Kiana Ledé Under­stands the Messy Plea­sure of Lik­ing Ur Best Friend”

Ledé is no stranger to explor­ing juicy yet con­vo­lut­ed rela­tion­ship dynam­ics in her youth­ful R&B. In 2018, the Los Ange­les-based singer and actor broke out with her first hit, Ex,” a song about get­ting back togeth­er with a past lover that show­cased Ledé’s pow­er­ful, sul­try vocal runs. Last year, she released her debut self-titled stu­dio album, Kiki, a com­ing-of-age project about roman­tic entan­gle­ments and sex­u­al lib­er­a­tion, which solid­i­fied her sta­tus as a con­tem­po­rary R&B star. Now, with Ur Best Friend,” Ledé writes about hav­ing a queer love inter­est for the first time, weav­ing a com­plex tale that shows queer rela­tion­ships can also be nuanced and messy.

Kiana Ledé and Kehlani are two of my favorite singers. Not only are they incred­i­bly tal­ent­ed vocal­ly, but I love to see more queer sto­ries in music. I was excit­ed when I first lis­tened to the song because of the col­lab­o­ra­tion, but this music video just takes it to a whole oth­er lev­el. The sex­u­al ten­sion and chem­istry between them is seduc­tive and provoca­tive. And that neck grab at the end?! 🥵😍