'Degrassi' Season Premiere Scoop: Keke Palmer Spills On Her Hookup With Sav!

Mon, July 18, 2011 10:05am EDT by 3 Comments

Do you think Keke will finally lift Sav out of his slump, or are you hoping he gets back with Holly J?

Degrassi kicks off its 11th season with a full-hour premiere at 9 p.m. tonight — and who better to help kick it off than actual TeenNick royalty? True Jackson, VP star Keke Palmer crashes the huge episode, playing herself, and told HollywoodLife.com all about her “romantic connection” with Sav (Raymond Ablack!) “He sees me for me,” she spilled.

Sav bumps into Keke when she arrives in town for a concert, and she told us it doesn’t take long for sparks to fly.

“[Sav] doesn’t necessarily want to get to know me just because I’m a celebrity,” she explained. “He knows I’m famous, but that’s not all I am to him.”

Keke said her own music is taking on a more “mature” sound, and told us who she’d like to collaborate with in the future — besides the Three Tenners, of course:

“I love Brandy and I love Kelly Rowland,” she revealed. “There aren’t many male singers my age. They’re all older than me. … Oh, Justin Bieber? Yeah, that’d be cool.”

She also told us that guest starring on Degrassi is something she’s always wanted to do, even before she became a Nickelodeon star, herself.

“[I’ve been a fan of Degrassi] since I was about 13, so I was really excited to finally be a part of the show,” she said. “When I first started working at Nickelodeon, I was like, ‘You guys have to let me be on an episode of Degrassi. I had visited the set a bunch of times [whenever I was in Toronto] because I was that big of a fan.”

Don’t miss Keke as she joins the Degrassi kids for the full-hour season premiere at 9 p.m. TONIGHT on TeenNick!

— Andy Swift

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