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Album: You Should Be Here (2015)
  • 20-year-old Oakland-based R&B singer-songwriter Kehlani sings here struggling with her identity and coming of age in a tough world. She told Billboard magazine the song was partly inspired by the posts she observes on social media. "It's just sad because I see it every day," Kehlani said. "I go on Twitter and I literally see girls posting a picture of one of the Jenners and writing something like 'OMG, my self esteem is gone' or 'Bye, I'm gonna go kill myself now.' That's no joke, you know what I'm saying? People really think like that. They look at hair books and they think that because their hair isn't straight, they're not pretty and they can't be anything. It makes me so sad."
  • The song was also inspired by things that upset Kehlani and made her feel like she wasn't worthy when she was growing up. "I didn't look like what everyone else looked like and I had all these tattoos," the songstress explained. "There are just so many things I've noticed that are wrong and had to be spoken up for, and I felt like the only way to get it across was through songs."
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