Tyrese has taken to social media to share his personal struggles with depression and how Snoop Dogg helped lift his spirits.
As Tyrese remains embroiled in a heated custody battle with his ex-wife Norma Mitchell Gibson, following a very public breakdown he shared on Instagram that went viral, Snoop Dogg reached out to Tyrese offering him some sympathy amid this troubling time.
Once again taking to IG to open up about his struggles with depression, Tyrese shared audio of the exchange with his “big homie” Snoop.
“I was depressed and posting my raw vulnerabilities online,” he wrote alongside the audio. “God knows I needed this phone call from my big homie Snoop Dogg.”
Praising Tyrese for being vulnerable on his upcoming album, Snoop said, “see all these people that you naming? The record industry don’t respect them and don’t understand the f***ing heavyweight s*** that you dropping on this record. You saying them names to me, tickling me pink. You saying them names to a record label, you know what they’re gon’ say? That n**** ain’t had a hit in 20 years. S*** on, n****, we finna stand tall with this s***, n****."
He continued, “this is mental health, this is relationships, this is all of the s*** that the world is going through with in one package. And my n**** dealing with it, you actually dealing with it through the pain of this record. You’re gonna help somebody else learn how to live through pain and make that a beautiful pain.”
“You my n****, cuz. I’m not gon’ never let you put your mothaf***in’ head down and do nothing that ain’t appropriate,” Snoop said, assuring Tyrese he wasn’t in it alone. “I’ma watch you from the sidelines, and then when God and them talk to me from upstairs, that’s when I’ma step in and do what Kim do. We work for the same God, my n****, you gotta know that.”
“It ain’t no asking about all these angels is coming around you right now when you need them the most. Ain’t no suckers around you, only angels. Tell me I’m lying. They found their way away from you ’cause you godly now.”
Audacy's I’m Listening initiative aims to encourage those who are dealing with mental health issues to understand they are not alone. If you or anyone you know is struggling with depression or anxiety, know that someone is always there. Additionally, the Suicide & Crisis Lifeline is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 988. Find a full list of additional resources here.