A new bundle of joy isn’t the only thing that singer Kehlani will be dropping soon.
According to an Instagram post that the “Did I” singer recently posted, she’s dropping her new upcoming mixtape, While We Wait sometime this month.
“While We Wait ….the mixtape. coming this month,” she wrote as a caption for a photo of her reflection in a small mirror while standing in a flower-printed room.
The 23-year-old artist has been heavily preparing for motherhood and sharing her journey via Instagram. This week, she shared a photo of herself participating in a “blessing ceremony” that the singer’s mom gave for her.
“being able to navigate this gift of life, and eventually the earthside reach of Adeya with the guidance, support & care of @parteramidwifery has been and will be glorious. doing things the way they have been done for ages. connecting with my ancestors to bring new life and as @k6milsays, babies are the closest we get earthside to ancestors.. and how do we honor ancestors? with ceremony, honor, offerings, as they will come with offerings for us just the same. my mother’s blessing ceremony was beautiful,” Kehlani wrote.
“mom friends, babies, family… i felt so cared for, heard, seen, and safe. received so many forms of blessings, so many forms of prayer, so many forms of love. i love this love. thank you Sumi & Andrea my beautiful, ever knowing, magical midwives. my 8 year old doula Amada, my taurean princess. & fefy, always providing the sunshine with every smile. thank you friends and mommy. thank you @queenhippiegypsy for alllll of this luscious generous rose quartz!!! what a surreal BLESSING! i love youuuuu all. love you Yaya. we are so ready! #Midwifery#Partera #Parteramidwifery #homebirth@sierraniicole took these go girl ???????? 34 weeks!”
Glennisha Morgan is a Detroit-bred multimedia journalist and writer. She writes about intersectionality, hip-hop, pop culture, queer issues, race, feminism, and her truth.