On the newest episode of Sunday Gems, Reyna Biddy had Kehlani within the studio to deal with a bunch of subjects together with “Cancel Culture,” the R. Kelly allegations, and her single-minded march in direction of motherhood. And not like a lot of the commentary making the rounds these days, Kehlani did a tremendous job of presenting her opinions in an all-encompassing and balanced manner.
On the idea of “Cancel Culture” having unintended penalties, Kehlani defined that whereas an artist in R. Kelly’s place could also be scrutinized on a private stage – that in itself is what engenders a second wave of curiosity into the artist’s music, i.e streaming totals.
“Let’s be actual, actual, actual. Nobody finally ends up getting cancelled,” Kehlani stated. “These those that we go in on—and it turns into heartbreaking generally—their streaming goes up, their views go up, they get extra followers; they’re nonetheless reserving exhibits. It’s disheartening as f**okay.”
And whereas Kehlani sees the futility in “Cancel Culture” on the idea of these negating penalties, the singer does assist the underlying sentiment behind the phenomenology. “It’s not even the act of the cancelling itself that I assist. It’s the act of in case you are feeling unsafe and you’re feeling unheard and somebody has made you are feeling completely simply low as hell, then you could have each proper to precise your anger about that, and you’ve got each proper to set a boundary between your self and this particular person,” she defined.
In closing, Reyna and Kehlani spoke about XXXTentacion, once more in a nuanced method. While each ladies had been solemnly towards X’s abusive observe file, they did, nonetheless, discover it arduous to get behind all of the backlash he obtained following his dying – whereas additionally expressing their assist for X’s mom Cleo by way of thick and skinny. Check out bits of the dialog within the following net participant.