Kehlani Talks Overcoming Heartbreak, Personal Struggles & More

By Staff  |  10/08/2016


Kehlani opens up about a range of topics this week, during an interview on Power 106 in Los Angeles.

She talks about her personal life and overcoming heartbreak, as well as her long-awaited debut album, tentatively titled SSS.

"I’m definitely in the last part of it," the singer said of her album. "I’m in the final run. I’m doing all the tweaking and bringing in people to give me opinions... Dope people that I trust, other artists and producers that I work with... I’m putting tracklists together, thinking of tracklists, plotting on artwork."

Later, Kehlani talks about battling depression and overcoming a public break-up. "I think it was a combination of things. One, the response was insane. Two, I think people forgot that I was a 21-year-old going through the biggest heartbreak of my life," she said. "On top of it being a very public, scary, very scary thing with that, it was... I’m hurting, y’all. I’m going through heartbreak. This is a young woman who’s dealing with a guy. On top of all that, it was that. It was really recovering from all of these things at once."

Regarding her headline-grabbing suicide attempt, Kehlani says she's not moving forward in a positive way. "I’m strong enough to -- thank God -- be able to talk about it in a positive way and push forward in an inspirational way and not dragging it on or in a victimizing type situation. I wasn’t a victim. I’m never a victim. I refuse to be a victim. I’m not."

Watch the full interview below: