After a very long break from Twitter, Kehlani returned to Twitter on Friday (April 20, 2018 ) and commenced chatting about a new app she’s launching (call Flora Living), but more interestingly began a dialogue about her sexuality and the words she used to describe it.
Initially describing herself as queer, Kehlani walked back the description when she was told the term was offensive, and indeed, Twitter recently suspended a user for using the word queer, a descriptive that’s viewed by some as a slur while others view it as a word that’s been reclaimed by the gay community. Kehlani retweeted another poster who explained Kehlani claiming was problematic because she’s actually bisexual, plain and simple.
Kehlani’s coming out party kicked off when the singer stating she was “back for the memes.” She went on to promote her new video with Charlie Puth in which she’s hugged up with model, Samara Martins, a tweet that led Kehlani to converse with platform users about her sexuality. “stopped explaining non binary queerness to cis straight men ages ago what a waste of precious energy,” she wrote.
In response to someone asking why she was inspired to write about her queerness, she wrote, “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?”
She then added, “and since we on that… i’m the LEAST attracted to straight men, y’all really adorable sometimes tho. bisexual men really are little gifts from god tho.”
When she was questioned on why she chose the descriptive “queer,” she wrote, “i felt gay always insisted there was still a line drawn as to which “label” of human i was attracted when i really jus be walking around thinking ERRYBODY FINE.”
When informed the term queer is viewed as a slur by many, Kehlani responded, “damn i didn’t know that!! if there’s anyone out there i’ve ever offended with the word, i’m sorry! i’m with the reclaiming of the word but if there’s any1 day loves me dat isn’t, i sorry i lurvvv u.”
She then deleted her “queer” tweet and wrote, “i retracted my queer tweet because i am being corrected about the way in which i listed the gender spectrum and i’m super super sensitive to being offensive especially when i’m only trying to appreciate. point is, i love love, and that love lies in every gender there is.”