Big Sean Addresses Dealing With Depression & Reconnecting With God
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(AllHipHop News) Big Sean returned with new music yesterday. The Detroit representative dropped off a track titled "Overtime." He also spoke to Zane Lowe of Apple Music’s Beats 1.
Earlier this year, Sean opened up about his battles with anxiety and depression. The Def Jam emcee addressed his mental health again during his interview with Lowe.
"A little bit of just going through all those types of things. But like I said, I'm a person who, I've been meditating since I was 17. My mom got me into that heavy," said Sean. "She's super holistic. She's somebody who's always kept me on that level. So I always knew how to deal with depression and anxiety."
Sean then expressed that many black men are taught to avoid confronting their feelings. He stated, "It was always like you had to man up, go through it, and that's it. And suck it up as opposed to actually you gotta really let it out. Because when you let it out, that's when you boss up to your highest version of yourself. Your spiritual beaming self."
Big Sean went on to further talk about his spirituality. The Beats 1 conversation also included the 31-year-old rap star admitting his childhood played a significant role in the man he is today.
"When we sit down, I'm going to tell you about my therapy. I'm going to tell you about my spiritual advisor. I'm going to tell you about really reconnecting with God and really reconnecting with the universe and being able to talk things out, and things I didn't even realize were necessarily holding me back. Things I've been doing since I was a child. Old habits, old blocks that I had to knock down," added Sean.