Kehlani Gives Heartfelt Speech For "Rule Breaker" At Billboard Women In Music

"Thank you for acknowledging it in a positive way."

Before Kehlani accepted her "Rule Breaker" award at Billboard's Women in Music 2017, she was warmly introduced by Nick Cannon and a video in which G-Eazy said, "She'll break every rule and change the world because of it."

The rising R&B singer then stepped on stage to perform her latest release "Honey" while supported by nothing more than an acoustic guitar. The beautifully raw delivery resonated with the crowd and highlighted her delicate vocals.

When the song reached its end, Cannon returned to present her with her award. "I'm so stoked to put this on my desk," Kehlani admitted, before revealing her long-standing connections to Canon. "He's literally the reason I'm here right now," she recalled how he told her if she finished high school he would let her record at his studio in Los Angeles and help set her up with an apartment. "This is my guardian angel," she said.

Kehlani continued to praise her personal icons Mary J. Blige (who won Billboard's icon award) for being an inspirational and Julie Greenwald (Billboard's executive of the year) for her loving support.

"I just have to speak up," Kehlani said of her vocal persona. "Thank you for acknowledging it in a positive way."

This story was originally published on Billboard

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The Eif Rivera-directed video shows Legend playing the keys in the middle of Los Angeles. Nipsey, dressed in all blue, reminisces about growing up in the streets and looks back on memories with his family.

"Los Angeles love kind of like Hussle and Boog / Mani turned ten, Kross turned two," he raps about his wife, Lauren London and two kids. "Startin' to see this life sh*t from a bird's view / We the ones that made millions off the curb, fool / In this rap sh*t ten, never made nerd moves."

"Higher" is the latest single release from DJ Khaled's new album, Father of Asahd, which debuted on May 17. The music video arrives shortly after the mega-producer shared a statement, recalling his last moments with Nipsey.

"The very title of the song reminds us that vibrating on a 'Higher' level was the essence of Nipsey's soul," Khaled wrote before announcing that he would donate all of the proceeds from the song to Nipsey's family. "It is in this spirit, of moving forward, of preserving his mission that I, my co-writers, producers and label partners are donating 100% of all our proceeds from 'Higher' to Nipsey's children, Emani and Kross."

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Common has been very generous with information about his personal life. In a new interview with People, the rapper opened up about his split from Erykah Badu in 2002 and the toll it took on him mentally and physically.

The couple reportedly dated for a couple of years in the early 2000s before calling it quits in 2002. According to Common, the split was really tough for him to handle. "With Erykah Badu, that was my first love where you’re just open and floating," he explained. "When we split, I was 27 or 28. I was in a haze, just going through the motions. It was hard to eat. It wasn’t her fault, the relationship just didn’t go forward."

That might have been his first heartbreak, but it surely wasn't his last. The Chicago native said his next breakup was just as painful. "I was in another breakup after that that was heavy," he continued. "That one honestly is what sent me to therapy."

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City Girls are showing exactly what they're made of as they rap about "living life so careless," and "h**s [being] so mad it's evident" with an entourage of women behind them. The short clip is full of fun-filled energy as the hot rappers bounce from location to location. Whether they're in a hotel room sipping on some Hennessy, in a store copping a couple of things, they still manage to get their bars off.

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Make sure to check out their music video above and stream Period in celebration of its one-year anniversary.

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