Maino has offered a glipse into his mind state when he experienced an emotional overload on stage at a recent performance in New York.
The rapper began weeping visibly while performing his hit record All Of The Above at the White House Night Club in Hampton Bays, Long Island on a Saturday in April.
The rapper explained that he was thinking about a few things, one of which was his path to success.
"I just had a lot on my mind. I had a lot of stuff I was holding in and wasn't letting out. When I got there, it was overwhelming, he told MTV News. The part that was overwhelming was that it was so much love. I started thinking about where I've been in my life and how hard it was for me to get here it's like a miracle.
Then he remarked about a friend who he said from the stage had been shot in the back in a matter with the New York Police Department.
I started getting a little emotional, about not just that, but my homie, my brother, who is a very important part in my life not just in my career. I can't really say too much about the situation because it's dealing with an ongoing investigation," he continued. "I've been advised that I really couldn't get into the specifics of the case, you feel me? But the fact of the matter is: The police shot him and it's definitely unjustified, but that will all come out later on."
Mainos debut If Tomorrow Comes is set for release on June 30.