Kehlani is not very good at keeping secrets!
The “Good Life” singer seemed a little disappointed that her big reveal wasn’t a surprise to her friends and family. She took to social media and confirmed that she is a lesbian on a now-deleted TikTok video on Thursday, April 23. Kehlani initially came out while doing an Instagram Live with her friend earlier this week, but her TikTok made things crystal clear. “I finally know I’m a lesbian,” she said before adding, “It’s f—ing true, I am gay, gay, gay!” See the clip below!
She joked that she wanted “heart-to-hearts with my family and my friends,” but it didn’t turn out the way she expected. “They’re like ‘we know! Duh!'” Kehlani continued in the now-deleted video captured by Pop Crave on Twitter.
“I want you to fall on the floor and be like, ‘Congratulations! We had no idea!” she said when describing what the perfect response should be. Instead, her friends said, “You’re the only one that didn’t f—ing know! F—ing closet was glass!”
“Guess I wanted all of you to know that everyone knew but me,” she concluded.
Kehlani officially comes out as a lesbian in new TikTok. 🏳️🌈 pic.twitter.com/P1R8KJK34c
— Pop Crave (@PopCrave) April 22, 2021
Kehlani previously identified as queer, but never felt the need to come out in her personal life because of the way she looks. “I didn’t even really have to come out in my private life,” Kehlani said. “I don’t walk down the street and people look at me and go, ‘Oh, I bet she’s queer’ or ‘I bet that she’s into women’ or anything like that because of the way I present.”
The artist acknowledged the privilege she has because she doesn’t look like a stereotypical lesbian. “It’s tougher for trans artists. It’s tougher for Black gay men. It’s tougher for Black masculine gay women,” she told the Advocate earlier this month.
Congrats on being true to yourself, Kehlani!