Why Kehlani Admires Rihanna for Branching Out From Music & Exploring Other Passions


Kehlani desires her followers to know that she and different musicians are obsessed with issues outdoors of music too.

On the most recent episode of Sunday Gems on Apple Music’s Beats 1, with Kehlani and co-host Reyna Biddy, Kehlani talks in regards to the stress of managing a number of careers and passions, and likewise shouts out Rihanna for the way she navigates her profession. Kehlani discusses how Rihanna is altering the sport by making historical past in different industries.

Despite not releasing any solo materials in 2018, Rihanna has been in every single place — particularly exploring new avenues within the make-up and style industries. Kehlani commends RiRi for branching out into these fields since she created various and inclusive avenues for a lot of girls who had been in any other case not being included.

"[Rihanna] took over the style recreation. [She] took over the make-up recreation," Kehlani stated throughout the present. "Like [she] turned single-handedly like a voice for ladies of coloration, particularly black girls, particularly dark-skinned black girls, the place there wasn't an area for in lingerie, in make-up, the place the shades didn't even exist."

In 2017, Rihanna's profitable launch of her "Fenty Beauty" make-up line broke down obstacles and compelled the wonder business to lastly acknowledge the spending energy of individuals of coloration. Fenty’s accessibility and 40 shades of basis made the model one of the crucial inclusive, in addition to one of many greatest black-owned magnificence companies in make-up. Although Rihanna recieved reward for making historical past in these industries, different followers nonetheless want that she would focus much less on make-up, and anxiously anticipate nothing however new music from her.

As Rihanna not too long ago celebrated the three-year anniversary of her album ANTI Twitter — which is on the Billboard 200 albums chart three years after its launch — she acknowledged a number of the backlash from followers, saying that "music is, and all the time will likely be" her past love.

"I believe that the pestering she will get from her followers is so annoying," Kehlani says, having the ability to relate to followers continuously demanding music from her. "People are very, 'Shut up and make your music. Shut up and sing your track. Get one stage and sing your little track after which go to studio. Where's the mixtape? Where's the mixtape? Where's the album? Drop the album. We want the album.' Blah, blah, blah."

The Oakland R&B artist hasn’t launched a full album since SweetSexySavage, which dropped in 2017. But regardless of not releasing any new music, Kehlani says she's been experiencing life. In 2019, her followers can anticipate extra than simply music, her child can be due this 12 months.

Kehlani discusses within the episode how followers can generally make artists really feel responsible for having a life and pursuing issues apart from what they initially recieved recognition for, however emphasises that it's perfeclty OK for artists to discover a number of passions and new pursuits. "I simply gave y'all a 19 monitor album in January 2017, after which y'all watched me tour it till mid-2018."

The 23-year-old singer desires followers to know that: "I’ve ardour that lies outdoors of music and it's a ardour for all times, and it's a ardour for expertise."