Kehlani’s fans on social media are in no doubt about the identity of her baby daddy. They believe the father of her child is her long-time friend Javie aka JYoungWhite aka Javaughn Young-White, 21. Kehlani, 23, told her Twitter and Instagram followers on October 12 that she was four months pregnant with a baby girl. The singer explained in part, “if you know me, you know I’ve dreamt about motherhood since i was very young. when asked what my goals are, it’s always the idea of a big healthy happy family & whatever comes along as a plus. i am so honored to be given this gift by spirit, creator, and an amazing partner whom i trust with my body and life.” Though Kehlani did not reveal the identity of the baby’s father merely saying her partner was “amazing” and her “very best friend and lover.” She also spoke about her plans to have a home birth.
The comments under the Instagram post at the top of the article, which was posted on February 1, Kehlani wrote, “I LOVE YOU,” and later, “JUST STOPPED TO SAY IT AGAIN.”
Here’s what you need to know:
1. On October 10, Kehlani Wrote, ‘Hey dad,’ in the Comments Under Javie’s Instagram Post
On October 10, Kehlani commented, “Hey dad,” under Javie’s Instagram post. Javie wrote in the caption, in part, that he was embracing “the phenomenon of being a permanent work in progress.” The first visible comment under that post reads, “Omg that baby FINTA BE MAD BEAUTIFUL.” On October 13, Kehlani retweeted Javie’s Twitter post that read, “y’all act clueless when queer people procreate because your limited understanding of queerness is strictly gay sex so anything outside of the conscious sexualization of queer people is a shell shock to y’all and it’s so ugly, every time.”
Just after Kehlani’s announcement, Javie tweeted, “my baby mama harder than ALL of you n***as.” A longer message just before that read, “you are already so loving.. and so giving. you’ve gifted me with the realization that i was never alone. your gravitational pull pieced all of this together! the stories of how i ended up here are the warmest. you & your mother are my deepest breath. the perfect nucleus.”
Javie boasts a highly respectable 92,000 followers on Twitter. He writes in his bio section, “you’ve got to pat your own self on the back.” Meanwhile, on his Instagram page, Javie simply writes in the bio section, “dreaming.”
2. Javie Has Been a Viral Twitter Sensation in the Past
Javie’s tweets have gone viral in the past. Messages such as June 2017’s, “gay person: ya i’m gay. straight person: I have to disagree. lets draw up a venn diagram and see if we can find common ground” or March 2017’s, “frank ocean really really back. I never thought i’d see the second coming of christ in this lifetime #thankful.” In October 2017, one of Javie’s messages was picked by Mandatory as one of the funniest tweets of the week, “no matter what you’re going through, always remember someone on Yahoo Answers was going through the same thing in 2007.” Another message about Frank Ocean was picked up by Mashable:
On the same day as that tweet, Buzzfeed picked up Javie’s other tweet about Ocean, “frank ocean obviously doesn’t care about my health dropping all these songs what the f***.”
3. Javie’s Brother Is The Daily Show’s Newest Correspondant
Javie’s brother is The Daily Show’s newest correspondent, Jaboukie Young-White. Jaboukie made his debut on the Comedy Central show on October 11, the day before Kehlani announced she was pregnant.
In total, there are three brothers in the family who were raised in the Chicago suburb of Harvey, Illinois. Jaboukie is a writer on the Netflix shows American Vandal and Big Mouth. In 2017, Jaboukie was chosen as one of Rolling Stone’s “25 Under 25: Meet the Young Musician, Actors, Activists Changing the World.”
4. Javie Was a Basketball Standout at Marian Catholic High School
In his high school days, Javie was a basketball standout at Marian Catholic High School. According to Max Preps, Javie played as a guard and was ranked in the top 10 high school players in Illinois.
5. Kehlani Told Nicki Minaj on ‘Queen Radio’ that Her New Boyfriend Was Bisexual
Kehlani told Nicki Minaj in an October 11 interview on Minaj’s Queen Radio podcast that she was planning to become pregnant. Kehlani said, “It was planned so we had a short timeframe of having to actually have sex every day. And we were excited that it didn’t start feeling like a chore. When I found out that I can get a break from touring because I’ve been primarily a touring artist, that’s when I planned for it for this time. It was studio and pregnancy. That’s been the most inspired I’ve ever been.” Minaj then probed about Kehlani’s past relationships with women. Kehlani said:
I started dating women before I ever dated men. Then I was lucky to find a partner who was a bisexual male. And he really understands my queerness and my fluidity, and I really understand his. It’s very awesome to be understood.”