Kehlani didn’t have a smooth experience at a UK show recently.
The singer performed at a Manchester venue on Monday which was a part of the European leg of her Blue Water Road Trip Tour. The singer said she was sexually assaulted while she was being escorted out through the crowd.
“I don’t want any video of me as angry, triggered, crying upset as i am anywhere,” she wrote in a story on Instagram which has since been deleted. “i don’t care how sexual you deem my music, my performances, my fun with my friends dancing at clubs, or ME….”
Kehlani 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. As a victim of sexual assault, i am endlessly triggered and mindblown”
The singer has opened up previously about her experiences with sexual assault. She has also been an advocate for those dealing with the trauma. On a 2019 episode of their podcast, Sunday Gems, she shared some words of encouragement for those who are going through this. “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 d***.’”