Keke Palmer has been on a media blitz promoting her new (and very candid) book, "I Don't Belong to You: Quiet the Noise and Find Your Voice." She says one goal was to let readers know that just because she's in the public eye doesn't mean she's perfect. She also shared intimate conversations she's had with her peers, such as Rihanna.
Keke Palmer was asked who her inspiration was and she immediately said Rihanna.
"She's a pop icon saying how she feels. We would always see and hear people not really saying how they felt, saying what I feel like they wanted us to hear them say and I really loved her courage, her courage to say how she felt. And I remember writing that to her in her DM's (direct message), I was like, 'Rihanna, you know, you inspire me so much with your ability to just have courage in who you are and speak your truth like, I want to be like that, you know what I mean? I want to be able to say how I feel and I love that you do that,' you know? And she wrote me back and I actually say that in the book. She's like, 'Keke, you are a light. Continue to embrace God's anointing and you will be all that you want to be.'"
This isn't the first time the two women have uplifted one another.
Here's a history of their back and forth: