PARTYNEXTDOOR on Kehlani: "I Regret How It Went Down"

PARTYNEXTDOOR opened up about Kehlani in a new interview.

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In a new interview with Rolling Stone, PARTYNEXTDOOR opened up about Kehlani.

The two were romantically involved in 2015 and the relationship reportedly came to an end the same year (PND released a song called "Kehlani's Freestyle" last July and later changed the title to "Things & Such"). Then, this past March, PARTY shared a photo on Instagram of him and Kehlani together with the caption, "After all the shenanigans, still got the R&B singer back in my bed." The photo caused backlash against Kehlani, who many believed was still dating Kyrie Irving at the time. A day later Kehlani posted a photo of her in the hospital with the caption, "Today I wanted to leave the Earth."

"I regret how it went down," PND explained. "Big time I regret how it went down. I look into people's eyes, and I know they think I'm a bad guy. There's a lot of details that people don't know."

He continued, "I just hope people understand that was a year for him. And I hope everyone has a successful year, and I hope that's in the past."

"It was a blue year for me," he added. "I thought, 'Write a hit, you'll be rich and happy.' Meet one of the most beautiful girls in the world, one of the most talented, and I'll be happy. All of that: I'm not happy."

PARTYNEXTDOOR also shared some insight behind writing Rihanna's No. 1 hit "Work." "People think that's a party song," he said. "It's a breakup song. It's blues. I went from braggadocious to blues."

"It doesn't make me happy," he added. "I'm looking for joy. It's a moment for Rihanna and Drake. I want to invest time in creating moments for myself."

While there wasn't much talk about his new album P3, PARTYNEXTDOOR did speak on "Wednesday Night Interlude," a record that was included on Drake's If You're Reading This It's Too Late. "Drake asked for that song," PND stated. "I said, 'Are you gonna cut it?' 'No.' He just put it on there. I don't think people do that. I love the fact that he put it on there and people heard it. And I still, to this day, wish I kept that song for my album."

You can read PND's full interview with Rolling Stone here.

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