I want to change the stigma of crazy, of mental health – period.
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[on Glastonbury] I started off the show and I completely messed up the music. And me, as you can imagine by this phone call, I’m a bit of a perfectionist. So it really put me into a slightly depressed state.
It was heartbreaking for me to have to leave Nike, but they refused to allow me to get royalty on my shoe and I knew I had the hottest shoe in the world.
Sometimes you get educated by being really bothered by things and you have to educate yourself on how to respond.
This type of soul, this type of art takes a while to cook. It’s like when my wife cooks for me and I always ask for greens. She never wants to cook the greens because they take three hours to cook.
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It’s not just people who can’t find a job, or can’t fit in in society that struggle with depression sometimes.
I keep healthy and I’m always very active and always have been so. I don’t really see any signs of aging yet. Music keeps you young.
I think Viagra is wonderful if you need it, if you have medical issues, if you’ve had surgery. I’ve just never needed it. Frankly, I wouldn’t mind if there were an anti-Viagra, something with the opposite effect. I’m not bragging. I’m just lucky. I don’t need it.
I don’t regret opening up about what I went through [with depression]. Because, it sounds really cliche, but I have had women come up to me and say, It meat so much to me.’
And every person can benefit from talking to somebody. I’m the most anti-medication person, but some people need medicine, and there was a time where I needed some too.
I think it’s important for us to have open conversations about mental health, especially with me being black, because we’ve never had therapists in the black community, we’ve never taken medication. I think it was good that when I had my first complete blackout at age 5, my mom didn’t fully medicate me, because I might not have fully been Ye.
At the root of this dilemma is the way we view mental health in this country. Whether an illness affects your heart, your leg or your brain, it’s still an illness, and there should be no distraction.
When individuals have access to the information about their bodies they can begin to change outcomes.