Kyrie went to Instagram Friday (June 15) to acknowledge their close-knit bond. Irving also denied rumors about Lani possibly low-key cheating on him during their 2016 stint together.
@kehlani I'm sorry, i know this is long over due. I have to speak on this simply because I owe it to you and you deserve the world to see you for you and how beautiful you are inside and out, and not for the attachment to an emotional moment in time where we both had to grow up and learn about our hearts and our souls in a world that judges and adds on fictitious pressure, SN: And also add that we are public figures now on this social media monster of a platform. I do not want anymore negative energy towards her in any way. She did not cheat or intentionally hurt me, she actually did something extremely noble & respectful, but the fact that it's still a lingering narrative is really outdated at this point and as I'm hearing about what people are doing to try and intentionally hurt her on my behalf is bullshit. The lack of understanding of what we went through has bred a lot of unwarranted things happening and I want my supporters to really let her be the great soul I know she is whole heartedly. I'm hearing people are showing up to shows and being disruptive while she performs and when it starts affecting real life progress, the shit has to stop. I am responsible as a leader to guide the young males who follow me in a positive way, & this is long overdue. We only try our hardest to be great humans and the fact that I can love her for how beautiful she is a privilege in its own right, I'm grateful. I want to see her and all individuals be who they truthfully are, unapologetically. #WeAreNotDating #Besties #BeenBesties #NeverStoppedNeverWell
Back in June 2017, Kehlani kicked out a concert heckler for screaming Kyrie’s name during one of her shows.
“Who said that? Turn the lights up. Who said that? Point him out. Turn the lights up. Who said that? Get the f*ck out this concert, b*tch. Get the f*ck out this concert. Security!”
The singer also went to Instagram to address the incident’s aftermath.
In May 2017, Lani jumped on social media to deny having a mental breakdown at a show.
In summer 2016, Kyrie and Kehlani supposedly linked up following their publicized split months prior.
It all went down Friday night — the two met up where Kehlani was staying and spent some quality time together. They were smiling, hugging and acting friendly. But the situation in Chicago is not a complete romantic reconciliation — a rep for Kehlani tells TMZ Sports, “They are only friends, not back together.” “Things ended bad and they hadn’t had an opportunity to see each other … and they wanted to meet up face to face and make peace.” (TMZ)