True Strength: Celebrities Who’ve Been Open About Their Mental Health Issues

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It’s World Mental Health Day, and believe it or not, some of our favorite stars are battling the taboo issue. In some ways, it’s a great thing, because mental health issues are finally getting the attention they deserve. But as a culture, we still have a long way to transform the negative connotations around it. Fortunately, some stars use their platform to shine light on mental illness, which in turn helps shift the conversation and help us move forward with the solutions.

In honor of World Mental Health Day, check out these celebs who’ve openly spoken out about their mental health issues. Thank the God for them.

1. Pete Davidson On Being Diagnosed With Borderline Personality Disorder


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“It’s so hard and like, lame, but once you actually do it and go through the [Dialectical Behavior Therapy skills] book and you’re like, ‘I’m gonna use this skill’ or like hold ice or take a cold shower or listen to your favorite song really loud — it sounds fucking lame and annoying, but when you do it, it actually kind of works.”

2. LIZZO

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Lizzo On Depression: “I practice self-love. I look in the mirror and say, ‘I love you. You’re beautiful. You can do anything.’ Tell yourself that on your happy days so that you have the strength to tell yourself that on your darker days.”

3. Chrissy Teigen

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Chrissy On Postpartum Depression: “[I] just didn’t think it could happen to me,” she wrote. “I have a great life. I have all the help I could need: John, my mother (who lives with us), a nanny. But postpartum does not discriminate. I couldn’t control it. And that’s part of the reason it took me so long to speak up: I felt selfish, icky, and weird saying aloud that I’m struggling. Sometimes I still do.”

4. Lady Gaga once told Billboard about her depression, “I’ve suffered through depression and anxiety my entire life. I just want these kids to know that this modern thing, where everyone is feeling shallow and less connected? That’s not human.”

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5. Adele once admitted that anxiety attacks keep her from playing large festivals and arenas.

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6. Jennifer Lawrence once revealed that she suffered from social anxiety as soon as she started school.

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7. Kid Cudi checked himself into rehab in October for depression and suicidal thoughts.

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8. After a stint in rehab for anorexia, bulimia, and cutting, Demi Lovato discovered that she was manic depressive/bipolar. She told People, “I feel like I am in control now, where for my whole life, I wasn’t in control.”

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9. Kanye West reportedly felt suicidal after the death of his mother in 2007.

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10. Zayn Malik’s anxiety is often so crippling, it’s caused him to cancel shows.

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11. Britney Spears knows a thing or two about social anxiety, saying, “I’m not good in large groups, I just make everything awkward.”

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12. The Rock talked to Oprah about his depression, saying, “I wish I had someone at that time who could just pull me aside and say, ‘Hey, it’s gonna be okay. It’ll be okay.'”

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13. Kerry Washington once spoke about her depression and unhealthy relationship with food and exercise in college, saying, “I think it’s really important to take the stigma away from mental health.”

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T.I. Calls Iggy Azalea "The Tarnish" Of His Legacy

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T.I. fered a harsh dose his reality to Iggy Azalea during a recent conversation with The Root. The Grand Hustle Records boss, who brought the Aussie singer onboard around 2011, ultimately severed ties in 2015.

Four years later, he evidently views her as a failed investment.

“I’m still actively looking for another female rapper who can undo the blunder Iggy Azalea,” Tip said. “That is the tarnish my legacy as far as being] a music] executive is concerned. To me, this is like when Michael Jordan went to play baseball.”

Azalea initially responded to Tip’s comments Twitter but quickly deleted her sentiments. But, as we all know, screenshots are forever.

“Imagine thinking I was his biggest blunder lmfaoooooooo,” she wrote. “Tip. Sweetie. We have a whole list for you.”

Tip was originally going to executive produce Azalea’s 2014 debut album The New Classic. But according to a 2013 BET article, those plans were axed.

“He’s actually not, anymore,” Azalea said when asked about T.I.’s role. “He was going to be, but originally…all the records that I had on Glory EP] were supposed to be on The New Classic, and he executive produced what ended up being Glory.

Azalea added, “As I was making it, I felt like, ‘This isn’t The New Classic; this is something else. It’s not the right sound.’ Not that it sounded bad, but it wasn’t what The New Classic is in my head.

