Big sean has been pretty transparent about his mental health journey and more recently has shared the details of one of his darker moments.
During an appearance on famous author and professor Michael Eric Dyson One question, one Mike show airing today (March 3) on Facebook Watch, Sean Don revealed that he considered suicide while battling depression.
“Funny how you can have a way with words,” Sean began. “And you can be poetic or you can be lyrical and not always understand how you feel. Because sometimes it takes more than a song, sometimes it takes more than an album, sometimes you really have to spend time with it. yourself.”
The “Deep reverence” the rapper continued, “And that’s one of the things I neglected because coming from Detroit it’s like this mentality where you have to stay warm, you have to stay on their necks. People don’t have to. ‘opportunity where we come from. So it’s like, that’s my mentality … I take care of everyone. And I try not to look sweet, you know? look like a bitch. You know how people tell you … You know, if you’re a man and you don’t work hard, it’s like, “Oh, you get soft.” So that was always in. the back of my head. I work, I burn myself out for years and years, and I couldn’t go through the day without feeling bad. I had to contemplate suicide a lot of times. You know, having guns to fire in my hands and really just feel it for real. “
Big sean added that instead of committing suicide, he took the time to unpack the root of his misfortune. “I wasn’t even trying to be dramatic, but it was really just … even planning it to the point where like, ‘Hey, if I kill myself, at least my family will get that amount of money.’ he told Michael Eric Dyson. “I’ve done this before. All of those things, haven’t I? So… because I was just stressed out and not happy. And I realized that… OK, I have to stop everything I’m doing and figure it out. that or I self-destruct. “
Despite Big Sean’s past struggles with mental health, it’s great to see he’s in a much better space. He also makes boss moves by becoming the NBA Detroit Pistons Creative Director, which was announced in December.
When it comes to music, Sean 2020’s effort, Detroit 2, debuted at No.1 placed on the Billboard 200 last year, beating 6ix9ine TattleTales album.
Watch the clip of Big sean speaking about his mental health with Michael Eric Dyson below.
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