Big Sean Admit To Having Suicidal Thoughts In The Past
In a recent interview for Facebook Watch, Big Sean opened up to audience about his mental health admitting he’d contemplated suicide on many occasions.
“I for sure contemplated suicide a lot of times, having guns in my hand, feeling it for real … planning it out to the point where I said, ‘Hey, if I do kill myself, at least my family will get this amount of money. I did this already,’” he told Dr. Michael Eric Dyson. “Because I was just stressed out and not happy. I realized that OK, I need to stop everything I’m doing and figure this out or I’m going to self-destruct.
“I took the time off, canceled everything I was doing, sought therapy, connected with God more, spiritually grounded myself, and put myself first as a priority for the first time ever.”
In some part of the clip, Big Sean explained that being from Detroit put’s a lot of pressure on him to keep moving forward, even to his own detriment. Noting that he didn’t want to be perceived as being weak and for that he found it difficult to stop for a bit to pay attention to his mental health.
“Those are the stigmas that have been placed on us growing up,” he said. “If you a man and you not working hard, it’s like, ‘Ah you getting soft.’ So that was always in the back of my head, so I’m working exhausting myself for years and years and years. I couldn’t get through the day without feeling terrible.”
The new series – called One Question, One Mike — debuts on Wednesday (March 3) as part of Facebook Watch’s “We the Culture” programming, which is aimed at amplifying the voices of Black content creators.