Hip hop and marijuana are inextricably linked. Snoop Dogg, Wiz Khalifa, Curren$y, and other artists rely on the flower, yet other people would rather go about their lives without it.
Kehlani stated on TikTok on Monday (August 2) that she decided to quit smoking cannabis in 2018 because she wasn’t the most productive stoner. Many people mistook her for a smoker, but she addressed the situation.
“I used to smoke a lot of weed and now I speak on it in a past tense perspective,” she said. “People think I’m shitting on weed, I’m not. I loved weed when I was involved with it. It’s a beautiful plant with very nice properties when used correctly. I don’t think that I was using it correctly. I think I was overusing it.”
According to the singer of It Was Good Until It Wasn’t, she abruptly ended her career when doctors informed her she only had a few years left if she kept tugging on Backwoods.
“It really really messed with my vocal cords and it really took a lot of energy from my day,” she added. “I stopped to regulate my body and myself… I got to a point where I couldn’t eat, sleep or be at a social gathering. I couldn’t kick it without smoking weed and I just didn’t want it to have that hold on my life anymore … And also my throat and lungs were tired of me.”
She continued, “I’m not judging the weed smokers! Get it, girl.”
Kehlani issued another explanation in April, this time about her sexuality. The artist openly declared her lesbian status on Instagram Live.
“Y’all think there’s something new about me — you wanna know what’s new about me?” she said in the clip. “I finally know I’m a lesbian.”