Kevin Gates, the rapper, spoke out about his mental health struggles and how they helped him overcome them. The “2 Phones”The artist stated that it was his fans who helped him overcome suicidal ideastion and that they are the reason he’s still here today.Be aware: Gates’ comments about suicide are blunt.
Gates was at The Big Facts podcast Last week, he shared his story with Big Bank and DJ Scream as well as Baby Jade. He shared that he experienced vivid suicidal ideas and even had thoughts of suicide. “plans”In 2020, he wrote a letter that he wanted to send. He stated that the situation was dire when he deleted his Instagram account in December 2020. However, he stated that his fans helped him turn things around.
“See, I don’t do the, ‘Man, I’m ’bout to kill myself!'” Gates said. “I don’t want no attention. I was going the way of the samurai. Just smash myself because I was to the point I ain’t want to live no more.”
Gates stated that he was unhappy at that time and that he felt pressure to be happy. “a provider.”He mentioned his daughter Islah by saying that he believed her Cabo birthday would be the last time they saw her. He said that he felt like he was being lied to. “tolerated”In his private life, he never “celebrated.”
“As men, when you a provider and you not feeling like you being celebrated in the proper manner, you feel like you only being tolerated,”He said. “When I was in the streets, I used to hate going home because I feel like I wasn’t welcome there. Y’all act like I’m just doing what I’m supposed to be doing.”We are so consumed with being strong and harboring all the resentment, emotions and s-we deal with. It was too much pressure. I thought, “Man, I’m going to quit.””
“I received a letter in raw form that I wrote about everything.” Gates went on. “I was just trying to be clear that I don’t regret anyone I have ever stepped on. I wrote about the times I was in love and what it meant to me. My grandmother was the woman who broke my heart the most.”
Gates said he wrote that letter after returning from Cabo, then went to the gym. As he was leaving the gym, he said a fan approached him. That encounter may have saved his life.
“White boy walked up on me – kinda big, I see him in there a lot. He asked me if I could approach him. He replied, “Can you approach me?” [is]This is the only thing that makes this bizarre world make sense. I was like, “Man, this world is a cruel place.” Trust me, I’m sure of it.” Gates said. He then actually told the fan about his suicidal thoughts. He recalled: “He cried and grabbed me.”
“This shows how God works through us.” Gates continued. “I said, “You know what?” I guess I’ll keep around for a while. When I disconnected my Instagram and stopped making comparisons to my life and other people’s highlight film, and just started living for me and really appreciating the good things about myself, and love what you have and have all that you need and really engaging with myself and the world – that’s what really shook me all the way.”
“Gates concluded that if one person is helped by my story, and everything I’ve experienced, then I’ve accomplished my purpose.” You can reach the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 or the Crisis Text Line by texting “TALK” to 741-741 if you or someone you care about is in crisis.