Usher Addresses Keke Palmer Interaction: 'Every Night, I'm Thinking About How the World Now Is Going to React'

The singer stirred up some controversy when he sang "There Goes My Baby" to Palmer during his residency show, leading some to believe it was the catalyst for the rumored split between Palmer and her boyfriend, Darius Jackson.

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Usher has finally broken his silence regarding the drama surrounding Keke Palmer and Darius Jackson, the father of her baby. 

The singer sat for a conversation with PEOPLE magazine where he reflected on stirring up some controversy with his residency performance over the Fourth of July weekend that saw Palmer having the time of her life. 

"I think everybody's vision or a version of what they felt happened there just leads you back to just really having a good time in Las Vegas," he said. "And that's what I hope came out of it. Rather, it was a conversation of what was going on with us having fun in front of the audience or conversation about that song."

He continued: "Every night, I'm thinking about how the world now is going to react to this moment that I'll have with whoever I'm choosing to sing to. But it was a pop moment, and it was fun to have at least conversation going and we just keep it light. I don't see anything negative happening in Las Vegas."

Fans had a field day with footage that circulated online of Keke Palmer enjoying a performance of "There Goes My Baby" at one of Usher's residency shows in Las Vegas. The actress wore a see-through black lace dress as she embraced Usher, who did his usual routine where he serenaded women in the audience.

Palmer's partner took to Twitter to share his thoughts on the situation, and he wasn't happy with her actions that night. Days later, Jackson removed all of the photos of himself and Palmer together from his Instagram page. 

People then discovered Jackson and Palmer had unfollowed each other, suggesting they had either broke up or were on the way there following the backlash from Usher's residency show. 

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