Singer-songwriter Kehlani revealed more about her sexuality in an Instagram Live video.
Appearing on-screen, the artist posed the question to her fans: “You wanna know what’s new about me? I finally know I’m a lesbian!”
Kehlani’s comment was backed by another speaker on-screen who playfully shouted “Bomb drop!” after the singer broke her news.
Last year, in an interview with Diva Magazine, the artist spoke out about her identity.
“I’m definitely on the non-binary scale. But I still prefer and am totally fine with the pronoun ‘she’,” Kehlani explained.
“My energy has always been extremely fluid between masculine and feminine so that’s why I use ‘queer’, and also, queer is inclusive to non-binary people.”
Kehlani recently came out says she likes to use she and they pronouns. While the Instagram Live video has gained traction, many fans have been celebrating the artist’s new label as a lesbian.
KEHLANI IS A LESBIAN? WE FUCKING WON pic.twitter.com/Bw8OFg20KT
— ema | women ⚢ (@marvelsbian) April 6, 2021
kehlani coming out as a lesbian just made my day! actually no… week!!!!! wait no….. MY WHOLE LIFEEEEE
— jules | readings open! (@softlylesbian) April 6, 2021
The singer-songwriter is yet to respond to the video or offer confirmation on her identity.
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In 2017, Kehlani released the queer anthem, Honey, on which she unapologetically proclaimed: “I like my women like I like my honey. Sweet… a little selfish.”
She also appeared on openly gay singer Hayley Kiyoko’s critically lauded debut album, on the fantastic R&B anthem, What I Need.
“I finally know I’m a lesbian” kehlani (2021) pic.twitter.com/IvlqkkoJGD
— best sapphics in the world (@bestsapphics) April 6, 2021
Kehlani went OFF and fed the gays! pic.twitter.com/RDfn54zOty
— kirsten (@kuhlaniszn) April 6, 2021
KEHLANI CAME OUT AS A LESBIAN ??? HELLO pic.twitter.com/lRlxTpuJwc
— 💰🌙 (@txritillas) April 6, 2021
Her own debut, SweetSexySavage, charted at number three on the Billboard 200 and received widespread acclaim.
Fans have been positively reacting to the news of Kehlani coming out on social media and we’re here for it.