Kehlani Discusses Shady Managers, Her Bisexuality, and Her Many Tattoos

The Oakland-bred singer shatters the mold and is about to take more than the Bay by storm. But America’s Sweetheart she's not.


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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