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NBA Baller Bae Kyrie Irving Issues Heartfelt Apology To Ex Kehlani On Instagram + Singer Responds

Kyrie Irving decided to pour out his heart in a post on social media, apologizing to his ex-girlfriend Kehlani for his past behavior. 

Irving and Kehlani split back in 2016 and things became extra messy on social media. Many of his fans took aim at Kehlani, which eventually led to her trying to take her own life. 

The basketball star took time to reach out to his ex-girlfriend, telling the singer he regrets the way he handled their split.

Kyrie wrote, "I’m sorry, I know this is long [overdue]. 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 referred to social media a "monster of a platform."



Irving went on to write, "I do not want anymore negative energy towards her in any way. 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actually did something extremely noble [and] respectful, but the fact that it’s still a lingering narrative is really outdated at this point and as I’m hearing about what people are doing to try and intentionally hurt her on my behalf is [expletive]."

Irving took responsibility for Kehlani being bullied at her concerts, admitting that his public apology was "long overdue."

Read his full post, below:

I'm sorry, i know this is long over due. 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, SN: And also add that we are public figures now on this social media monster of a platform. I do not want anymore negative energy towards her in any way. She did not cheat or intentionally hurt me, she actually did something extremely noble & respectful, but the fact that it's still a lingering narrative is really outdated at this point and as I'm hearing about what people are doing to try and intentionally hurt her on my behalf is bull. The lack of understanding of what we went through has bred a lot of unwarranted things happening and I want my supporters to really let her be the great soul I know she is whole heartedly. I'm hearing people are showing up to shows and being disruptive while she performs and when it starts affecting real life progress, the ish has to stop. I am responsible as a leader to guide the young males who follow me in a positive way, & this is long overdue. We only try our hardest to be great humans and the fact that I can love her for how beautiful she is a privilege in its own right, I'm grateful. I want to see her and all individuals be who they truthfully are, unapologetically. #WeAreNotDating #Besties #BeenBesties #NeverStoppedNeverWell

Kehlani responded to the basketball star's apology in the post on The ShadeRoom.

She wrote, "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. I appreciate it no matter how long it took."
#Kehlani stepped into #TheShadeRoom and said it’s all love between her and #Kyrie

Kyrie also addressed his heartfelt apology to Kehlani on Sunday, explaining the reason he wrote the post. He also addressed the status of his current relationship with the singer-songwriter. 

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The Boston Celtics player stated that he was "protecting a close friend."


He stated, "She’s an incredible person and I don’t want ever want to see anyone do anything harmful in her way. I’ve heard from her and other people that people were coming to her shows and doing really obnoxious things and I don’t ever want to see anyone go through that, especially a female like that. She’s just incredibly special and I want the focus to be on her and her career."


Kyrie Irving's debut movie "Uncle Drew" is in theatres starting June 29th!

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