Kyrie Irving and his now ex-girlfriend Kehlani set social media ablaze back in 2016 when they aired out their dirty laundry, leading to the R&B singer being severely bullied. The harrassment even led to her attempting to commit suicide, at the time.
Now that that dark cloud has passed, the two appear to be in a mutually calm place of reflection as they both recently took to Instagram to share their thoughts with the NBA star getting the ball rolling with an apology.
In a heartfelt post addressed to the singer, Irving poured his heart out, detailing his regrets about how he handled their split.
“I’m sorry, I know this is long [overdue]," he started his apology post. "I have to speak on this simply because I owe it to you and you deserve the world to see you for you and how beautiful you are inside and out, and not for the attachment to an emotional moment in time where we both had to grow up and learn about our hearts and our souls in a world that judges and adds on fictitious pressure,” Irving wrote calling social media a “monster of a platform.”
He went on to stress that the "Gangsta" singer's character has never come into question while they were together.
“I do not want anymore negative energy towards her in any way,” the athlete, 26, added. “She did not cheat or intentionally hurt me, she actually did something extremely noble [and] respectful, but the fact that it’s still a lingering narrative is really outdated at this point and as I’m hearing about what people are doing to try and intentionally hurt her on my behalf is bulls**t."
Later on in the lengthy post, he added that he takes full responsibility for the R&B crooner still being bullied at her concerts, claiming his statement is "long overdue."
Read his full post, below:
Upon seeing his words, Kehlani took to comments section below The Shade Room's Instagram post about his apology to share her thoughts.
"The dopest part about this was the acknowledgement of his responsibility of leading young men that love him [and] go hard for him, that he has a responsibility to put his foot down where he [sees] fit," she wrote. "I appreciate it no matter how long it took."
Read her response, below:
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