R&B singer Kehlani attempts suicide
Last year’s Pacific Spring Concert performer Kehlani reportedly attempted suicide last week after rumors sparked on Instagram that she was cheating on her recent boyfriend, Cavaliers basketball player Kyrie Irving.
The rumor started after the singer’s ex, PartyNextDoor, posted a picture on the social media app of the two holding hands in bed with the caption,”After all her shenanigans, still got the r&b singer back in my bed.”
Twitter and Instagram fired back at 20-year-old Oakland native Kehlani, calling her names and slut-shaming her, assuming the post meant that she had cheated on Irving. Despite the lack of evidence over whether or not the two were still together or had broken up, the singer received such extreme cyber-bullying over the rumor that she allegedly attempted to take her own life.
Days after the photo was posted on PartyNextDoor’s Instagram account, Kehlani took to her own social media, posting a photo of herself with an IV in her arm as she lay in a hospital bed. The photo’s long caption explained that the rumors should not be believed, and no one cheated on anyone in the situation, however, she did feel broken down by the hate she received.
“Today I wanted to leave this earth. Being completely selfish for once. Never thought I’d get to such a low point,” the musician wrote beneath the photo of her hospital stay, “But… I’m not a bad person.”
Kyrie Irving confirmed this fact on his own social media account, explaining in now-deleted tweets that he doesn’t appreciate PartyNextDoor posting the photo and creating controversy, but, “me and Kehlani were not dating when the picture came out.” Irving also published his condolences for Kehlani’s situation, going on to say, “Nothing but love and compassion over this way for her and her family.”
Unfortunately, as if the initial rumor comments were not bad enough, Kehlani received a second flow from fellow artist Chris Brown, who used his Twitter account to voice his opinion on the situation. Brown’s tweet, “There is no attempting suicide. Stop flexing for the gram. Doing [things] for sympathy so them comments under your pics don’t look so bad,” was met with outrage from Kehlani’s fans, as well as other singers, such as Jamie Lambert from Collabro, who tweeted his support of Kehlani and disdain for Brown’s comments.
The young singer has since returned home and is believed to be doing well, as she posted another photo of a large flower with the caption, “Healthy, home, and with people who love me. Thank you for all the support.”
Kehlani did, however, appear to make a public gesture of starting over fresh, as she deleted all of her Instagram posts but not the account itself.
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