Ever since Kehlani revealed that she is pregnant with a baby girl back in October, she has actually received a lot of backlash for it! Now, the star is opening up about her life as an expectant mother and LGBTQ icon in the public eye!
During an interview for Nylon, the singer explains that ‘I’ve gotten everything from ‘I thought that she was lesbian’ to ‘she was using queerness just to promote her career, then went on and betrayed us with a man’ to ‘her baby father’s just a sperm donor.’’
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i’ve always been very open with you all about my personal adventures & accomplishments… this was the HARDEST to hide. if you know me, you know i’ve dreamt about motherhood since i was very young. when asked what my goals are, it’s always the idea of a big healthy happy family & whatever comes along is a plus . i am so honored to be given this gift by spirit, creator, and an amazing partner whom i trust with my body and life. i knew sharing something so personal and precious could bring stress into my world but there isn’t a word anyone would say my way that could take away from this. dearest little girl, i am so proud to be your mommy. i am so proud to have received you. i cannot wait to meet you, i know you will be 50,000 times more special than i can even imagine at this moment. i am happy to document this journey and feel the freedom any pregnant person should. i’m looking forward to sharing my little world with you all… my partnership with my very best friend and lover, our journey of conception, my choice for a natural home birth with my AMAZING midwives at @parteramidwifery and eventually… the little pumpkin! i am now a HOME. 4 months and counting with you, angel of mine. SHE DONT WANNN HIDE NO MO ??? we’re so ready for you mija!
However, Kehlani noted that she’s never actually ‘identified as a lesbian’ but as pansexual, or just ‘queer.’
‘I have always said, and I will always say, there’s people out there in this community fighting for equality in more real ways than making songs about it and performing at events like me, and those are the ‘queeroes.’ They are the ones who deserve to be awarded and to be constantly highlighted,’ she went on to say.
The celeb shared with the outlet that she gets a lot of criticism every day for her use of the word ‘Queer.’
‘I also saw a lot of discomfort with the use of the word queer,’ hinting that it is used for folks to run away from identifying with a more ‘solidified’ term such as bi/lesbian/gay/pan,’ the singer stated.
But earlier this year when she used the word to tell her fans her sexual identity, she also told her fans that for her, ‘Queer’ means ‘Not bi, not straight.’
She went on to further explain that ‘I’m attracted to women, men, REALLY attracted to queer men, nonbinary people, intersex people, trans people. Lil poly pansexual papa hello good morning. Does that answer your questions?’
But because a lot of people were offended by the language she used, Kehlani ended up deleting her tweets on the matter.
During the interview, she also shared what bothers her the most about being a public personality.
‘I do appreciate the love I have received for being myself, but, believe me, I am 80 percent just as uncomfortable with being on the front page of any movement or the poster child of anything as a lot of people are with me being it.’