Lil Wayne Details Suicide Attempt at The Age Of 12

American well Known rapper, record executive,Lil Wayne born Dwayne Michael Carter Jr. has opened up on past mental health struggles .

The 38-year-old rapper entrepreneur Lil Wayne,opened up about his own past mental health struggles in the hopes that he can help others during a chat With Emmanuel Acho on the internet series, Uncomfortable Conversations.

Dwayne Michael Carter Jr also known as Lil Wayne mentioned he discovered he was battling mental health issues around the age of 10 years.

He said,
“when I was told that I couldn’t have what I wanted, what I dream of, what I desired, and that was to rap. I was willing to die for it.”

According to the GRAMMY winner,Lil Wayne he was having suicidal thoughts.
He added that he acted on his suicidal thoughts at the age of 12 years.

Acho disclosed,
“Up until this point your fans have been led to believe that the scar from your chest was because you were playing with a gun” .

The American rapper,Lil Wayne had recalled lying to his mom, Jacida Carter, about his school schedule to stay out longer without supervision .

His aunt called and told him he was in trouble during the time his mom discovered it, he would no longer be allowed to rap.

According to Lil Wayne he alerted the police giving them heads up and revealing that he knew where his mom kept her gun.This was prior to his suicide attempt.

Lil Wayne said,
“[I] aimed for my heart,” “How I knew I had mental health problems was I pulled the trigger.”

The police arrived and Lil Wayne mentioned he was saved thanks to one officer.

The rapper believes,lack of openness in his family led to his suicide attempt.
Lil Wayne said,
“So when you have no one to vent to, no one to get this out to, you can’t bring it to your friends at school. You’re still trying to be cool to them”.

Lil Wayne stated that the experience caused his single mom to change how she parented him. Before that point, she’d been serving as a mother and a father with an emphasis on discipline.

“The mom that I knew before that day, on my life and everyone’s life, I have never met or seen or heard that lady again in my life,” he said. “So I didn’t die that day, but somebody was gone.”

Lil Wayne then added that,
“What I wish they knew is that it’s real and there is no bar to measure how real.”

If you or someone you know needs help, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).

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