Rapper Danny Brown’s struggle with mental illness
Detroit-based rap artist Danny Brown is known for his dark imagery in his lyrics. Turns out that it comes from a place inside of Brown’s struggle that many do not know about.
But during a recent Twitter vent, the musician opened up about his battle with mental illness.
This week on Twitter, rapper Danny Brown did an oddly rare thing: he admitted that he’s not doing so well. No, the Detroit affiliate wasn’t tweeting through a hangover or an unfortunate encounter with drug du jour Molly. He was, however, speaking candidly about his mental health issues, talking openly about depression, insomnia, drug use and death.
“I can’t sleep my anxiety is at an all time high (sic) but don’t none of y’all care about that sh*t,” Danny confessed. Then, “Depression is serous y’all think I do drugs cause it’s fun.”
Brown has publicly stated overcoming his addiction to lean for the sake of his health, but know feels worse than when he was using.
His withdrawal prevents him from functioning and sleeping.
The Centers for Disease Control cites that suicide is the third leading cause of death for black males. Clearly Danny Brown’s remarks are a cry for help.
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