“And he executive produced that, and that went good, it was an experience, but after, he said and I said, it’s better if I just make my own music away from him] because sometimes being around him, it influences the music I make to be a bit too much a different sound, and so for that reason he’s not going to be executive producing]. But not because I don’t love him, because I love him.”

Azalea’s latest album, In My Defense, was released in July and debuted at No. 50 on the Billboard 200 chart, selling roughly 16,000 copies in its first week. The New Classic, on the other hand, debuted at No. 3 thanks in part to the strength the “Fancy” single featuring Charlie XCX.


Will Smith Reportedly Working On "The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air" Spinoff

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America fell in love with Will Smith and The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air in the 1990s. The now-classic sitcom ran for six seasons and came to an end in May 1996.

But according to The Hollywood Reporter, Smith and his newly launched holding company Westbrook Inc. are working on a Fresh Prince spinf series. Westbrook was established in July by Smith and his wife Jada Pinkett Smith.

Smith still earns significant royalties from the original NBC show, which is now licensed to air in 193 territories.

Throughout the show’s six-year run, Smith played a fictionalized version himself — a street-savvy teen from West Philadelphia (“born and raised”) who gets in a fight and is shipped to Bel Air to live with his wealthy uncle and aunt in their mansion with their three spoiled children.

It’s unclear where the spinf will pick up.

The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air was Smith’s first acting gig. He’s since gone on to become one Hollywood’s elite and has learned plenty lessons along the way. During Tuesday’s (October 8) episode The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Smith was asked what advice he’d give his younger self if he could go back in time.

“Hey man, don’t do Wild Wild West,” he replied. “I would say, ‘Dude, do Neo,’ because I got fered The Matrix.”

The Matrix, course, was wildly successful for Keanu Reeves who ended up in the starring role.

Watch the clip below.


BREAKING: Illenium's First Night At Red Rocks Is Cancelled

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fans will have to wait a little longer to experience his epic show at Red Rocks Amphitheatre. Red Rocks is one of the top venues when it comes to bucket list locations for artists. Tonight marked the first night of ‘s three-night run at Red Rocks but tonight’s show was unfortunately canceled due to weather.

The Red Rocks hotline discloses this information: “Due to weather conditions, the concert this evening has been canceled. This is the only information we currently have. Stay tuned for more information for refunds.”

Refunds for tonight’s show are due to be processed by Red Rocks in 24-48 hours. We’re hoping that the next two nights will fare better weather for fans to enjoy the show!


Tekashi 6ix9ine Reportedly Getting $10M For 2 New Albums

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Another day, another Tekashi 6ix9ine development. As his December 18 sentencing date looms, the polarizing rapper is reportedly making big business moves behind bars.

According to TMZ, the platinum-selling artist has landed a record contract worth roughly $10 million.

Sources close to the currently imprisoned rapper say he just cut the deal with his former label 10K Projects and will be expected to deliver two new albums — one in English and one in Spanish.

During 6ix9ine’s testimony last month, he admitted he agreed to cooperate with the feds the day after his November 2018 arrest. He ultimately took the witness stand against alleged Nine Trey Bloods gang members Anthony “Harv” Ellison and Aljermiah “Nuke” Mack.

Consequently, Ellison and Mack were both convicted numerous felony charges. Ellison was found guilty kidnapping in aid racketeering as well as racketeering conspiracy and maiming and assault with a dangerous weapon in aid racketeering, while Mack was found guilty racketeering conspiracy and narcotics trafficking.

Due to his cooperation, 6ix9ine could be out as soon as early 2020. He reportedly plans to reject the witness protection program and get right back to work.

He allegedly purchased two beats from a burgeoning New York City producer and is anxious to resume his relatively brief — yet undeniably successful —  rap career.

His ficial debut album, Dummy Boy, rivaled Travis Scott’s Astroworld for the No. 1 Billboard 200 spot upon its December 2018 release. It sold 65,598 total album equivalent units in its first week.


