KeKe has deemed herself the “Queen Of Kush” and has the tattoo to prove it!
Now, before you go calling Keeks a pothead, we must tell you the “kush” she is referring to is not of the marijuana variety. Palmer is promoting the kingdom of Kush … as in the “ancient African Nubian kingdom”. In a lengthy message on Instagram, KeKe explained her tattoo and it’s deeper meaning.
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.
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
P. S. “Egypt” is a Greek word meaning black, hence the rename when they invaded. (shoutout to @threekingstattoo in Brooklyn ✍)
Well, that’s good to know. But let’s be honest, KeKe had to know the play on words would leave her looking like a pothead, right?