Why Fans Think PartyNextDoor is Talking About Kehlani in ‘Savage Anthem’

by Jeremy Spirogis

Some artists are deciding to launch their new albums early – or on time – within the wake of coronavirus quarantines, giving followers one thing to hearken to whereas working towards self-isolation. Last week, PartyNextDoor blessed followers with PARTYMOBILE, his fourth studio album.

The long-awaited mission comes 4 years after P3 and has 15 tracks, together with “Believe It” that includes Rihanna. Rihanna’s presence earned the track a collective spherical of cheers.

But since most PND listeners have already absorbed and digested the entire album, there’s been time to debate every monitor. One of the others getting consideration is “Savage Anthem,” and it’s inflicting followers to take a position that PartyNextDoor is speaking about his ex-girlfriend, Kehlani.

Kehlani | Steve Granitz/WireImage/Getty Images; PartyNextDoor | PA Images via Getty Images

A historical past of Kehlani and PartyNextDoor’s relationship

For those that are unfamiliar
with Kehlani
, she’s an R&B singer-songwriter with a string of hits that
embody “The Way,” “Crzy,” “Gangsta” (from Suicide Squad soundtrack),
and “Nights Like This.” She and PartyNextDoor dated on and off between 2013 and
2016, ultimately breaking issues off for good.

Drama ensued when Kehlani began relationship NBA participant Kyrie
Irving early in 2016. PartyNextDoor posted a photograph on Instagram of Kehlani’s tattooed
hand whereas mendacity in mattress, with a caption that learn, “After all her shenanigans, nonetheless obtained the r&b singer again
in my mattress.” This led individuals to accuse her of dishonest on Irving.

Social media backlash towards the songstress took such a
toll that she was admitted to a hospital for trying to take her personal life. Following
that, PND did an interview with Rolling
expressing regret for the post.

Kehlani later shared that she and Irving broke up previous to
her reconnecting together with her old flame, PartyNextDoor, and nobody cheated.

Why individuals suppose PartyNextDoor’s ‘Savage Anthem’ is about

The lyrics to “Savage Anthem” usually are not delicate, they usually’ve
sparked analyses from followers, reviewers, and other people comparable to Joe Budden. In the
track, PND sings about how he doesn’t care about being untrue, soiled, and
callous. He croons, “Don’t hold your breath, don’t wait on my love.”

But two strains have many believing it references his former
relationship with Kehlani. Fans suppose “I heard quantity 2 is your man now / Don’t
thoughts me being quantity 2 now” refers to Irving’s jersey quantity when he performed for
the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2016.

“Packed up and went again to Oakland / Finally it’s out in
the open” makes point out of Kehlani’s hometown of Oakland, California. On social
media, individuals dug deep to tie the track’s lyrics to her.

How Kehlani responded to the hypothesis

With a lot chatter on Twitter and different areas on the web,
it was inevitable that followers would tag Kehlani in hopes that she would remark
on the track. She listened to it, as a result of she lastly replied in a now-deleted

There’s one other line within the PND track that goes, “I broke her
off within the livin’ room / There is a scent within the livin’ room” which prompted Kehlani
to put in writing this to a fan:

“Because I
see you’re tryna go viral and that is hella annoying, this can be a true story
about smelling the OTHER girl thus confirming the dishonest, however go off tho fr”

The tweet was captured in a screenshot earlier than being deleted,
and PartyNextDoor has but to touch upon who he’s singing about. It’s been left
as much as the web.

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