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Oakland Singer Kehlani Announces Pregnancy

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    INDIO, CA - APRIL 15: Singer Kehlani performs as a special guest on the Coachella stage during week 1, day 3 of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival on April 15, 2018 in Indio, California. (Photo by Scott Dudelson/Getty Images for Coachella)

    Oakland artist Kehlani announced Friday she is pregnant with her first child.

    The singer posted on Twitter and Instagram a series of photos showing off her burgeoning baby bump.

    "SHE DONT WANNA HIDE NO MO!" Kehlani wrote in her social media posts.

    Before being signed to Atlantic Records and earning worldwide fandom, Kehlani worked at Park Burger in the East Bay — one of the few places that was willing to hire her, tattoos and all, she said in a previous interview with NBC Bay Area.

    Her album "You should Be Here" was nominated for Best Urban Contemporary Album at the 2016 Grammy Awards. 

     
     
     
     
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    i’ve always been very open with you all about my personal adventures & accomplishments... this was the HARDEST to hide. 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 after a very traumatic experience that had me afraid of interacting with men as a whole for what i was sure would be forever (i’ll tell that story when it’s time). i knew sharing something so personal and precious could bring stress into my world 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 πŸŒΈπŸ¦‹πŸ˜ we’re so ready for you mija!

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