Kehlani’s biographySinger Kehlani won the hearts of millions with her beautiful voice, and songs that are relatable for each one of us: love and loyalty, friendship and finding yourself. Kehlani is different – she can be happy or sad, romantic or harsh, but she’s always genuine, which is why she’s so popular.
Difficult childhoodThe singer’s full name is Kehlani Ashley Parrish. She was born on April 24, 1995 in Oakland, California. Her parents were drug addicts. Her mother was hiding from the police, which is why she had to give birth at home while her husband was supporting her over the phone.
The girl was born premature and at first, she wasn’t showing any signs of life. Later on, the singer said that she was born with abstinence syndrome and that she experienced withdrawal from the first hours of her life, due to the fact that her mother had been doing drugs until the very last day of pregnancy.
Her aunt was the person who took notice of her talent and took her to the Oakland School of Arts. From the beginning, Kehlani was more inclined towards dancing – she focused entirely on ballet and modern dance, and she dreamed to enroll at the famous Juilliard school.
Career. The beginningIn 2010, Kehlani, despite her aunt’s disapproval, dropped out of school and together with other members of PopLyfe started touring around the west coast cities of the country.
Piers Morgan, who was then a member of the jury, told Kehlani that she was definitely talented, but he doubted that she needed the group.
Year 2012 was very difficult for Kehlani, who was then left without her friends’ support and was forced to come back to her aunt. However, she only spent a year in Oakland, after which she decided to go to Los Angeles. Kehlani was still underage, so her aunt insisted that she graduate school first, but the young singer, once again, did things her own way.Whereas Kehlani found this remark flattering, the other members of the group didn’t, so after the contest was over, they had a falling out which led to her leaving PopLyfe.
In Los Angeles, Kehlani was getting by with occasional jobs, but soon enough she received an offer from one of Got Talent’s producers – Nick Cannon. At the start, the offer made her really happy, but after giving it some thought, she declined – she was unfamiliar with the concept of a rap band.
PopularityIn 2014, Kehlani released her first mixtape which ranked 28th in the best albums of the year, and in 2015 she went on tour with rapper G-Eazy, opening his concerts.
The track Gangsta was chosen as a soundtrack for a scene from Suicide Squad; Rolling Stone and Complex proclaimed Kehlani the brilliant musician that the world was missing, and in 2016 she was nominated for a Grammy.
Kehlani’s personal lifeIn 2016, it became known that Kehlani was dating NBA Boston Celtics star Kyrie Irving; this relationship ended with Kehlani’s suicide attempt, which she talked about herself on social media.
Unfortunately, his words alone weren’t enough to stop the backlash online. As a result, Kehlani tried to commit suicide. She only woke up in the hospital. The first thing she did was take a picture of her arm and post it on Instagram, with the caption I wanted to leave Earth today.
Her statements created quite the buzz, especially the one where she declared she was pansexual, and then she inferred her confession, using tiredness and mood swings as the excuse.