Kehlani stopped by the AT&T studios to chat with Angie Martinez on a high note about dropping her first album 'Sweet, Sexy, Savage' while in the studio she talked about:
- Processing the fact that her first album has been released and is being received with so much positivity.
- Her positive thinking technique which she uses to stay clear of any negativity that comes her way.
- Feeling as although she is only 21 she also feels 300 and 13 years old at the same time.
- Her fan base reaching both men and women of all ages.
- Being raised by her auntie due to her parents both struggling with addiction + how her family feels about her success.
- Growing up listening to early 2000's neo soul and not 90's R&B as many speculate.
The Aaliyah comparisons but yet the singer not entirely being the main artist that she took from.
The loss of her friend and security guard a few months ago. He would watch me when I’m drunk…he’s just great. We’re just glad he’s out of pain.”
The hurt that comes with social media yet still continuing to use her social media accounts “I get more love than I ever got hate…I have to focus on who loves me.”
- Vocalizes her love and obsession for Cardi B and how she admires her fearlessness.
- Drops some interesting facts about Koala Bears.
- Her love for reading and the two books that she uses to help her through life + her connection with author Paulo Coelho who is the only person she follows on Twitter.
- She is excited for her American and European 'SSS' tour.
The magical moment she had with a blue butterfly in the middle of the ocean while on vacation in Jamaica.
Marching to the beat of her own drum when it comes to her personal style and always playing with her hair cuts/colors since she was a kid.
- Appearing on ‘America’s Got Talent’ and being mentored by Nick Cannon who took her under her wing and even set her up in her first apartment which was already furnished.
- Talks about how difficult it is to celebrate her album release but American social issues are depressing her.
- Elaborates about being a female, queer and a minority and how she embraces it.
- Talks about how she is no longer using Uber of Lyft, she is now using the movie app.
- She talks about how even though the Bay is home, her move to New York has created a sense of normalcy for her.
Her suggestion for those people who want to help the people out her protesting and helping those assisting people facing deportation.
New York helping her find herself and allowing her to get away and have a sense of normalcy that she had not had in years.