Kehlani is supporting her close friend Megan Thee Stallion following the July shooting incident that resulted in Meg undergoing surgery from multiple gunshot wounds that she claimed were caused by Canadian rapper Tory Lanez.
At the end of July, Kehlani revealed to fans that, as a result of the incident involving Meg, she had made the decision to remove Tory Lanez’ feature from the video of her hit single “Can I”.
Now, she has detailed her reasons behind the decision in an interview with WGCI Chicago, saying: “As someone with a large platform, as someone that people look up to, as a woman that makes other women feel safe and empowered, people were asking me, ‘Are you gonna keep somebody on it who doesn’t necessarily make us feel safe or empowered as a woman?’”
She continued, “This situation was involving someone that I’m extremely close to, so I just felt like on some loyal shit and on some do the right thing, you have to be responsible. Absolutely I’m changing up the record. It was business and it was also loyalty to a situation. This is not an industry friendship. That’s really my friend and someone I say ‘I love you’ to.”
Earlier today, Megan Thee Stallion broke her silence on the incident while also confirming that Lanez was responsible for the shooting.
Taking to Instagram Live to detail the night in question, she blasted Lanez and his associates for “lying” about the ordeal.
“You shot me, and you got your publicist and your people going to these blogs, lying and shit,” she said in the video.
“Stop lying. Why lie? I don’t understand. I tried to keep the situation off the internet, but you’re dragging it.”
After explaining that on the night, she had tried to exit the vehicle during an argument while three others were in the car.
“I get out the car … I don’t want to argue anymore,” she said. “I get out. I’m walking away. From out the back seat of the car, he] starts shooting me. You shot me! I didn’t get cut by no glass.”
She added that the reason she failed to give Lanez’ name to police was due to distrust and fear over ongoing incidents of police brutality against black people.
“The police come, I’m scared. All this shit going on with the police? The police are shooting motherfuckers for anything,” she continued. “The police are literally killing Black people for no motherfucking reason.”
“You want me to tell them we got in a gun in a car so they can shoot all of us up… I’m scared … Why the fuck would I tell [the police] somebody got a gun in this car and [he] shot me? So I can get shot, you can shot, she can get shot, he can get shot?”
A spokesperson for the Los Angeles District Attorney’s office, Richardo Santiago, told Billboard that prosecutors are yet to decide whether they will pursue assault charges against Lanez.