Big Sean Opens Up About Depression and Anxiety

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Big Sean made the decision to cancel his Unfriendly Reminder Tour back on February 26, and he has finally shed some light on his reasoning behind it thanks to Billboard. The 30-year-old rapper opened up about the major halt, revealing his struggles with depression and anxiety. Touring can take not only a physical but also an emotional toll on artists. Big Sean was planning on performing some of his old music on the Unfriendly Reminder Tour while also testing out a few new tunes he’s been working on for his next album. The pressure of creating an album equally as good as his last demanded more attention than he expected, furthering him to ultimately cancel the tour.

“I’ve just been taking a little more time off for myself and recording, getting my album right,” he told Billboard. He went on to mention how Kanye put his full attention on the album, Ye, to get it to a certain level of expectation. Big Sean is 100% committed to the studio. He then went on to mention,

had some things to work out in my head…I never really took the time out to nurture myself, to take care of myself. It took me a lot of depression [and] having a lot of anxiety to realize something was off… I’ve been getting myself together, getting my mind right. So I have been taking better care of myself and…not only am I bringing my best self to the music but I’m bringing my best self to the table, to my city, to my fans, to the people who are about me.

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There is no rush on releasing his next album, so there’s obviously no release date in the near future. Besides working on music, Big Sean has been highly dedicated to giving back and working with the Motown Museum, which commemorates the rich musical history of Detroit. Deeply taken back by the death of XXXTenacion, he urges everyone to be more intentional for creating a brighter future and rid of these “senseless acts.”

Last night, Big Sean took the stage with Nicki Minaj, YG, and 2 Chainz at the BET Awards.

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