When she isn’t gracing the world with soulful sounds Kehlani can be found using her platform to champion marginalised voices.
This year, one of those “voices” comes from the rapper Megan Thee Stallion who has spent the last few weeks battling fake news stories designed to convince the general public that she deserved to be shot by the singer Tory Lanez.
Said stories, some of which falsely claim that Lanez shot the rapper because he discovered that she was transgender, were fed into the media machine hours after the general public learned of the shooting and have even been disseminated by a number of public figures.
Others say Lanez was not responsible for the shooting at all.
Unfortunately for him, Kehlani seems to have confirmed that he was in fact the aggressor in the incident by slicing him out of a song she recorded with him.
Full transparency cuz i believe in that with my following, his verse is still on the song, the video is solo. new verse on the deluxe. The album came out months ago i can’t remove it , doesn’t work like that. can only move forward.
Kehlani published the message above to reveal that she was giving Tory the boot from their collaborative cut ‘Can I‘ and had banned him from appearing in its supporting video to stand in solidarity with Ms. Stallion.
Megan has not named Lanez as her attacker but moves made by a number of her celebrity pals, Kehlani included, now indicate that he was.
Kehlani isn’t having Tory in the Can I video and she’s taking his verse off on the deluxe version….. he def shot Meg 😭😭😭😭
— MMS Kierra✨ (@KayySims_) August 2, 2020
— Raquel Allen (@Taurus9217) July 31, 2020
shout out to @Kehlani for removing tory lanez verse and supporting meg so strongly. 💞 THAT is what you call having someone’s back. i admire both of these women so much. @theestallion is SO loved and i hate that there aren’t enough people enraged, standing by her.
— black lives MATTER//jade🍑 (@peachyy__j) July 30, 2020