Kehlani has spoken candidly about how she has been handling all the negative comments thrown her way since revealing her pregnancy and her sexuality.
Recall that the singer took to her Instagram last month to reveal that she is expecting her first baby with her partner, and shortly after, she faced a lot of backlash for her pregnancy, especially from people who accused her of exploiting the LGTBQ community.
“I’ve gotten everything from ‘I thought she was a lesbian’ to ‘she was using queerness to promote her career, then went and betrayed us with a man’ to ‘her baby father is just a sperm donor’,” she told Nylon in a new interview, adding that she had “never identified as a lesbian” nor has she ever named herself “the ‘queer icon’ of the century.”
She says she has, instead, been using the term pansexual or simply queer.
Check out the photo from the interview below.
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thank you @nylonmag for being a team of women that heard me through the noise, helped me feel very seen through the process and worked with me even tho i know i was a tough (pregnant) cookie! i love you. interview is my favorite i’ve done. thanks so much. photos: @lindseybyrnes / story: @gabriellekorn / producer: @luvnidleness / video: @daniokon / styling: @danasia_sutton / hair: @cesar4styles / makeup: @Mannequinskin / nails: @glamsquad