Keke Palmer‘s new cover story and spread for Galore Magazine October 2016 might just be her most revealing yet – both literally and figuratively. The 23-year-old poses it up in pasties, vintage bras and bikinis for the glossy as she shares her take on cultural appropriation, growing up and being a role model.
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The shoot also highlights the singer and actress’ dual edgy and playful vibes with blunt cut bangs, rocker chic tresses and double bantu knots.
On being a role model:
Outside of being a role model or trying to be a role model, it’s about being real to yourself. I’m trying to be true to me and if there’s anything I’d want people to follow after that’s what it would be. So for me, it’s like… I’m a creative person. I’m an artistic person. And this is what spoke to me, therefore I’m going to carry that out in the best way that I can.
She feels no kind of way when it comes to White girls in braids, either.
To not be okay with it would be like saying Black people shouldn’t get perms. This goes back to my same message about labels… having braids doesn’t make you Black and having straight hair doesn’t make you White. We’re thinking too hard on things, honestly. I’m not really caring about whether or not someone who is not black got braids in their hair.
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