“Something really confirms when people say ‘they’. It’s like… you really see me”
Kehlani has confirmed in a new interview that he prefers to use pronouns.
Earlier this year, the singer updated her Twitter account to include her preference for the pronoun he/she, and has now discussed the situation further.
talking to Byrdie Magazine This week (November 30), Kehlani reaffirmed her preferred choice of pronouns, saying: “I don’t mind when people say ‘she’, but when people say ‘they’ something really confirms. It’s like… you’re really looking at me.”
Earlier this year, Kehlani opened up about both her sexuality and “straight-presenting” privilege after being gay.
“Do you want to know what’s new about me?” “I finally know I’m a lesbian,” the singer asked in an Instagram Live video with photographer Jamie-Lee Bee.
The “Can I” star also admitted that she is “very privileged” in the industry as a “cisgender-presenting, straight-presenting” person.
“I think a lot of the actors we talk about and say, ‘Oh, they had to come out or they had to do this,’ a lot of them can’t hide it,” she said. “there’s a lot of it” [much] how they present it. It’s tough for them. It’s tough for trans artists. It’s tough for black gay men. It’s tough for black manly gay women.”
Earlier this year, Kehlani confirmed the details of her new album “Blue Water Road” and shared a trailer for the record, which will follow up with 2020’s “It Was Good to Know It Was Not.”
A new single and accompanying music video, ‘Altar’, then followed a few days later. The video for ‘Altar’ contains most of the images featured in the album’s teaser, showing Kehlani with a bloodied and bandaged leg, and later dancing around a house in the countryside.
Kehlani’s second album, It Was Good To It Was Not, came out last May. In the album’s three-star review, Granthshala Wrote: “It’s understandable for an artist to want to change their voice, but the problem with ‘It Was Good to Know It Wasn’t’ is that Kehlani lost out on the great talent she displayed on previous releases Is.