Keke Palmer got some new ink that read “Queen of Kush” with pyramids and other structures from Egypt around the words on the back of neck while spending some time in New York. Before any further confusion about the “kush” in her tat spread, Palmer took to social media to politely read anyone who had anything negative to say.
Along with sharing a photo of the tat, Palmer included a lengthy caption that started, “The Kingdom of Kush or Kush was an ancient African Nubian kingdom situated on the confluences of the Blue Nile, White Nile and River Atbara. (1050/1070 B.C. – 350 A.D.) but at the height of its power in about 700 B.C. the Kingdom of Kush controlled the entirety of Egypt itself with Kushite Pharaohs ruling.”
It continued, “What I love most is it’s history’s of female rulers!! In school, we very rarely ever learn about female rules and never about African rulers. Amanirenas was one of the most famous Queens of Kush. She reigned from about 40 B.C.E. to 10 B.C.E. She is one of the most famous kandakes(means queen really but that was the title back then), because of her role leading Kushite armies against the Romans from in a war that lasted five years 😱 (27 BCE – 22 BCE). She was able to communicate a peace treaty that favoured the Kushites, granting them land and an exemption from future taxation. She has been described as brave, with one eye #MyAncestors.”
The caption ended with one last history lesson and a shout out to her tattoo artist. Palmer wrote, “P. S. “Egypt” is a Greek word meaning black, hence the rename when they invaded. 😳🤔😍✨👑 (shoutout to @threekingstattoo in Brooklyn ✍).”
Palmer just reminded everyone to not speak out on something unless you know about which you speak. Go girl! What do you think about Keke’s new ink? Share your thoughts in the comments.
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