Kehlani‘s relationship with NBA champion Kyrie Irving seems to bring out the worst in people on social media, to the point where she can’t even mention her ex without fueling hateful memes and rhetoric. The singertook to Instagram late last night, in a post that has since been deleted, to congratulate Irving on his historic win in the NBA Finals.
The crazy thing is, fans predicted she was going to reach out to him even before she did it, as soon as it became clear that Kyrie’s Cavaliers were going to win the championship. People took to Twitter en masse to call it, and they were ruthless with their shade:
ICYMI, the drama all began when Kehlani allegedly left (or, as rumor has it, cheated on) the young NBA baller for rapper and former fling PARTYNEXTDOOR. The messy love triangle resulted in a tragic suicide attempt on Kehlani’s part, complete with PND at her bedside in the hospital. Kyrie quickly removed himself from the situation by publicly denying the chatter that any cheating was involved in their breakup and wished his ex the best on social media.
Well, whatever Lani had going on with PND ended as quickly as it started, because within weeks the rapper was seen kicking it with a newly-single Kylie Jenner.
It’s not quite clear what’s going on between Kyrie and Kehlani at this point, but by the singer’s account, they’re just friends who wish each other well. Kyrie has not publicly responded to her Instagram post, and probably wont, as he has kept mum on the entire relationship since their split months ago.