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Kehlani Is Pregnant And The Internet Is Singing All Of The Queer AF Bendiciones

Kehlani recently announced that she is four months pregnant and glowing and we’re all sending blessings on blessings.
The singer has been through some tough times, along with a suicide attempt just a few years ago. During her recovery, she got a tattoo that says “perdida y encontrada.” Since then, she has come out as queer and pansexual, dropped an entire debut solo album, and is now gleefully about to become a mother to a little girl.
Truth: She is still dealing with ignorance around queer folks but is using the internet to clap back. Check it.

First Kehlani teased us with the obvious expected news:

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Claro que si, that her collaboration with Cardi B “Ring” went platinum. When two Afro-Latinas come together, magic happens.

Kehlani is glowing with her pregnancy.

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Kehlani delivered the news in what could have been a line in “Ring.” Was it hard for you to “keep this on the low”? I’m screaming.

On Instagram, she wrote, “this was the HARDEST to hide.”

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Caption: “if you know me, you know i’ve dreamt about motherhood since i was very young. when asked what my goals are, it’s always the idea of a big healthy happy family & whatever comes along is a plus . i am so honored to be given this gift by spirit, creator, and an amazing partner whom i trust with my body and life.”

Which led the internet to wonder, who has Kehlani been partnering up with?

“i knew sharing something so personal and precious could bring stress into my world…”

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Kehlani continued in her Instagram post, “but there isn’t a word anyone would say my way that could take away from this. dearest little girl, i am so proud to be your mommy. i am so proud to have received you. i cannot wait to meet you, i know you will be 50,000 times more special than i can even imagine at this moment. i am happy to document this journey and feel the freedom any pregnant person should. i’m looking forward to sharing my little world with you all… my partnership with my very best friend and lover, our journey of conception, my choice for a natural home birth with my AMAZING midwives at @parteramidwifery and eventually… the little pumpkin! i am now a HOME. 4 months and counting with you, angel of mine. SHE DONT WANNN HIDE NO MO 🌸🦋😍 we’re so ready for you mija!”

Now we know that she has been dying to tell us all for months.

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Yup. I’m not saying we should be sus of any celebrity with baby fever, but I am only my life experiences. I speak for the collective consciousness of the internet.

Twitter immediately started churning out pics of Kehlani with babies.

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She makes it look so good. The 23-year-old has climbed to artistic goals status and is ready to have all her dreams met. Que bella.

Celebrities came out in droves to support all of this.

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Queer Latina in arms, Lauren Jauregui was overflowing. Janelle Monáe, Missy Elliott, Jude and Shaun King are just a few. Oh, and all of you.

Queeros everywhere DGAF who the daddy is. We ship this.

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I am just shocked that we don’t know who is the lucky human to be graced with Kehlani’s presence day in and day out. Te odio y te amo.

Okay, but now we know the dad is Javie Young-White.

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The internet went ham on this. For a few months now, she’s been posting affectionate social media posts with Javie Young-White, her guitarist and brother of comedian Jaboukie Young-White.

Then, Kehlani retweeted Jaboukie’s gay uncle (i.e. guncle) tweet, confirming it all.

And somehow this confused the queer-illiterate.

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Biphobia is so last decade everyone. Just because a pansexual person is with someone of the opposite sex does not mean they are suddenly not queer. It erases an entire identity and life up until that moment. Her new baby daddy identifies as bisexual and we love that they’re able to relate to each other’s expansive sexualities and raise a child in a world so much bigger than we all grew up in.

Kehlani made the first clapback to bigots, but the LGBTQ community is coming through.

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Have you opened your eyes lately? Celebrate love and life and do something about the rest.

For eight beautiful hours before confirming the father, we all got to dream a little that Hayley Kiyoko was the father.

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Tbh, queer hearts everywhere stopped when this theory was floated. Like, maybe she can’t be the biological father but she could still play a major role in the baby’s life.

Need we remind you of their collab on “What I Need”?

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If you’re gay like me, you sobbed the moment these two finally came together to make out after a solid three minutes of incredible sexual tension that only queer people can give us. Or maybe being queer makes the tension more obvious and hetero tension boring?

Other baby daddy options also included Demi Lovato.

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We cannot forget the moment Kehlani surprised Demi Lovato on stage with a steamy kiss. Icons.

We don’t need a document to affirm Demi’s daddy status.

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She always has been and always will be. Look at that Daddy face, all serious, coño. I’m sweating.

Meet the actual father:

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Okayyyy, you cute, too, boo. More importantly, you are as evolved and loving as Kehlani needs and for that, we support you. But hurt our girl and we’re out for blood.

Plus, their baby is going to be beautiful.

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Okay, I resent when the first adjective we use to describe the value of a girl/womyn is beauty, but there is no denying that she will be B E A U T I F U L. More importantly, she will be creative, artistic, compassionate, brilliant and happy with these two for parents.

