Kehlani Speaks Out After Being Sexually Assaulted at Concert: 'This Sh*t Made Me Sick to My Stomach'

Kehlani took to Instagram on Monday night to reveal they were sexually assaulted while being escorted through the crowd following a performance in the UK.


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Kehlani opened up about being sexually assaulted following a recent performance in the UK.

Fresh off finishing the European leg of their Blue Water Road Trip Tour, Kehlani took to social media on Monday night to speak out after they were assaulted. In a since-deleted post on IG Stories, the singer—who uses she/they pronouns—revealed they were inappropriately touched while being escorted through the crowd after a show in Manchester.

“I’ve made video after video after video and deleted it because I don’t want any video of me as angry, triggered, crying upset as I am anywhere,” Kehlani wrote in the now-deleted post. “I don’t care how sexual you deem my music, my performances, my fun with my friends dancing at clubs, or ME.”

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They continued, “That does not give any of you the right to cross a boundary like sticking your hands up my skirt & pulling my underwear to TOUCH MY GENITALS as I am being escorted through a crowd after performing. This shit made me sick to my stomach. As a victim of sexual assault, I am endlessly triggered and mindblown.”

Kehlani previously discussed their experience as a victim of sexual assault on a 2019 episode of their Sunday Gems podcast.

“I don’t want to add more hurt, I don’t want to add more pain,” the artist said at the time. “All I want to say is, ‘Sending love to everybody who’s on a healing path right now, and sending love to everybody who needs it. And if you’re apologizing for abuse, you’re disgusting. Suck my dick.’”

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