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Big Sean Opens Up About His Mental Health When Recording Music For Detroit 2

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Big Sean Opens Up About His Mental Health When Recording Music For Detroit 2

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Big Sean opens up about wanting to kill himself and overcoming depression in series of tweets. 

Big Sean’s new album Detroit 2 is out now and is poised to debut at the no. 1 spot on the Billboard 200. With the album projected to move 110k copies in its first week, The G.O.O.D Music rapper took to social media on Sunday evening (Sep. 7) to talk about the challenges he faced while making music for Detroit 2.

“I don’t feel like this currently, but I had never gone through wanting to kill myself, give up on my life until the past few years,” he said.  “[A]nd I didn’t realize how important it was to embrace the ups n downs of life and enjoy (in joy) taking active steps to better it. it’s the Journey!”

“I thought doing what I loved would always make me happy and satisfied, so when I got tired of it, I was confused and it drove me insane. Later i realized I was just growing n had to gain a new mentality and foundation on many levels n re-discover my passion! And try new things..”

“That’s the hardest thing I’ve ever had to learn how to do,” he noted. “I pray if and when it happens to you, you just hold on to your faith! You may discover more passions if it’s meant to be as well. Not sure if we are only meant to do one thing in life, who knows for sure.”

Sean, who also revealed plans of starting his own label talks about how he overcame his insecurities by learning to do things at his own pace.

He explained, “While I was working on me and figuring things out (still am everyday but I just mean while I was making the album) I was worried that it was taking too long, and adding extra stress to my life worrying if people will even still want to hear from me, but even then I still… I couldn’t rush it. I listened to God and myself for when the time was right. That’s one of the hardest things to do as an artist was be on my time, and not the time everyone kept telling me is right for me. I had to learn MY timing isn’t everyone else’s timing n that’s fine.”

See Big Sean’s tweets below, and check out “Detroit 2,” featuring Eminem, Nipsey Hussle and more here.

Lotta things I learned making this album… I feel a like I should share a couple on my heart, a lot of it is in the music tho. Feel like I’m finna tweet a lot right now 🤦🏾‍♂️

— Sean Don (@BigSean) September 7, 2020


I don’t feel like this currently, but I had never gone through wanting to kill myself, give up on my life until the past few years and I didn’t realize how important it was to embrace the ups n downs of life and enjoy (in joy) taking active steps to better it. it’s the Journey!

— Sean Don (@BigSean) September 7, 2020

I thought doing what I loved would always make me happy and satisfied, so when I got tired of it, I was confused and it drove me insane. Later i realized I was just growing n had to gain a new mentality and foundation on many levels n re-discover my passion! And try new things..

— Sean Don (@BigSean) September 7, 2020

That’s the hardest thing I’ve ever had to learn how to do, I pray if and when it happens to you, you just hold on to your faith! You may discover more passions if it’s meant to be as well. Not sure if we are only meant to do one thing in life, who knows for sure…

— Sean Don (@BigSean) September 7, 2020


While I was working on me and figuring things out (still am everyday but I just mean while I was making the album) I was worried that it was taking too long, and adding extra stress to my life worrying if people will even still want to hear from me, but even then I still…

— Sean Don (@BigSean) September 7, 2020


I couldn’t rush it. I listened to God and myself for when the time was right. That’s one of the hardest things to do as an artist was be on my time, and not the time everyone kept telling me is right for me. I had to learn MY timing isn’t everyone else’s timing n that’s fine.

— Sean Don (@BigSean) September 7, 

To the fans, listeners, even other artist who feel me through the music, or share it, or mention it on their platforms have inspired me to be more supportive of art and speak up. I feel a sense of community in music and less competition and that feels amazing! So thank you!

— Sean Don (@BigSean) September 7, 2020


When I see someone say “you was speaking to me” or people being inspired in some way even if it’s just to turn the fuck up n go get it, it makes me feel incredible because that was my goal, in my heart that’s what I hoped for. That’s why stayed so late every night for 🙏🏾

— Sean Don (@BigSean) September 7, 2020


I don’t know if my album Detroit 2 is goin #1 or not, that would be crazy if it did, but I feel like it’s already #1 to me because all I put into it, what I went through to make it and the impact it’s had on some of you. I’m too grateful for that alone!

— Sean Don (@BigSean) September 7, 2020

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