He is the only man she trusts.

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Kehlani alluded that she had a traumatic experience with a man that she isn’t ready to talk about yet, but that she is on a healing path. When she first came out, she stated on Twitter:

“I’m queer. Not bi, not straight. I’m attracted to women, men, REALLY attracted to queer men, non-binary people, intersex people, trans people. lil poly pansexual papa hello good morning. Does that answer your questions?”

They are both lil poly pansexual papas now.

We’re giggling and screaming over here.

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Because if you know Kehlani, you know she works her culo off. Te damos nuestros bendiciones, mamita linda!!

Although I’m still confused about why Hayley Kiyoko isn’t the daddy.

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Why were people confused about how she could be the father? Does she not scream daddy vibes? What am I missing here. Don’t tell me.


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Eminem’s New Song ‘Unaccommodating’ Talks About The Bombing Of Ariana Grande’s Concert And People Are Offended

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Eminem’s New Song ‘Unaccommodating’ Talks About The Bombing Of Ariana Grande’s Concert And People Are Offended

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Eminem’s new album has been getting a lot of backlash —granted, there’s no surprise there. But there’s one song in particular that has Ariana Grande fans fuming. It looks like the real Slim Shady referenced the 2017 bombing that took place during an Ariana Grande concert in one of his songs, and Arianators are not having it. 

Eminem’s new album, which dropped Friday, includes the track “Unaccommodating.”

The song contains the lyrics: “But I’m contemplating yelling ‘bombs away’ on the game/Like I’m outside of an Ariana Grande concert waiting.” Fans are steaming mad over the lyrics, which they say, make light of the Manchester Arena bombing. The 2017 terror attack killed 23 people, and happened during one of the “thank u, next” singer’s concerts.

To make things worse, the song samples an explosion sound effect, which many are calling disrespectful.

The 47-year-old raps the line against a backdrop of an explosion sound effect, and Twitter users were quick to express their disapproval. “Eminem really mocked the Manchester bombing on his new album? Does he not realize that kids and teenagers lost their lives that night?,” wrote one user. 

Others think he should stop making music altogether…

Real talk, Eminem is such a piece of trash for making a punchline out of the 22 people who died in the Manchester attack,” one person wrote on Twitter. 

The BBC reports that Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham is among those who are unhappy with Eminem’s lyrics.

In a statement, the mayor further explained: “This is unnecessarily hurtful and deeply disrespectful to the families and all those affected.”

Figen Murray, whose son Martyn Hett died in the attack, also voiced her disapproval.

“Feels like he is piggybacking on the fame of Ariana Grande and Justin Bieber and says distasteful things about other celebrities,” she wrote on Twitter after being informed of the two songs on Friday, “Not clever. Totally pointless. And before all Eminem fans pounce on me, I am not interested and will not engage.”

Murray has campaigned for the introduction of Martyn’s Law, which would require venues to introduce more stringent security checks. She later deleted the tweet after receiving backlash.

“Unaccommodating” is a song off of Eminem’s new album, Music To Be Murdered by. 

Fans of the rapper have taken to social media to defend him, with some pointing out that the entirety of his album is actually about gun violence and mental health. Others reminded Eminem’s critics that the rapper helped raise money at the time of the Manchester attack in order to support the victims and their families.

Eminem previously pledged his support to victims of the bombing in 2017.

The rapper urged fans to donate money to families who had been affected.

This is not the first time the 47-year-old has referenced the attack in song.

In a 2018 freestyle, he rapped about a brainwashed suicide bomber “seeing Ariana Grande sing her last song of the evening/And as the audience from the damn concert is leaving/Detonates the device strapped to his abdominal region.”

In a contrast to the Manchester Arena lyric, the album’s lead single, Darkness, advocates tighter gun control laws in the US.

The song and video reference the 2017 Route 91 Harvest music festival shooting in Las Vegas, in which 58 people died, with Eminem playing the role of an isolated, mentally-disturbed character who plots a murderous rampage to gain notoriety. The video ends with a montage of news reports from recent mass shootings, captioned: “When will it end? When enough people care.”

Eminem then urges fans to register to vote in the upcoming US elections, writing: “Make your voice heard and help change gun laws in America”.

The video also links to a website with information and links to various anti-gun violence organisations including Everytown For Gun Safety, March For Our Lives and Sandy Hook Promise. It’s not the first time the rapper has addressed the issue. Performing at last year’s iHeartRadio music awards, he delivered a verse attacking the National Rifle Association’s hold over politicians, rapping: “They love their guns more than our children.”

The Super Bowl Just Hit The Latina Trifecta Thanks To This Big Announcement

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The Super Bowl Just Hit The Latina Trifecta Thanks To This Big Announcement

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Looks like the Super Bowl is officially going to be fire. Late last year it was announced that , Jennifer Lopez and Shakira would headline the halftime show. News of their duo performance sparked both delight and, in light of the NFL’s anti-Black Lives Matter stance, some controversy. Still, whether you love it or hate, the show will go on and Demi Lovato is now taking part.

