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Kali Uchis and Don Toliver spark dating rumours: Fans think fiery singer has new boyfriend

kayleighbarker June 18, 2021
Kali Uchis and Don Toliver spark dating rumours: Fans think fiery singer has new boyfriend
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Does Kali Uchis have a boyfriend? For months fans have been wondering if Kali Uchis and Don Toliver are dating due to a number of social media hints. And now there’s a new video, showing the two together.

From car reflection images to cosy birthday posts, we look into whether the dating rumours are true or if fan speculation is to blame.

Who is Kali Uchis?

Kali Uchis was just 18 when she rose to fame after getting the attention of the music industry with her 2012 mixtape, Drunken Babble. Consisting of 17 songs, GQ Magazine described the young singer’s mix as: “Dreamy R&B vocals with tough-talk rap lyrics, DIY beats, samples and influences spanning soul, reggae, doo-wop and synth pop.”

Since then, Uchis’s career has skyrocketed. Now at age 26, Uchis has big names such as A$AP Rocky, Gorillaz and even Snoop Dog lining up to work with her. 

In an interview with GQ, Uchis said: “In order to be successful, you don’t need the whole industry to believe in you or to have everyone putting their money on you. You just have to be true to yourself and allow yourself the room to grow.”

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Who is Don Toliver?

Just one year older than Uchis, Don Toliver is a rapper, singer, and songwriter from Houston, Texas. Toliver caught the eye of music producers in 2017 after his release of two debut singles, I Gotta and Diva.

After signing with Atlantic Records one year later, Don Toliver now works with acclaimed rappers like Travis Scott and even featured on Scott’s well known song, CAN’T SAY. 

Toliver said in a Genius interview: “When I first started linking up with Travis, somebody from my camp reached out to somebody in his camp. I sent them music and videos and it got to Travis and he was feeling it. He came back and we were able to link up and vibe.”

Why do fans think they’re dating?

After reaching fame under very similar circumstances, it’s no surprise that the pair have lots in common. But are Kali Uchis and Don Toliver just friends or are they dating?

Today, 18 June, Toliver released the video for his song, Drugs And Hella Melodies, in collaboration with Uchis. The song – and indeed Toliver’s upcoming album, for which the single is just a teaser – is bursting with sexual and romantic energy, with some fans calling it “orgasmic”. The chemistry between the two musicians is plain to see in the video.

On 12 June, it was reported that Don Toliver celebrated his 27th birthday with singer-songwriter Kali Uchis. After the Texas native posted a cosy backseat car photo to Instagram, fans have been going wild over the highly speculated relationship.

However, this isn’t the first image that fans have caught on to. According to Reddit users three and five months ago, a further two pictures have caused fan speculation.

So are Kali Uchis and Don Toliver actually dating?

With nothing confirmed by the musicians themselves, it is unclear what their relationship status really is.

However, as the pair continue to share cosy images, I’m sure fans will keep us in the loop.

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Kayleigh is an intern writer at The Focus, currently studying Journalism at Goldsmiths University, London. She loves photography, travel and writing. In recent months, Kayleigh has taken on the role of editor at her student newspaper, EastLondonLines.