Kehlani clapped back at a fan at her Arizona show on Monday (June 12), after they yelled out the name of her ex-boyfriend, Cleveland Cavs star Kyrie Irving.
The singer paused for a brief moment before asking that the lights be turned on and someone point out the guy who blurted out Kyrie’s name.
“Get the f*ck out this concert bitch,” Kehlani said over the mic. “Point him out. Where was the guy? Y’all better be loyal to me in this bitch. Point that n*gga out. Where the f*ck he at? Get his bitch-ass out. F*ck you. We don’t play that stupid-ass sh*t up in here. Come on. Kyrie would whoop your f*ckin’ ass. That’s my best f*ckin’ friend.”
Kehlani later took to Instagram to defend herself after a video of her outburst surfaced online. “After a year of being tormented, harassed, people sending me death threats/showing up to festivals in jerseys throwing sh*t at me and chanting names, bullying my family in school, at the grocery store, walking down the street, sh*t that I never even SPOKE on because I dealt with my problems like an adult ON MY OWN for once… I finally stood up for myself,” she wrote in a since-deleted post. “After a year of depression and therapy, moving away to a new city because of it, i FINALLY STOOD UP FOR MYSELF. I’ve held concerts where when they screamed a name at me I ran off, had a panic attack and cried. I’m finally confident, fearless and unashamed. It felt good as hell to do what I did, so bring on whatever you want because I’m proud of myself, my team is proud of me, my mom is proud of me. I wish you peace —- oh… and you couldnt last a day in my shoes.”
If you recall, Kehlani went through a dark period in early 2016, after PARTYNEXTDOOR posted a photo of himself and Kehlani in bed on Instagram. Fans immediately lashed out at the singer, believing that she was still dating Irving and cheating on him.
PND deleted the image, but the damage was done, and hours later, Kehlani reportedly attempted suicide.
The singer disappeared for several months, but finally resurfaced later in the year with new music, before dropping her SweetSexySavage album in January.
Kehlani is currently on her “SweetSexySavage Tour”.