Notice: This text incorporates discussions of sexual assault.
Kehlani opened up a few disturbing incident that occurred with one in every of her followers after a present this previous weekend.
The singer stated that she was being escorted via a crowd after performing in Manchester, England, when a fan reached out and groped her.
“I’ve made video after video after video and deleted it as a result of I don’t need any video of me as indignant, triggered, crying upset as I’m wherever,” Kehlani wrote on Instagram.
“I don’t care how sexual you deem my music, my performances, my enjoyable with my pals dancing at golf equipment, or ME….that doesn’t give any of you the precise to cross a boundary like sticking your arms up my skirt & pulling my underwear to TOUCH MY GENITALS as I’m being escorted via a crowd after performing.”
“This shit made me sick to my abdomen,” she continued. “As a sufferer of sexual assault, I’m endlessly triggered and mind-blown.”
Kehlani beforehand spoke about her previous sexual assault on a 2019 episode of her podcast, Sunday Gems. Throughout the episode, she additionally shared a message of help for different survivors.
“All I wish to say is, ‘Sending like to everyone who’s on a therapeutic path proper now, and sending like to everyone who wants it,'” she stated (through Revolt). “And in case you’re apologizing for abuse, you’re disgusting. Suck my dick.’”
Kehlani, I’m so sorry that this occurred to you. I hope individuals perceive that that is by no means OK.
In case you or somebody you recognize has skilled sexual assault, you may name the Nationwide Sexual Assault Hotline at 1-800-656-HOPE, which routes the caller to their nearest sexual assault service supplier. You can even seek for your native heart right here.