- Mzansi rapper, Blaklez has finally revealed how his struggle with depression had started
- He revealed that he had made several bad choices in his life following the death of his mom in 2013
- But Blaklez fought the mental illness and said he had his music, writing and performing which helped him keep his head above water
Mzansi rapper, Lesgo Moiloa, better known by his stage name, Blaklez, opened up about the death of his mother had left him in a dark place, and struggling with depression.
Blaklez’s mother died in 2013, a few months after his daughter was born.
He reflecting on his life after his mother’s death, and revealed that he had made several bad choices due to his struggle with depression.
“For the next few years I made the worst choices as I struggled with depression. God stayed with me as I fought my way out of a life-threatening mindset.”
According to TshisaLive, the rapper said that he was able to find relief in his music and writing and performing.
“These days I write powerful stories thanks to my past,” said Blaklez.
The muso also touched on his depression and even attempting suicide through a song that he released in February.
In the track titled I Have No One, Blaklz apologises for several things including secretly wanting to commit suicide.
“I’m sorry that I have been an underdog my whole life. I’m sorry that I’m secretly trying to take my own life. I’m sorry that when I am by myself I drink the whole night. I’m sorry that I don’t believe I’ll be alright,” rapped Blaklez in the song.
In a series of tweets after the song’s release, Blaklez told fans that he wanted to create awareness of mental illness and attack the stigmas attached to it.
Meanwhile, three days ago, Briefly.co.za reported that when Blaklez offered to conduct a Q&A session with his fans on Twitter, no one realised how awesome it would be.
For those of you who don't know, Lesego Moiloa, better known by his stage name, Blaklez, is an Mzansi rapper who once dated and fathered a child with media personality, Dineo Ranaka.
He is known for his hit albums, A Broken Man's Dream (2015), Black Beast (2013), Baby Brother (2018) and Strada (2019 EP).
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