Kehlani is explaining why she chose to take Tory Lanez off her song “Can I” following a recent incident he and Megan Thee Stallion were involved in.
In an interview with WGCI, Kehlani explains that people were asking her if she’d keep Tory Lanez on the song due to the standards and messaging she holds herself to.
“I just feel like I’ve always been a socially responsible individual…very accountable to my message and whenever I’ve messed up,” she says. “Whenever I’ve done something that didn’t align with the, you know, the things that I stand for and the things that I push so hard to you know, hold space for as someone with a large platform, as someone that people look up to, as a woman that makes other women feel safe and empowered. ”
Kehlani continued to say, “People were asking me, you know like, ‘are you gonna keep somebody on it who doesn’t necessarily make us feel safe or empowered as a woman?'” adding, “The situation was involving someone that I’m extremely close to so I just felt like, on some loyal sh*t, and on some like, do the right thing, like, you have to be responsible, like, absolutely I’m changing up the record.”
Kehlani made it clear that her relationship with Megan Thee Stallion is “not an industry friendship, that’s really my friend, it’s someone I say I love you to.”
Kehlani briefly spoke about her decision to switch up Tory Lanez’s feature soon after the incident with Megan Thee Stallion made news. She shared that it was too late to remove him from the song, however, he would not be involved in the music video, nor would she include his verse on the deluxe album.
As we previously reported, Tory Lanez and Megan Thee Stallion were involved in an incident that left Megan shot in the foot, and at the time, Tory arrested for possession of a concealed weapon.
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