Kehlani on Life After Controversy With Partynextdoor & Kyrie Irving: 'There's Not Too Much That Can Hurt Me Now'

Kehlani performs during Lollapalooza 2016
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Kehlani performs during Lollapalooza at Grant Park on July 28, 2016 in Chicago.

Despite deleting her various social media accounts several times and bouncing back from a reported suicide attempt, R&B singer Kehlani is focusing on the blessings. During a recent interview with Power 106's The Cruz Show in Los Angeles (Oct. 5), the Oakland singer spoke on the drama that surrounded her relationships with fellow singer Partynextdoor and NBA star Kyrie Irving. 

"I think it was a combination of things,” she explained. "I think, one, the response was insane. Two, I think people forgot I was a 21-year-old going through the biggest heartbreak of my life."

"It was tough -- it's still tough," she continued. "On the flip side, there’s not too much that can hurt me now.”

As for her highly anticipated debut, Kehlani -- who recently landed her first Hot 100 hit with the Suicide Squad cut "Gangsta" --  says she's finessing the final touches. "I'm definitely in the last part of it. I'm in the final run, I'm doing all the tweaking and bringing in people to give me opinions," she said.

When asked about the 2016 election, the Grammy-nominated artist didn't choose either Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump but emphasized the importance of voting. "I think everybody needs to stay updated on it," she said. "I don't necessarily approve of either [candidate]. I feel like they go get drinks afterwards, 'cause they both on the same agenda. But at this point, guys, we can't let it be Donald Trump." 

Watch the full interview below:


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