The flower child of R&B, who is one proud mother-to-be, is nearing her complete metamorphosis in the visual.
In the video, a pregnant Kehlani emerges from a cocoon before transforming into a butterfly with painted glittery wings and a glowing baby bump.
Kehlani enlisted the help of students and faculty members from her former school, Oakland School for the Arts. Her dance teacher, Mr. Savage, and production design teacher, Jean Francois Revon, recruited students, who designed the set and created the choreography in just three days. The 14-year-old dance twins, Munir and Musa Omar, are current students of the school.
“Thank you Oakland School for the Arts for cultivating such a beautiful community, and teaching me so much of what I use today in my career,” said Kehlani. “Directed by the youngest director I’ve ever worked with @treylyons, thank you for bringing my vision to life.”
Her latest mixtape debuted at No. 9 on the Billboard 200 after selling 34,000 copies in streams and traditional album sales during its first week. While We Wait also debuted at No. 1 the R&B Albums chart.
Watch the “Butterfly” video below.