Kehlani has announced her pregnancy on Twitter and Instagram.
According to her recent series of tweets, she is already four months pregnant. "I’m so, so, so, happy," she wrote. "The highest blessing one could receive. I love you already, mama. 4 months & so grateful."
She also says she is expecting a daughter. Although she has not revealed who the father is, she described him as her, "best friend and quite frankly the only man on Earth I trust."
Kehlani's tweets were accompanied by a lengthier reveal on Instagram. "I’ve always been very open with you all about my personal adventures and accomplishments... this was the HARDEST to hide. If you know me, you know I’ve dreamt about motherhood since I was very young."
She continued, "I am happy to document this journey and feel the freedom any pregnant person should. I’m looking forward to sharing my little world with you all."
The message concluded with the 23-year old singer saying that she hopes to have a natural home birth.
Mere minutes after publicly announcing her pregnancy, Kehlani has already had to correct some people in her mentions. One Twitter user thought it would be funny to point out her past comments saying she was queer to which she quickly replied, "Imagine thinking queer means lesbian, and either means unable to have babies."
This account on Twitter was referring to since-deleted tweets posted by Kehlani this past April about her sexuality. One read, "Cuz I keep geddin asked...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?"
Hours after announcing the big news, Kehalni hopped on a call for Nicki Minaj's Queen Radio. She briefly spoke about her pregnancy, and revealed that her partner—the father of her unborn child—is bisexual. Kehlani then spoke about the double standard plaguing the bisexual community, stating it was unfair that many people accept women's bisexuality, but not men's.
"It’s not fair to apply any of these standards of sexuality on gender," Kehlani said. "[...] Everyone should just mind their own business."