*Keke Palmer is all grow’d up now at the grand old age of 18. And unlike others her age, she’s got a well-established career under her belt. With her new found age of responsibility, Palmer’s ready to take the reigns and make her own decisions.

“When I first started out, everything was so fresh and so new and so fun, and I didn’t really pay attention to the business side of things, but as you get older, you start to notice things that you hadn’t really thought of before,” said KeKe, who mentioned “producing” as one of those things she’s recently become interested in. “It was hard at first. I was almost uncomfortable having so much power. It was hard to let myself have an opinion on things,” she told The Huffington Post. “Being a producer gives your opinion a little bit more weight.”

She just wrapped up her first production project with Nick Cannon called “Ragz.”

Producing is definitely something she wants to do more of, but music and acting is always something she’ll keep in mind.

In the meantime, while she continues to learn the ins and outs of her new venture, she’s got a few things lined up with Queen Latifah and Dolly Parton in upcoming film “Joyful Noise,” which will be released in January.