Singer Kehlani is blaming President-elect Donald Trump for a hate crime against an old schoolmate who was recently attacked for being gay.
The 21-year-old former art student in Oakland, Calif., says she fears Trump’s victory in the U.S. presidential election has emboldened racists and homophobes.
“Put me in a room with that man, I don’t care,” she tells Britain’s The Times newspaper. “No, I’m scared of how he exposed all the racist people in America who crawled out of their corners like roaches to be a part of this.
She continued: “Gay people, black people are being beaten to death. A gay boy at my art school got beaten up a few days ago. We’re all really scared.”
The “Gangsta” singer claims she attempted suicide and visited the ER after suffering a panic attack when social media users accused her of cheating on her then boyfriend, basketball star Kyrie Irving, with musician PartyNextDoor.
She tweeted photos of her intravenous (IV) line — which basically everyone who visits an ER gets nowadays. Most ERs give IVs as standard procedure because hospitals need the extra money after losing billions under Obamacare. Patients don’t have to be admitted to the ER to get an IV. But attention-seeking celebrities use the ER for photo ops to say they are hospitalized when they’re really not.
Singer Chris Brown called out Kehlani on Instagram.com for lying about her suicide attempt for attention.
Another attention-seeking star, media mogul Nick Cannon, picked Kehlani up from the emergency room a few hours later.
But before they left, they made sure to take a photo together for the Gram.