Most people go through mental health issues, and Method Man is no exception.
In a discussion on the Gold Minds podcast with Kevin Hart, the rapper spoke about how his upbringing affected his mental health.
Method Man Was Frank About His Mental Health
“I was my own shadow, meaning I was in my own way. I had to get out of my own way. I saw that I could not control the people around me, but I could control myself. One thing that stood out for me, when I was younger – basically being a little dirty kid with nothing, no control over where I lived, what I ate, where I slept. But I had these sports – football and lacrosse – there I had control and I was good at it.”
Method Man added that he needed to control the things happening in his life.
He looked at himself in the mirror and was tired of who he saw.
He knew he had more to give and he wanted better for himself.
“Self-check, absolutely. If you don’t, sooner or later, somebody else is gonna check you.”
Method Man currently acts in Power Book II: Ghost as attorney Davis MacLean.
“I’d love to see more of his [Davis’] personal life come to the forefront, see what kind of man he actually is because I think a lot of times people get his motivation wrong. They think that he’s motivated by money, but anybody can make money in this world. I think Davis is more motivated by power, no pun intended, and he will get it at any cost, whatsoever. And I’m a firm believer in people spend money to stay in power, so he’s willing to do that as well.”
The Grammy-winning artist’s revelation is essential and should inspire us to address our mental health challenges.
? Nooo. Keep your head up ?
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Everyone goes thru it, regardless if you’re rich or poor.
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