“Wanna know what’s new about me?” Kehlani asked fans rhetorically while on Instagram Live with her friend and photographer Jamie-Lee B. “I finally know I’m a lesbian!” Prior to her Instagram live announcement, Kehlani has always been a proud advocate for the LGBTQ+ community and living your truth out loud.
While many are saying that the singer is coming out, the 25-year-old has previously identified as queer and uses she/they pronouns. According to Out, she originally came out via Twitter in 2018 but had since deleted her original posts. The original post read stated that she is “attracted to women, men, REALLY attracted to queer men, non binary people, intersex people, trans people.”
During a 2020 interview with Diva Magazine, she said, “I’m definitely on the non-binary scale. But I still prefer and am totally fine with the pronoun ‘she’.” She continued, “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.”
Fans quickly flooded the internet with praise and celebration of Kehlani’s recent announcement. See below for a few fan reactions: