KEHLANI DROPS NEW MUSIC VIDEO FOR “CAN I”
video concludes with an important PSA written by Kehlani’s close friend Da’Shaun Harrison
- Genre : More Music
- Type: News
- Author : Team ARTISTdirect
- Date : Thu, 30 Jul 2020
Today, GRAMMY-nominated R&B star Kehlani dropped a hot new video for her hit “Can I” off her critically acclaimed sophomore album, It Was Good Until It Wasn’t! The video was directed by Sebastian Sdaigui & Hyphy Williams featuring leading ladies Lily Isabella, Tori Duncan, Aaliyah Ei, Zamara Fullilove, Draya Logan and more! “Can I” has garnered a staggering 59 Million global streams since the album’s release in May.
The “Can I” official video concludes with an important PSA written by Kehlani’s close friend Da’Shaun Harrison:
“SEX WORK is a political term that covers and embraces: street-level prostitution, erotic dancing, camera work, adult film, agency escorting, sensual messages, dominatrix work, and all other occupations through which one sells their sexual(-ized) services to clients. It is a legitimate form of labor that must be decriminalized so as to function as a safe form of work for all sex workers. It is often the lives and livelihoods of those who do street-level work that is impacted by criminalizing policies and cultural stigmatization. Overwhelmingly, those folks are Black trans women, Black cisgender women, and other Black queer and trans people—including youth. Black people—as well as Indigenous people and other people of color—deserve to be able to perform sex work without any limitations or stigmas attached, and this means that everyone must commit to learning from sex workers about sex work and sex workers’ needs.”
It Was Good Until It Wasn’t is Kehlani’s second full-length album which has been streamed a jaw-dropping 291Million times globally to date. It was released in May to rave reviews, debuting at #2 on the Billboard Hot 200 chart and #1 on the Billboard Hip-Hop & R&B chart.
The “Can I” video continues Kehlani’s signature DIY “quarantine-style,” content, adding to her impressive portfolio including self-shot and edited music videos for “Toxic”, “Everybody Business”, "F&MU", “Open (Passionate)” and most recently, “Bad News.”