Kehlani said she was a lesbian.
The singer, 25, stepped out on an Instagram Live Wednesday, saying she “ finally knew ” her sexuality.
“Do you want to know what’s new with me?” I finally know I’m a lesbian, ” she said during the Live of photographer Jamie-Lee B.
Hot from the press! Kehlani said she was a lesbian
Kehlani – who is the mother of her two-year-old daughter Adeya, whom she shares with Javaughn Young-White – has previously said she is pansexual and wants to be referred to by her pronouns.
She recently told The Advocate: “ I think a lot of artists that we talk about and say, ‘Oh they had to come out or they had to do it,’ a lot of them can’t hide it. . I didn’t even really need to step out into my private life.
“I don’t walk down the street and people look at me and say, ‘Oh, I bet she’s weird’ or ‘I bet she likes women’ or something like that because of the way I present.
“ It’s quite a privilege and I think there are quite a few artists who were really at the forefront but who weren’t able to make the progress that I was able to make in being 100% myself because of the way they present and the prejudices and phobias of the American public and the world.
Announcement: The singer, 25, stepped out on Instagram Live on Wednesday, saying she ‘finally knew’ her sexuality
Orientation: “Do you want to know what’s new with me? I finally know I’m a lesbian, ” she said during the Live of photographer Jamie-Lee B.
“I was lucky, super lucky.
Kehlani highlighted her fluid sexuality with a set of prom-themed photos for Playboy in February,
The R&B starlet was both queen and king of the prom in the cover image, which brought to mind an idealized high school dance and the glamorous night that preceded it.
In an interview with the racy publication, the singer made an effort to embrace both her female and male sides.
She showed off her tattoos in the cover image, which featured her in a red and black patterned off-shoulder dress with a high slit to show off her legs.
She also tried on a more traditionally masculine outfit with a red velvet tuxedo and a white shirt that was only partially buttoned up and tucked in.
“ I’ve always wanted to date myself, ” she joked, posting the photo on Instagram.
The singer highlighted her curves in another photo taken on the dance floor which showed her in a sparkling sequined dress with a bow motif on it bathed in amber light.
Male and female: Kehlani opened on the cover of Playboy on Wednesday in a shoot highlighting his gender fluidity
Kehlani was also seen partying in a locker room, where she opened a bottle of Dom Pérignon and let the expensive champagne spew all over the place.
A steamy close-up of her was pouring bubbles on her tongue.
Another set of images showed singer Can I wearing a glamorous 1950s outfit.
Her off-the-shoulder white dress was tightly gathered and barely protected her modesty, resembling more of a fan than an outfit.
Classic: Kehlani wore an edgy white dress that seemed inspired by the shape of Marilyn Monroe’s iconic white dress in The Seven Year Itch after being blown away by a sewer breeze.
The avant-garde dress appeared to be inspired by Marilyn Monroe’s iconic white dress in Billy Wilder’s 1955 film The Seven Year Itch, which exploded when she stepped over a sewer grate cover.
Kehlani’s updated outfit looked like the windswept skirt had been preserved while the rest of the dress was dropped.
She posed inside the gray suede interior of a classic white Cadillac.
In an interview with Playboy, Kehlani said she felt “ very fluid ” whether it affected a masculine or feminine appearance.
“I feel more masculine when I am still and anchored in a calm and contemplative mode. I feel more feminine when I am the mother of my house, ”she explained.
Streaming: In her interview with Playboy, Kehlani said she felt ‘very fluid’ regardless of whether she affected a masculine or feminine appearance.
It depends: “I feel more masculine when I’m still and grounded in a calm, contemplative mode. I feel more feminine when I’m the mother of my house, ” she explained
“ I also feel my femininity when I take the time to take care of myself – when I take really nice baths where I throw flowers and I do a hair mask and I take the time to oil my body in the mirror and to say how beautiful I feel, she continued.
“ My femininity makes me feel soft and sweet and tender and careful in a different way than my masculinity makes me feel. I try not to let it fall into female and male gender norms, but for me it’s been a tiny bit. But I am also very fluid in these two contexts.
Kehlani, who gave birth to daughter Adeya Nomi Parrish Young-White in March 2019, also said becoming a mother made her feel like a ‘crazy sex symbol’.
“ I feel the sexiest when I’m really naked – when I take extra time to oil up after my bath and put essential oils in my shea butter. For me, the sexy is very internal, ” she said. “ It’s in the comfort and the feel – not when do I look the sexiest, but when do I feel delicious?
Sex symbol: Kehlani, who gave birth to daughter Adeya Nomi Parrish Young-White in March 2019, also said becoming a mother made her feel like a ‘crazy sex symbol’
“Being a mom is the sexiest thing there is,” she continued. “I think something happened to me when I became a mom; I just got sexier. I was this quirky little person before – not very in touch with myself, a great tomboy.
“ Then I became a mom, and all of a sudden I got these mommy’s hips. I have this sensuality of a mother, this attitude of an adult woman and this contact with my body that I had never had before, ” she explained.
“You really get to know your body from birth. When you get pregnant you become a f *** ing universe and a portal. So I think motherhood has made me this crazy sex symbol, even for myself.