Oakland native Kehlani caused an unlikely dent in last year’s soundscape with the lush production and honest, raw songwriting talent on her acclaimed Cloud 19 mixtape. At 19, she’s already a seasoned industry hustler, having previously made waves on America’s Got Talent (fourth place, but not without a performance alongside Stevie Wonder). We caught up with the rising songstress to talk about finding yourself, bisexuality, and the reason for all the ink.

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