Palmer made history as the youngest person with a talk show and introducing the talk show platform to the young adults demographic.
Palmer’s BET talk show, “Just KeKe” premiered last week, and before then, she wanted some advice before the show went to air.
“She was saying it definitely would be a lot of work and to prepare myself for that,” Palmer told PEOPLE. “And that’s definitely true because there are a lot of hours and everything like that, and a lot of talking involved, hence my voice being hoarse.”
Queen Latifah told Palmer to just be herself… just be KeKe.
Palmer added, “and then she said I [should] just be myself – my natural personality. She said I was a natural at it.”
It only make sense for Palmer to go to Queen Latifah for advice. Queen Latifah has a background in talk and she co-starred with Palmer in “Joyful Noise” — making her a role model for the 20-year-old talk show host.
“She’s been a big part in my career,” Palmer said about Queen Latifah. “She’s always been a big supporter.”
The talk show airs at 5 p.m. ET on BET.