Jim Jones Refuses To Discuss Tekashi 6ix9ine

Filed by Malissa FranzMalissa Franz

New York, NY – Jim Jones was a recent guest on The Breakfast Club where he was inevitably asked to discuss Tekashi 6ix9ine’s recent testimony. During 6ix9ine’s time on the witness stand, he identified the Dipset OG as a member the Nine Trey Bloods gang.

After chopping it up about his El Capo album, Love & Hip Hop: New York, his recent business endeavors and his relationship with 50 Cent, DJ Envy mentions 6ix9ine’s name.

But Jones either wasn’t in the mood to talk about it or simply can’t due to his ongoing legal situations.

“I have no comment on none that,” Jones replies. As Envy tries to press him for information, he repeats, “I have no comment on none that.”

Envy says, “So you’re good, you’re clear?” Again, Jones says, “I have no comment on none that.”

From there, Envy quickly moves on to another topic and asks “what’s next” for Jones. He then reveals he’s getting ready to drop another project and says, “I don’t think people are feeling me enough.”

Jones hopes to drop the album before the end the year.

6ix9ine, course, has testified against numerous Nine Trey members, earning himself the “snitch” label along the way. He’s expected to be sentenced on December 18.


EDX GOES BACK TO HIS ROOTS WITH ‘NEPTUNE’!

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Following a slew chart-topping productions, a Grammy nomination and countless headline shows at some the biggest festivals and nightclubs the world over; to say that EDX has been on a prolific run form this year would be somewhat an understatement.

The prolific Swiss producer now unveils his next musical fering – Neptune. Out now his PinkStar Records imprint, Neptune sees EDX go back to his roots as he delivers an impeccable progressive house record, primed for discerning dance floors and sound systems the world over.

Debuted as the closing track from his performance at Tomorrowland back in July, EDX fans and dance music enthusiasts have been yearning to know the identity this epic, melodic cut ever since. With blissful synth lines and arpeggiated strings placed over a chugging four-four beat, this latest single from Switzerland’s most successful electronic artist has got ‘instant classic’ written all over it.

The release Neptune comes ahead a huge few months international touring for EDX, who has just announced his mammoth winter Neptune Tour. For the full list tour dates, see below.

EDX GOES BACK TO HIS ROOTS WITH ‘NEPTUNE’!


Martin Garrix and STMPD RCRDS announce their full program for Amsterdam Dance Event 2019!

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Martin Garrix and his STMPD RCRDS label have just revealed their full program for this year’s Amsterdam Dance Event, as they announce loads exciting plans. From Monday 14 to Wednesday 16 October, the STMPD RCRDS Writing Camp will take place at STMPD recording studios, where 16 producers and 30 songwriters will work on a slew new material across 11 studios.

The Martin Garrix & STMPD RCRDS Pop-Up Store will be open from midday to 5PM from Wednesday 16 – Saturday 19 October at art’otel amsterdam. At the Pop-Up Store fans can buy exclusive merch, win a meet&greet with Garrix and use the AXE video booth. The STMPD Post Office will also give fans the chance to buy and send exclusive postcard designs to their friends and family all over the world. The invite-only STMPD RCRDS Mixer takes place at the same venue on Thursday 17 October from 10PM – 2AM with STMPD RCRDS artists performing.

Then the weekend sees Garrix play two huge shows at the RAI Amsterdam: an 18+ show on Friday 18 October from 10PM – 6AM, and an all-ages show on Saturday 19 October from 5PM – 10PM. Next to Garrix, a lot STMPD RCRDS artists will also take the stage including Bart B More, Blinders, Brooks, Dyro, EAUXMAR, Infuze, Julian Jordan, Loopers, Matisse & Sadko, Osrin, Silque, Todd Helder and TV Noise. Grab the last tickets here


THE GLITCH MOB TEAM UP WITH RISING TALENT LICK ON CRYPTIC NEW SINGLE ‘SYSTEM BLEED’!

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Legendary bass outfit Boreta (Justin Boreta)edIT (Ed Ma), and ooah (Joshua Mayer), aka The Glitch Mob, have released a lethal, demonic collaboration with Deadbeats mainstay LICK‘System Bleed’ is arriving on the tail-end the trio’s joint North American ‘The Alchemy Tour’ alongside NGHTMRE + Slander Present: Gud Vibrations and Seven Lions.

