Lil Wayne is revealing he tried suicide at age 12.
Throughout a current interview with Billboard, it was revealed that what had lengthy been described as an accident by the 35-year-old rapper, was, actually, a suicide try.
The stunning revelation got here after Wayne performed Billboard a verse from one of many tracks on his upcoming album Tha Carter V, which explains Wayne shot himself within the chest, simply lacking his coronary heart, after his mom informed him he would not be allowed to rap.
Tha Carter V is anticipated to drop this fall and would be the musician’s first album since 2011.
As for why Wayne determined to open up now, Mack Maine, an in depth pal of Wayne and fellow rapper signed to Younger Cash, Money Cash, stated to Billboard, “He simply informed me someday that he was prepared to handle it now.”
“Simply being an grownup, reaching a stage of maturity and luxury the place it’s like, ‘I wish to speak about this as a result of I do know lots of people out right here could be going via that,” Maine added.
In 2016, Wayne referenced trying suicide however didn’t go into element on a verse throughout Solange’s monitor “Mad” from the album A Seat on the Desk.
“And after I tried suicide/I didn’t die/I keep in mind how mad I used to be on that day/ Man, you gotta let it go earlier than it rise up in the best way/Let it go, let it go earlier than it rise up in the best way/Let it go, let it go.”
For those who or somebody you already know is contemplating suicide, please contact the Nationwide Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255), textual content “assist” to the Disaster Textual content Line at 741-741 or go to suicidepreventionlifeline.org.