Fans are concerned music collaborators Kamaiyah and Kehlani had a major falling out. On Tuesday, Kamaiyah got into it on Instagram Live after someone asked about her hometown of Oakland, CA, and if she's friends with any other celebs in the area. Kamaiyah mentioned Keyshia Cole, but kept quiet about Oakland native Kehlani. This prompted a fan to ask about her relations with Kehlani and the rapper responded by saying, "I don't f**k with her at all, she knows why."
What happened between Kamaiyah and Kehlani?
While many suspected it had something to do with Kehlani's ex YJ (Kamaiyah had signed to YG's label, 4Hunnid), with whom she possibly had a dispute, it seems like the feud is over something else entirely. Today (April 29), Kamaiyah got on Instagram Live and explained what was going on with her and Kehalni. She stated she and Kehlani disagreed over their album cover for It Was Good Until It Wasn't (out May 8) and she didn't want to compromise her creative artistry.
kamaiyah let that shit rock.... came time to do the album cover & kehlani & her camp refused to compromise and did whatever they wanted to do. kamaiyah decided to she didnt wanna comprise her artistry.. when she was feeling the cover and said they shouldnt drop the project..— dom.🦋🧜🏽♀️ (@dominiqtrixx) April 29, 2020
Fans on Twitter are confused why something like album artwork would set up an explosion like this, with some saying Kamaiyah was too prideful and should have just dropped the issue.
Okay I personally feel like Kamaiyah played herself by bein so prideful about the cover art when she could’ve just sucked it up & let Kehlani drop it but let’s argue....— MoMoney💸♓️🤍 (@mo_moneeyyy) April 29, 2020
Do y’all think Kamaiyah should I’ve just put her pride to the side and let Kehlani drop the project?
Others are on Kamaiyah's side and understand why she's be upset and feel disrespected as an artist and a friend.
Yea idk I feel Kamaiyah I woulda been mad too tho because you made everything difficult and didn’t respect my artistry to turn around and release the shit anyways but she said kehlani started acting funny after she left 4hunnid records also I left that part out— `Exotic EB🍯 (@toujourEB_) April 29, 2020
Right she said doing that wasn’t right but she felt disrespected because they both verbally agreed that they wouldn’t release nothing from the project but kehlani did anyways and she felt emotional about her art as well as somebody she considered a sister crossing her— `Exotic EB🍯 (@toujourEB_) April 29, 2020
Has Kehlani responded to Kamaiyah?
Kehlani went on Twitter to express her frustration over the whole ordeal. An hour ago, she tweeted, "this sh*t is wack and i'm bummed about it cuz ITS 2020 and i lost 2 friends this year like bro i'm just happy to be alive?????"
and this shit wack and i’m bummed about it cuz ITS 2020 and i lost 2 friends this year like bro i’m just happy to be alive????? and happy everyone that’s alive is ALIVE?!?! man.— Kehlani (@Kehlani) April 29, 2020
She also seemed to say that Kamaiyah hadn't been answering her calls and messages. "so since no phone calls or texts have been answered in months, i'm responding here. you supposed to be happy. i'm VERY happy and about to drop a project i'm super proud of just like you did a few months ago."
so since no phone calls or texts have been answered in months, i’m responding here. you supposed to be happy, i’m VERY happy and about to drop a project i’m super proud of just like you did a few months ago.— Kehlani (@Kehlani) April 29, 2020
us, our city, and the world should be focused on that. love!
Although she doesn't name Kamaiyah, Kehlani wants everyone to know that she still admires and respects her, no matter what, saying, "we are ADULTS. i ams till a fan. i still admire from a far. i'm still respectful. i'd never hurt this woman or get her hurt. praying for everyone involved coz this is dumb and it's ultimately a LOSS for our city."
we are ADULTS. i am still a fan. i still admire from a far. i’m still respectful. i’d never hurt this woman or get her hurt. praying for everyone involved cuz this is dumb and it’s ultimately a LOSS for our city.— Kehlani (@Kehlani) April 29, 2020
At the end of the day, Kamaiyah and Kehlani's falling out truly is a loss for Oakland — especially in an industry in which there aren't nearly enough women.
This Kehlani/Kamaiyah shit is weak as hell. This the last thing the Bay need rn.— Gabbs 🍒 (@GabbyMars) April 29, 2020
We get that disagreements happen, but can Kamaiyah and Kehlani listen to their fans and deal with their issues? This is the last thing Oakland or the music industry needs. We'll be updating you with more details as soon as they come in.