Darius Daulton, the father of Keke Palmer’s son, became a public enemy on Twitter for criticizing the outfit she wore to an Usher concert, where the singer serenaded her. Daulton defended his comments: “We live in a generation where a man of the family doesn’t want the wife & mother to his kids to showcase her booty cheeks to please others & he gets told how much of a hater he is.”

Darius Daulton’s father is African American, and his mother is Panamanian

Darius Daulton was born in July 1994 to a Panamanian mother and an African American father. Daulton’s mom is of Jamaican, Panamanian, and Native American heritage, and his dad is of Germanic and African American origin. 

Daulton grew up alongside his older brother, Sarunas Jackson, who told People that the Jackson family is multicultural. “I’m a first-generation American on my mom’s side. I’m working on getting my citizenship in Panama, so I’m very connected to the culture, and so is my baby brother Darius,” Sarunas said. 

Sarunas and Daulton identify as Afro-Latinidad, Latinos with partial African ancestry. Daulton’s brother said growing up, he identified with his black side more than his Latino side. He stated:

“Growing up, I was more accepted by the black community. The Mexican kids weren’t as accepting, I wasn’t necessarily someone they can identify with, so they weren’t trying to hang out with me or anything like that, so I wasn’t with the other Latinos.”

The status of Daulton and Keke’s relationship remains unclear. Palmer responded to the criticism by posting photos of her outfit and writing on Instagram that she wished she’d taken more pictures. The couple no longer follow each other on Instagram, and Daulton has deleted his Twitter account. 

Keke said that she detests having her love life aired on social media. ““I don’t really do relationship stuff online, mainly because I don’t know how I would do it without looking, like, cheesy or something, you know?” Keke told Harper’s Bazaar. “Yes, I’m a hundred per cent authentic, but there is stuff that I do save for family and friends.”