Following the release their 3rd studio album See Without Eyes and a worldwide headlining tour last year, the globally renowned band has kept a relatively low prile in 2019.  ‘System Bleed’ marks the first musical fering from the trio since teaming up with Mako and metal group The Word Alive on ‘RISE’ to soundtrack epochal video game League Of Legends’ yearly World Championship.

‘System Bleed’ is the first taste an upcoming string collaborative singles The Glitch Mob plan to release with emerging talent, before the close 2019. These will set the stage for the next chapter in The Glitch Mob’s story. You can check out their newest single!

Keep up with The Glitch Mob’s socials to find out about new music and catch them on their final ‘Alchemy’ tour dates below:

10.11 – Shoreline Amphitheatre – San Francisco, CA
10.12 – Park at the Park – San Diego, CA
10.13 – Rawhide – Phoenix, AZ
10.25 – 10.26 – Warehouse Horrors – New York, NY
10.26 – Voodoo Festival – New Orleans, LA


We Miss You, King: Check Out These Bittersweet Photos Of Nipsey Hussle Filming ‘Rhythm + Flow’ With T.I.

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Netflix got it right again when they tapped Cardi B, Chance The Rapper, and T.I. for Hip Hop’s first real music competition series Rhythm + Flow. We’ve been anticipating the premiere and were excited to tune into the first portion of the series yesterday. The three famous rappers-turned-judges auditioned talent in their respective cities — in addition to L.A., where Snoop Dogg and Nipsey Hussle lent their expertise.

Nothing was more important to the late Nipsey Hussle than uplifting his community. We get a strong sense of that as T.I. meets up with Nip at Inglewood’s 1500 Sound Academy, a local music/music business school for the youth.

“I felt it was imperative for us to call upon somebody who made it his unwavering mission to give back to his community no matter what — my partner, the legendary Nipsey Hussle,” T.I said in a voiceover as he pulls up to the academy. “Little did we know that it would be one of the last times that we’d see each other. And his music, along with his message, will live on forever.”

See a clip from their quick visit above, plus more photos on the flip, courtesy of Netflix. T.I. shows Nip nothing but love and later they listen to artists at Sound Academy, in an effort to choose one whom they can present to Cardi, Chance, and Snoop. Spoiler: Rapper Inglewood IV, pictured above, got their thumbs up.


Style Kween: Mya’s Videos Foreshadowed Hella Fashion Trends Back In The Day

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When you talk about icons of the 90’s and 2000’s, Mya‘s name often goes unmentioned — but real ones know the work she’s put into the game.

As far as being ahead of her time, the singer even went Vegan before it was the cool thing to do:

 

Most of us still vibe out to classic Mya tracks, but no one talks about how her some of the fashion in her videos was ahead of its time. An article by Graziadescribeded the singer, saying:

“Her name is synonymous with low-rise studded flares, an ever-present midriff and the woman who penned those “single, sexy and free / making my own money” lyrics”

Check out some of the fashion trends the singer rocked in the 90’s and 2000’s that made a comeback.

Tiny Round Shades

 

 

Chunky Sneakers

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Tekashi 6ix9ine Reportedly Purchased Beats For Comeback Album

Filed by Malissa FranzMalissa Franz

Tekashi 6ix9ine is allegedly already plotting a comeback album. The embattled rapper could be out prison as early as the top 2020 after he agreed to be the government’s star witness in the case alleged Nine Trey Bloods Anthony “Harv” Ellison and Aljermiah “Nuke” Mack.

According to Page Six, 6ix9ine is ready to resume his rap career, starting with the new album.

“It looks like he will be making music right away when he comes home,” a music insider said. “He already contacted a young NYC producer, and someone purchased two beats for him.”

The 23-year-old is expected to be sentenced on December 18. The charges he’s facing carries a minimum sentence 47 years in prison but because his cooperation, he could wind up doing no additional time.

6ix9ine has been behind the bars a New York prison since his November 2018 arrest. Despite being labeled a “snitch” by several his rap peers, he reportedly plans to reject the witness protection program in an effort to resume his rap career.