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Kehlani Gives Raw Story Behind Journey to “SweetSexySavage” Album

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Oakland is in the house! Today, we welcome Bay-area native, singer-songwriter, Kehlani to Sway in the Morning to talk about her new album, SweetSexySavage, and the journey to this exact moment.

It’s no secret that Kehlani was homeless just a few short years ago, but she always made the best of her situations, no matter how dark her life was. From battling depression, to being figuratively “reborn” last year, she breaks it all down along with how she pulled herself up from it.

While in-studio, she breaks down some tracks off her new project – Sway specifically was attracted to “Crazy,” where she tips her hat to Sway himself,

“I’m crazy, I’m crazy, better watch what you say to me
‘Cause Young Sway got the answers
Give ’em hell, give ’em pressure”

Watch below as she talks about past relationships, love vs. lust, and washing her underwear in sinks.


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