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Kehlani Says She Has 'a Lot of Privilege' as a 'Straight-Passing' Person: 'I've Been Lucky'

She’s hot. Kehlani is shining on their path to success but is also acknowledging the privilege that helped pave the way.

The R&B singer, 25, has been one of the several queer artists to prosper within the current mainstream music scene, with two Grammy nominations and appearances on the Billboard 200 album chart. In speaking with The Advocate for the magazine's cover story, she said she recognize how their "straight and cisgender presenting" privilege has played a part in finding success. "I have a lot of privilege," says Kehlani, who uses she/they pronouns and identifies as queer. "I think a lot of artists who 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." A lot of it is very [much] in how they present. It's tougher for them," Kehlani said. "It's tougher for trans artists. It's tougher for Black gay men. It's tougher for Black masculine gay women."

While the "Bad News" singer shared on Twitter in 2018 to clarify that she identifies as "queer," she never felt the pressure to come out in her own personal life, mainly due to the way she presents herself.

"I didn't even really have to come out in my private life," said Kehlani. "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."

"That's all privilege and I think that there are quite a few artists who were truly at the forefront but weren't able to make the strides that I was able to make being 100 percent myself because of the way they present and the biases and the phobias of the American public and the world," she added. "I've been lucky, super lucky."

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by Anonymousreply 2214 hours ago

What exactly is “straight passing“? Presence/absence of a caftan?

by Anonymousreply 1Last Wednesday at 5:48 PM

Unclockable

by Anonymousreply 2Last Wednesday at 5:48 PM

Who?

by Anonymousreply 3Last Wednesday at 5:58 PM

Celia Rubinstein was a friend to all mankind......

WHO!!????

by Anonymousreply 4Last Wednesday at 6:20 PM

A Datalounge thread on Kehlani?? Well you don't say!

Kehlani had a baby with Daily Shows' Jaboukie Young-White's brother Javaughn. Both of those brothers are GAY. I think Kehlani might like ladies sometimes, but I wager she likes seeing her man get fucked by another man more. Chile, I guess we calling that queer in 2021. Guapdad 4000 is another one of her besties, and sometimes I feel like there might be some tea on him too 🌈. She has a type for sure!

by Anonymousreply 5Last Wednesday at 8:04 PM

Kelani is hot

by Anonymousreply 6Last Thursday at 3:32 AM

Kehlani

by Anonymousreply 7Last Thursday at 3:32 AM

Javaughn is bisexual

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by Anonymousreply 8Last Thursday at 3:35 AM

Who ARE these people?

by Anonymousreply 9Last Thursday at 3:37 AM

You better show that face in some pussy or shut the fuck up, Kehlani.

by Anonymousreply 10Last Thursday at 3:41 AM

ok r8, she was definitely strapping on for him tho

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by Anonymousreply 11Last Thursday at 5:43 AM

I’m so sick of this shit.

by Anonymousreply 12Last Thursday at 5:53 AM

What?

by Anonymousreply 13Last Thursday at 6:05 AM

Straight privilege because you are straight.

by Anonymousreply 14Last Thursday at 1:18 PM

But she can't hide those hideous tattoos.

by Anonymousreply 15Last Thursday at 1:49 PM

Hideous tattoos

by Anonymousreply 16Last Thursday at 1:52 PM

Who?

by Anonymousreply 17Last Thursday at 1:55 PM

Javaughn is so beautiful 😍

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by Anonymousreply 18Last Thursday at 6:49 PM

I need tea on Guapdad ☕

by Anonymousreply 1920 hours ago

Just to reiterate.......who?

by Anonymousreply 2016 hours ago

God bisexuals are fucking ANNOYING. Male or female, they are all raging narcissists.

by Anonymousreply 2116 hours ago

I love bisexuals

by Anonymousreply 2214 hours ago
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