Kehlani has explained why she stopped smoking weed in 2018.
According to the 28-year-old singer, she “wasn’t the most productive pothead,’ and revealed the significant effect the substance had on her.
“I used to smoke a lot of weed and now I speak on it in a past tense perspective,” she said. “People think I’m shitting on weed, I’m not. I loved weed when I was involved with it. It’s a beautiful plant with very nice properties when used correctly. I don’t think that I was using it correctly. I think I was overusing it.”
Kehlani had said in a series of now-deleted tweets posted back in January that she had to quit after her doctor warned her she only had a few more years left of singing if she continued to smoke Backwood blunts.
Now, on TikTok, she talked about her health concerns.
“It really really messed with my vocal cords and it really took a lot of energy from my day,” she continued. “I stopped to regulate my body and myself… I got to a point where I couldn’t eat, sleep or be at a social gathering. I couldn’t kick it without smoking weed and I just didn’t want it to have that hold on my life anymore … And also my throat and lungs were tired of me.”
“I’m not judging the weed smokers!” she said. “Get it, girl.”
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