On Thursday the “Sorry Not Sorry” singer announced that she will be performing “The Star-Spangled Banner” at Super Bowl LIV in Miami. 

In a post to her Instagram account, the singer shared an official photo and a caption that read, “Singing the National Anthem at #SBLIV See you in Miami @NFL.”

The announcement is proof that Latinas and Demi in particular are setting 2020 on fire.

After all, Lovato’s announcement comes just two days after she announced that she had accepted an invite to performat the 2020 Grammy Awards at the end of this month. The news sparked excitement amongst Lovato’s fans particularly because the singer hasn’t performed live since 2018 when she was hospitalized for a drug overdose. 

This year, Jennifer Lopez and Shakira will also headline the halftime show.

Super Bowl LIV will be played on February 2. Fox will televise the game starting at 6:30 p.m. with kickoff shortly thereafter.

We don’t know who will face off in the 54th Super Bowl but we know who will be serving up delicious cuisine at Hard Rock Stadium the day of the big game and the big performance — a dominicana chef.

Chef Dayanny de la Cruz the Centerplate Executive Chef of the Hard Rock Stadium will be feeding guests with delicious sazón on Super Bowl Sunday. 

The woman responsible for coordinating the food experience for Super Bowl LIV is Dayanny de la Cruz. The mom of three is the executive chef of the Hard Rock Stadium. FIERCE recently spoke to Chef Dayanny about her beginnings, her connections with the world of food, breaking through the glass ceiling and what it’s like to design a menu that matches JLo and Shakira’s superstardom. 

Chef Dayanny was born and raised in the Dominican Republic and grew up in a home where everything happened around the kitchen table. It was the kind of childhood where her mother always insisted she eat before she play and she was able to run outside and pick ripe mangoes straight from surrounding trees. Chef Dayanny credits this early association with fresh foods and the warmth of a lively kitchen with her decision to enter the culinary world. 

She first went to school to get a degree in hospitality management from Universidad Central del Este in the Dominican Republic. It was here that she decided to move to the United States with her parents and pursue a career in culinary arts. After getting her degree in Grand Rapids, MI, the newbie chef accepted her first position in a kosher kitchen at the DoubleTree Hotel in Chicago — an experience that she says was one of the most difficult and rewarding of her career. 

It was during this time in Chicago that Chef Dayanny was exposed to the world of sports luxury entertainment. She quickly started building her resume with some of the most elite sports events in the US, such as the US open in New York, the Kentucky Derby and the NBA All-Stars. Chef Dayanny explained to FIERCE, the experience was a different challenge than what she was used to, but she was drawn to that difficult task.

Her experience eventually led her to Miami and the Hard Rock Stadium.

 As the executive chef, this means she would be in charge of the kitchen staff for each of these locations. Chef Dayanny also oversees the menus for each concession, kitchen and restaurant at the stadium, and ensures the quality of the food leaving the kitchen. Currently, the stadium has 7 kitchens, 167 suits, 7 all-inclusive clubs and 25 concession stands.

Among those responsibilities is a self-imposed rule that Chef Dayanny expects of her kitchens: to keep them extremely diverse. Listing Central America, South America, Africa and other countries as some of the sources of inspiration for the cuisine she serves, the chef explained to FIERCE that she not only includes her own Dominican flavors into her kitchens but she encourages the native flavors of her kitchen staff to be utilized as well. 

The road leading up to her high-profile career hasn’t been easy. Unfortunately, Chef Dayanna also experienced something many women — Latinas especially — experience coming up in her career.

Like in many industries, the culinary world is still very much a boys’ club. As such, women are given an especially difficult time when they enter the industry to gain experience. Sometimes the interactions are so traumatizing that women leave their industry completely to avoid facing more injustices. 

Chef Dayanny confirmed that as a Latina she bumped into the infamous glass ceiling several times before climbing up the ladder. However, it wasn’t her own struggle she was concerned about, but the struggle of the next generation of women. Acknowledging that we still have a ways to go in making strides in equality, Chef Dayanny explained, “If we are standing still, not moving forward, we aren’t clearing the way for the next generation.” 

As thrilled as she is about the upcoming Super Bowl, when asked how she feels knowing that she is somewhat responsible for feeding JLo and Shakira, Chef Dayanny left us with a reminder of what’s most important. 

Anyone who talks to Chef Dayanny can hear how much she loves to cook and how she adores food in general. So, to reach this point in her career where she receives this honor is obviously a big deal for her. In her interview with FIERCE, we hear in her voice how proud she is to land this role. While Chef Dayanny admitted she is excited about organizing the menus at the Super Bowl, for her, the real excitement comes when the party is over.