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Kehlani has previously identified as bisexual and pansexual before coming out as a lesbian in 2021. Kehlani uses she/her/hers and they/them/theirs pronouns.

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Kehlani has previously identified as bisexual and pansexual before coming out as a lesbian in 2021. Kehlani uses is also nonbinary, using she/her/hers and they/them/theirs pronouns.


* RetroactiveRecognition: In 2011, Kehlani auditioned for the sixth season of America's Got Talent with the group PopLyfe, and eventually finished in fourth place.

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* RetroactiveRecognition: [[invoked]] In 2011, Kehlani auditioned for the sixth season of America's Got Talent with the group PopLyfe, and eventually finished in fourth place.



* TransparentCloset:
As Kehlani notes in a infamous coming out video on Tiktok, "the closet f--king was glass!".

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* TransparentCloset:
TransparentCloset: As Kehlani notes in a infamous coming out video on Tiktok, "the closet f--king was glass!".


In a Billboard interview, Kehlani revealed that the origins of her name are Hawaiian, [[HeritageDisconnect despite not herself being of Hawaiian descent at all]]. It's because of this that a lot of Hawaiian fans who encountered her got mad at her.

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In a Billboard interview, Kehlani revealed that the origins of her name are Hawaiian, [[HeritageDisconnect despite not herself being of Hawaiian descent at all]].all. It's because of this that a lot of Hawaiian fans who encountered her got mad at her.



In an interview with Billboard magazine, Kehlani has described herself as "[[MixedAncestry mixed]]" (she is Black, White, Native American, Filipino and Mexican).

In a Billboard interview, Kehlani revealed that the origins of her name are Hawaiian, [[HeritageDisconnect despite not herself being of Hawaiian descent at all]]. It's because of this that a lot of Hawaiian fans who encountered her got mad at her.

Kehlani has one daughter, born 2019, from a past relationship with her guitarist Javaughn Young-White.



* ButNotTooBlack: In an interview with Billboard magazine, Kehlani has described herself as "mixed (she is Black, white, Native American, Filipino and Mexican).



* HeritageDisconnect: In a Billboard interview, Kehlani revealed that the origins of her name are Hawaiian, despite not herself being of Hawaiian descent at all. It's because of this that a lot of Hawaiian fans who encountered her got mad at her.



* LipstickLesbian: In several music videos. And in real life as of 2021.

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* LipstickLesbian: In several music videos. And in real life as of 2021.videos she plays lesbians with a feminine style.



* NightmareFuel: As beautiful as the cover photo for her album "It Was Good Until It Wasn't", the back-drop photo of what's behind Kehlani that makes it unsettling. Some fans have even mistaken the collapsing building for 9/11 though Kehlani was quick to point out that it wasn't 9/11 happening behind her, just a random collapsing building.
* RomanticTwoGirlFriendship: Between Kehlani and Hayley Kiyoko's characters in "What I Need". Eventually becoming something more.

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* NightmareFuel: [[invoked]] As beautiful as the cover photo for her album "It Was Good Until It Wasn't", the back-drop photo of what's behind Kehlani that makes it unsettling. Some fans have even mistaken the collapsing building for 9/11 though Kehlani was quick to point out that it wasn't 9/11 happening behind her, just a random collapsing building.
* RomanticTwoGirlFriendship: [[invoked]] Between Kehlani and Hayley Kiyoko's characters in "What I Need". Eventually becoming something more.


** Kehlani's character suffers this from her aunt in the opening of "What I Need".

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** Kehlani's character suffers this from her aunt in the opening of "What I Need".Need" where she is evicted for being LGBT+.


* TheBigDamnKiss: Kehlani and Hayley Kiyoko at the end of "What I Need".
* BisexualLoveTriangle: A brief one between Kehlani, Hayley Kiyoko and the creepy male hitchhiker in "What I Need".



* ClosetKey: Hayley for Kehlani in "What I Need".
* {{Gayngst}}:
** Kehlani's character suffers this from her aunt in the opening of "What I Need".
-->'''Kehlani's Aunt:''' Where the fuck you think you're gonna go this time?... It the same place with that same girl!
-->'''Kehlani:''' The same place I always go. ... Yes, with my same-ass best friend! I go with all the time!
-->'''Kehlani's Aunt:''' You think I'm so fucking stupid that I wouldn't know that's more then just a best friend!? So fucking ungrateful! Go!!
-->'''Kehlani:''' I've been planning on going on this trip for a long time!
-->'''Kehlani's Aunt:''' Why did you turn out this way!?
-->'''Kehlani:''' Can I be me!? Can I be me!? Why does it always have to turn into fucking her?!



