Keke Palmer Talks About Her Black Lives Matter Speech on ‘Watch What Happens Live’

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Keke Palmer explained her viral speech to soldiers during a Black Lives Matter rally during a virtual aftershow episode of Watch What Happens Live. Keke Palmer went on the E! show to talk to host Andy Cohen and guest Giselle Bryant about her powerful moment this past June. She attempted to encourage members of the National Guard to march with her during an L.A. protest, although they ultimately chose not to participate.

However, Palmer understood why the soldier did not agree to participate with her. She told Billboard, “I can’t be mad at that. At the end of the day, everybody has a risk. Whenever you go out there, there’s a risk, there’s a reward. You know, you either do this or you don’t, or whatever. And so I don’t know what that man’s positioning was. Overall, I just got wrapped up in the emotion and was hoping that we could walk together and just have that powerful moment together.”

Fans and followers online still appreciate the Strahan, Sara and Keke host and her actions to uplift the black community.

She also explained her comment, “it’s not enough for me” in the video as well. “He didn’t want to do it, and it’s OK,” she continued. “But my point of saying ‘It’s not enough for me’ is that it’s not always enough for us to play it safe, you know? It’s not always enough. There was one time where it was illegal for a Black woman to not give up her seat on the bus, but Rosa still did it…Having said that, we’re in a time right now that if we are gonna be challenging authority, then this is the time. This is the time to invoke change and get justice and get peace, and for us to come together against the things that we’re not with. And so that’s what it was about, but everybody has a choice. He made his, I made mine, so there’s no bad blood.”

Watch Keke Palmer’s interview on the show above! It’s awesome to see how millennial superstars use their platform to encourage others to do what is right.