Amid family drama, Keke Palmer will host the BET Souls Train Awards in 2023

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Palmer made the statement following the issuance of a restraining order on a temporary basis against her ex-husband Darius Jackson.

It’s Keke Palmer seizing the lead!

The thirty-year-old musician and actor will present this year’s Soul Train Awards as well as which honor the finest in hip-hop, R&B, and soul music, BET revealed on Wednesday.

“Keke Palmer has become one of the most captivating and endearing people working in industry today. She is a multihyphenate star known throughout the world for her optimism and self-assurance. In a news release, Connie Orlando, EVP Specials, Music Scheduling & Music Strategy, stated, “We are thrilled to have her host our Soul Train Awards house party.”

“We are honored to have Keke back back on the Soul Train Awards stage today,” the speaker continued. “BET gave Keke, on the a debut talk competition, when she made record as the youngest ever talk show host in television.” As usual, be prepared for a night of soul music including a star-studded lineup of soulful performers and moments that you won’t want to miss.

The Los Angeles-filmed program will make its BET debut on Sunday, November 26 at 8 p.m. ET.

Stars including BJ the Chicago Kid, Palmer, Danté Bowe, Fridayy, Muni Long, SWV, and Coco Jones will appear in special performances during the show.

With nine nominations apiece, Summer Walker, SZA, and Usher are in the lead.

Palmer announced her hosting role one week after filing for an emotional order of protection against her ex-husband Darius Jackson. In that order, Palmer was given interim sole possession of their 8-month-old child Leodis, with no right to Jackson’s visitation.

Palmer “performed whatever she had to do,” a person with knowledge told PEOPLE a few days later, despite having tried “difficult to reach an amicable split.”

The woman gave them a lot more opportunities for doing the right item,” they continue. “Keke, on the worked tirelessly to have a peaceful divorce and settlement [custody].”

The source went on, “She needed to put her own safety and her child’s safety first.” “She wishes Leo all the best. This was not where she wanted it to end up. However, she took the necessary action.

Palmer’s and her former partner, who accepted their son within February, have experienced some public setbacks in their relationship lately. Jackson publicly chastised the actress in July for watching Us Her carry out at his Las Vegas residency while she was dressed in a sheer dress and a form-fitting black bodysuit.

Palmer will participate in the annual Yuletide in Rockefeller Center TV special on NBC on November 29 in addition to the Soul Train Awards. Other participants include Chloe Bailey, Adam Black Stone, Cher, David Foster, Arnold Katharine McPhee, Liz Gillies, Brenda Love, Seth MacFarlane, Barry Manilow, Carly Pearce, and Manuel Turizo.
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