* MethodActing: Under instructions from Hayley Kiyoko herself who directed the video for "What I Need", the opening dialogue between Kehlani and her homophobic aunt was completely improvised.



* RomanticTwoGirlFriendship: Between Kehlani and Hayley Kiyoko's characters in "What I Need". Eventually becoming something more.
* RelationshipUpgrade: Between her and Hayley Kiyoko's characters in "What I Need".



* TransparentCloset: As Kehlani notes in a infamous coming out video on Tiktok, "the closet f--king was glass!".

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* TransparentCloset: TransparentCloset:
As Kehlani notes in a infamous coming out video on Tiktok, "the closet f--king was glass!".


* BoastfulRap: In "Can I", Kehlani raps about being skilled in the bedroom and tells her lover to leave his girlfriend for her.



* LipstickLesbian: As of 2021.

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* LipstickLesbian: As In several music videos. And in real life as of 2021.


* ButNotTooBlack: In an interview with Billboard magazine, Kehlani has described her ethnicity as a mix of "Black/White/Mexican and Filipino"
* HeritageDisconnect: In a Billboard interview, Kehlani reveals the origins of her name are Hawaiian, despite not herself being of Hawaiian descent at all. It's because of this that a lot of Hawaiian fans who encountered her got mad at her.

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* ButNotTooBlack: In an interview with Billboard magazine, Kehlani has described her ethnicity herself as a mix of "Black/White/Mexican "mixed (she is Black, white, Native American, Filipino and Filipino"
Mexican).
* HeritageDisconnect: In a Billboard interview, Kehlani reveals revealed that the origins of her name are Hawaiian, despite not herself being of Hawaiian descent at all. It's because of this that a lot of Hawaiian fans who encountered her got mad at her.


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* LipstickLesbian: As of 2021.


* TransparentCloset: As Kehlani notes in a infamous coming out video on Tiktok, "the closet was glass!".

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* TransparentCloset: As Kehlani notes in a infamous coming out video on Tiktok, "the closet f--king was glass!".

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* TransparentCloset: As Kehlani notes in a infamous coming out video on Tiktok, "the closet was glass!".


* ButNotTooBlack: In an interview with Billboard magazine, she has described her ethnicity as a mix of "Black/White/Mexican and Filipino"
* HeritageDisconnect: In a Billboard interview, Kehlani reveals the origins of her name Kehlani are Hawaiian despite not herself being of Hawaiian descent at all. It's because of this a lot of Hawaiian fans who encountered her got mad at her.

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* BreakupBreakout: After the group PopLyfe disbanded due to creative differences, Kehlani began an (eventually successful) solo career.
* ButNotTooBlack: In an interview with Billboard magazine, she Kehlani has described her ethnicity as a mix of "Black/White/Mexican and Filipino"
* HeritageDisconnect: In a Billboard interview, Kehlani reveals the origins of her name Kehlani are Hawaiian Hawaiian, despite not herself being of Hawaiian descent at all. It's because of this that a lot of Hawaiian fans who encountered her got mad at her.

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Kehlani has previously identified as bisexual and pansexual before coming out as a lesbian in 2021. Kehlani uses she/her/hers and they/them/theirs pronouns.
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* IntercourseWithYou: "Can I", "First Position", "Morning" with Teyana Taylor, "Touch Me Remix" with Victoria Monet.

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* IntercourseWithYou: "Can I", "First Position", "Morning" with Teyana Taylor, "Touch Me Remix" with Victoria Monet.Music/VictoriaMonet.


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* MsFanservice: Her "Distraction" video and duet with Hayley Kiyoko.

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* IntercourseWithYou: "Can I", "First Position", "Morning" with Teyana Taylor, "Touch Me Remix" with Victoria Monet.
* MsFanservice: Her "Distraction" video and duet with Hayley Kiyoko.Kiyoko and "Morning" With Teyana Taylor.


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* AWildRapperAppears: Kehlani shows her rap skills off on her verse on the remix of Icy Grl by Saweetie.

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* NightmareFuel: As beautiful as the cover photo for her album "It Was Good Until It Wasn't", the back-drop photo of what's behind Kehlani that makes it unsettling. Some fans have even mistaken the collapsing building for 9/11 though Kehlani was quick to point out that it wasn't 9/11 happening behind her, just a random collapsing building.


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* SlapSlapKiss: "F&MU"details a fight between dysfunctional lovers being resolved in the bedroom.

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