Kehlani says they were sexually assaulted by fans who ‘stuck hands up their skirt’

‘I am endlessly triggered and mindblown’: Kehlani says they were sexually assaulted by fans who ‘stuck hands up their skirt and pulled their underwear’ after finishing UK tour

  • The American singer, who identifies as non-binary, has just completed the final stretch of their 44-date Blue Water Road tour in Manchester
  • They have since revealed the shows were marred by inappropriate behavior from fans while they were making their way out of an unspecified venue
  • Kehlani performed four shows at London’s Brixton Academy, Birmingham Academy, Glasgow’s O2 Academy and finally Manchester during their UK run

Kehlani has spoken out after revealing they were sexually assaulted during a recent show on their current world tour.

The American singer, who identifies as non-binary, has just completed the final stretch of their 44-date Blue Water Road tour at Manchester venue Victoria Warehouse on December 12.

Kehlani, 27, has since revealed the shows were marred by inappropriate behavior from fans while they were making their way out of an unspecified venue during its British leg.

Furious: Kehlani has spoken out after revealing they were sexually assaulted during a recent show on their current world tour (performing at O2 Academy Brixton on December 4)

Taking to Instagram on Monday evening, they wrote: ‘I don’t care how sexual you deem my music, my performances, my fun with my friends dancing at clubs, or ME…

‘That does not give any of you the right to cross a boundary like sticking your hands up my skirt & pulling my underwear to TOUCH MY GENITALS as I am being escorted through a crowd after performing.

‘This s**t made me sick to my stomach. As a victim of sexual assault, I am endlessly triggered and mindblown.’

Outraged: Kehlani claims their UK shows were marred by inappropriate behavior from fans while they were making their way out of an unspecified venue during its British leg

Triggered: The singer's post, which has since been deleted, was shared shortly after their live show at Manchester's Victoria Warehouse on Monday evening

Outraged: Kehlani claims their UK shows were marred by inappropriate behavior from fans while they were making their way out of an unspecified venue during its British leg

All over: The American singer, who identifies as non-binary, has just completed the final stretch of their 44-date Blue Water Road tour

All over: The American singer, who identifies as non-binary, has just completed the final stretch of their 44-date Blue Water Road tour

Kehlani performed four shows at London’s Brixton Academy, Birmingham Academy, Glasgow’s O2 Academy and finally Manchester during their UK run, as well as a fifth at Dublin Olympia.

The singer’s post, which has since been deleted, was shared shortly after their live show at Victoria Warehouse, but the venue in which the alleged incident occurred remains unclear.

A long-time supporter of sexual assault survivors, Kehlani previously described women as society’s ‘life force’ during an interview with Billboard in 2017, as the #MeToo movement was gaining traction across the United States.

Busy: Kehlani performed four shows at London's Brixton Academy, Birmingham Academy, Glasgow's O2 Academy and Manchester during the UK run, as well as a fifth at Dublin Olympia

Busy: Kehlani performed four shows at London’s Brixton Academy, Birmingham Academy, Glasgow’s O2 Academy and Manchester during the UK run, as well as a fifth at Dublin Olympia

‘That can be scary for people and it can result in terrible things, but don’t forget you who came from and what you are,’ they said.

‘Don’t forget your power, don’t let any trauma take away your power. That’s easier said than done, but you got this.’

Speaking to Apple podcast Sunday Gems in 2019, the singer also revealed that they had previously been raped.

‘There is nothing I can say that is new, that I feel like is providing a real take, that I feel isn’t gonna take away from the conversation,’ they explained. ‘I don’t want to add more hurt, I don’t want to add more pain.

‘All I want to say is, “Sending love to everybody who’s on a healing path right now, and sending love to everybody who needs it.”

‘And if you’re apologizing for abuse, you’re disgusting, suck my d**k. You know what I’m saying?’

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