Giving theater, Atlanta downnn, tips and tricks and just absolutely iconic. I was truly inspired as a performer. I whooped some ass in spades too! Where is that pic of us all together with the King himself?? @noraradd.”
The Akeelah and the Bee star received an outpouring of support from fans and celebrities in the comments section. “The Big Boss!! Thank U for coming,” Usher wrote.
“LIVE YOUR DESTINY KEKE!” another fan told her. “We knew who you were before we knew that man. Respect to you but we still don’t really know that man. Please stay EXPANDING AND IN THIS JOYOUS, JUICY DIVINE FEMININE ENERGY. You need massive masculine energy to HOLD YOU BABY AND YOU DESERVE IT! We rooting for you.”
“Don’t let baby daddy dictate what you wear! Put that s–t on,” another fan also said.
“It became more difficult to hide,” she said in reference to sharing photos of her with Jackson. “We spend all this time together, and he really is my closest friend, so it just becomes a thing where I’m not gonna hide something that makes me happy.”
“It’s not gonna be everything you see, my job is my job,” she added. “But at the end of the day this is somebody that is important to me so why not.”
The couple welcomed their first son in February.