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Kehlani: Did I

The Bay Area native got her start as a dancer — both ballet and modern — and attended Oakland School for the Arts. After an unfortunate knee injury leaving her unable to dance she transferred into vocal training and the rest is history. She began her journey into the music business when she joined Poplyfe in the 8th grade and hasn’t looked back since — even appearing on America’s Got Talent with the band. Influenced by Lauryn Hill, Michael Jackson, India Arie, Stever Wonder and Musiq Soul Child — she has an old soul while adding her own youthful twist to classic sounds. The best way she can describe her music is “feel good music” with R&B/Soul undertones. At only 19 years old, she has shared stages with Tony! Toni! Toné!, Stevie Wonder, Jamie Foxx, Sheila E, Lenny Williams at many historic venues including Caesars Palace, The Fox Theater, The Paramount and Yoshi’s.

Kehlani: Did I

Kehlani tells it like it is. Whether in conversation or on stage, the Oakland-born R&B singer and songwriter gives the straight truth about her life, pain, passion, love, triumph, and everything in between with collected calm and confidence. It’s that type of honesty that makes her music resonate with the depth of classic Motown and a vividly confessional lyricism reminiscent of Neo Soul. At the same time, her 2015 mixtape, You Should Be Here, tells a story that distinctly belongs to her. It all starts on the East Bay…

Kehlani: Did I

Kehlani: Did I Lyrics:
[Verse 1]
You got a lot of things to say
You got a lot of things on your plate
You got a lot on me
Know a lot of things that I just can not say is quite on my wave
You bitches riding on all my waves
But you bitches tired and underpaid
And shawty got zero percent on her publishing
Cause she don’t write the shit she say
Cause I’m up right now, been up
I’ll come down when I’m not so high
And life’s not so loud
Cause I been wet, tsunami the mob, that’s a real set
Tsunami the sound made it real best
Tsunami rolled in that’s the realest, realest

[Pre-Hook]
You can tell me you ain’t mean it
You can tell me it’s deceiving
That you said it for the reason
But you seeming like you tryna get out

[Hook]
Did I? Did I?
Hurt your feelings when I stunted like that
Hurt your feelings when I stunted like that
Did I? Did I?
Hurt your feelings when I hustled like that
Hurt your feelings when I hustled like that
Did I? Did I?
Waste my time, tryna keep it all running
Waste my time, tryna keep it all running
Did I? Did I?
Hurt your feelings when I hustled like that
Hurt your feelings when I stunted like that
Did I? Did I?

[Verse 2]
You used to living through all the screens
You used to wearing designer things
You don’t know nothing ’bout working your way from the bottom and earning every ring
You think we competing for rings, you think you playing in my league
But you couldn’t catch up if I took a break and vacationed for weeks on top of weeks
Cause I’m up right now, been up
I’ll come down when I’m not so high
And life’s not so loud
Cause I been hard, I write every word and they been bars
Take every title, they been ours
Pull up lowkey cause we been stars, been stars

[Pre-Hook]
You can tell me you ain’t mean it
You can tell me it’s deceiving
That you said it for the reason
But you seeming like you tryna get out

[Hook]
Did I? Did I?
Hurt your feelings when I stunted like that
Hurt your feelings when I stunted like that
Did I? Did I?
Hurt your feelings when I hustled like that
Hurt your feelings when I hustled like that
Did I? Did I?
Waste my time, tryna keep it all running
Waste my time, tryna keep it all running
Did I? Did I?
Hurt your feelings when I hustled like that
Hurt your feelings when I stunted like that
Did I? Did I?

[Bridge]
You can’t fake it
You can’t fake it
You can’t fake it
What is real is recognizing
We don’t recognize you
You can’t take
You can’t take
You can’t take
It’s too real for you to handle
So I got one more question

[Hook]
Did I? Did I?
Hurt your feelings when I stunted like that
Hurt your feelings when I stunted like that
Did I? Did I?
Hurt your feelings when I hustled like that
Hurt your feelings when I hustled like that
Did I? Did I?
Waste my time, tryna keep it all running
Waste my time, tryna keep it all running
Did I? Did I?
Hurt your feelings when I hustled like that
Hurt your feelings when I stunted like that
Did I? Did I?

[Outro]
Did I miss out on you?

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