The singer Kehlani came out as queer on Twitter yesterday.
In a tweet that has since been deleted, the sweet, sexy, savage artist said that she wants to be clear about her identity since people keep asking.
“cuz i keep geddin asked,” Kehlani, 23, wrote. “i’m queer. not bi, not straight. i’m attracted to women, men, REALLY attracted to queer men, non binary people, intersex people, trans people. lil poly pansexual papi hello good morning. does that answer your questions?”
She then wrote that she’s the least attracted to straight men. “and since we on that… i’m the LEAST attracted to straight men, y’all really adorable sometimes tho. bisexual men really are little gifts from god tho.”
Someone asked why she uses the word “queer,” and she explained:
i felt gay always insisted there was still a line drawn as to which “label” of human i was attracted when i really jus be walking around thinking ERRYBODY FINE https://t.co/2zXOUY7fDf
— Kehlani (@Kehlani) April 22, 2018
“if ur attracted to a man and then change your energy up when you find out he’s sexually ambiguous or queer , thass gross. you bout to miss out on some fye shit,” she wrote in another tweet.
Later, she explained why she deleted her original tweet: someone criticized how she described gender.
i retracted my queer tweet because i am being corrected about the way in which i listed the gender spectrum and i’m super super sensitive to being offensive especially when i’m only trying to appreciate. point is, i love love, and that love lies in every gender there is. 🧡
— Kehlani (@Kehlani) April 23, 2018
Earlier this month, Kehlani and Demi Lovato kissed during a performance.
— Nancy D'Santos 🌈 (@Nancy_DSantos) April 3, 2018
Her 2017 album SweetSexySavage went to #3 on the Billboard 200. Earlier this month, Kehlani performed at Coachella.