West Coast rapper Game knows love heals all. The hip-hop veteran has weighed-in on his past days of contemplating killing himself and why suicide awareness needs more attention in 2018.
The Los Angeles native went to Instagram this weekend with strong words about defeating his past demons.
I’m always more than appreciative of my fans & the love given back to me. This is really amazing as all the other tattoo portraits of myself that I have seen since the beginning of my career. This specific photo though, is a great choice because at this time in my career, I could’ve went left or right… Glad I chose right based on the love I had for the only child I had at that point @hvrlemtaylor…. My sons love alone carried me through the early stages of my career so this means the world to me. @cxxi_tattoo thank you for bringing this to life 🙌🏾 much love to #Iran from California… all the way on the other side of the world I’ve inspired two people…. That’s cool. Also, #suicideswareness is a topic that should be brought up a lot more in today’s discussions. It’s happening more these days than the days of old. There are many people out here in dark places that need love. If any of you are reading this, I LOVE YOU. We’ll start there. 🖤
Heading into the weekend, various hip-hop artists remembered the life of celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain following his sudden death.
ANTHONY💔 Unapologetically fearless, my absolute FAVE TV chef host! I’ve always envisioned us shooting the dopest episode, (later this year) in my country; Trinidad. Ruggedly polished, you afforded us all VIP seats, to the culinary jewels around the globe. It seemed as if you were having the greatest time of your life! But like Kate, you too, were engulfed in a PAIN so blinding, you felt as if leaving was your only escape. Even though the smiles were great masks, I’m certain the closest ones to you, knew something was amiss. Two global icons, different worlds, same PAIN……..💔 I think I really need to write a song about this tonight. Heart’s heavy. #NoMorePAINAnthony❤️
Our Uncle Tony…. the only human to go out of his way to make Detroit look like the coolest place on the planet. I’ll never forget my first time watching Parts Unknown Detroit.. I cried like a bitch. First time in my life I watched Detroit placed in the light it really is… over what it’s rumored to be. Unc made Detroit look like the most magical place in America to me. And I was born and raised there… I know for a fact he made all natives of cities he covered around the world proud of their origins & history … I cook with an indescribable passion and understand the cultural importance food brings to humanity thanks to u… what a fucking legend…
“Low plastic stool, cheap but delicious noodles, cold Hanoi beer.” This is how I’ll remember Tony. He taught us about food — but more importantly, about its ability to bring us together. To make us a little less afraid of the unknown. We’ll miss him. pic.twitter.com/orEXIaEMZM
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) June 8, 2018
This man Anthony Bourdain was a giant in his field. He introduced many of us who were not into the culinary arts to the joys and pain of the kitchen. We both worked in NYC clubs back in the day and I was one of the final guests on his first show, No Reservations. He came to see the real Brooklyn. When I was in Rome I would tweet him for restaurant recommendations and he would give us great ones. Bourdain’s writing inspired me to tell my story. It’s bittersweet that I am in Paris and woke up to the news of him passing in Paris. I feel like I should have sensed his presence and found him. Rest In Peace Tony Bourdain.
#Repost @shantidas404 … we have a real problem in this country and world. The CDC just issued a report saying that “Nearly 45,000 lives were lost to suicide in 2016 and that Suicide rates went up more than 30% in half of states from 1999 -2016.” What I can tell you is that THIS can happen to anyone, no one is immune to it BUT we have to continue educating ourselves, our families and our communities. It doesn’t matter if you are rich or poor, tall or short, educated or not. Depression can lead to substance abuse and that can lead one down a very dark path. Let’s support those we love and remember you can’t support yourself or a loved one unless YOU know the facts. Visit @800273talk or @namicommunicate or if in crisis text SILENCE to 741741. 🙏🏾😢🦋 #silencetheshame @silencetheshame @hhpf.co
Stunned and saddened by the loss of Anthony Bourdain. He brought the world into our homes and inspired so many people to explore cultures and cities through their food. Remember that help is a phone call away US:1-800-273-TALK UK: 116 123
— Gordon Ramsay (@GordonRamsay) June 8, 2018
The curiosity, intelligence, and generosity of spirit in Anthony Bourdain's work got me through some of the toughest times in the WH and opened doors to new worlds. I love this picture of him waiting to greet Obama in Hanoi. Such a terrible loss. pic.twitter.com/4I11mygJv4
— Ben Rhodes (@brhodes) June 8, 2018
In my deepest, darkest post-partum depression, I would have personally never called a phone number. If John or my doctor never reached out, I would have never even known. It really can be a lonely hole. Watch the people you love and don’t be afraid to speak up.
— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) June 8, 2018
(Obviously not everyone is me and the hotline is incredibly important)
— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) June 8, 2018
Sigh….🙏🏾. "I should’ve died in my 20s. I became successful in my 40s. I became a dad in my 50s. I feel like I’ve stolen a car –a really nice car– and I keep looking in the rearview mirror for flashing lights. But there’s been nothing yet." -Anthony Bourdain pic.twitter.com/1jMi6m45aV
— ledisi (@ledisi) June 8, 2018
Anthony Bourdain’s brutal honesty, love for culture & his ability to speak in a language that everyone could relate to made him loved by so many. There will never be another 🙏 pic.twitter.com/jviHZrCKCB
— Mikey Fresh (@MikeyFresh1) June 8, 2018
The suicides of Anthony Bourdain and Kate Spade this week are a reminder: No matter how successful, wealthy or seemingly happy you are, we all battle our own demons.
Reach out to one another. Destigmatize depression, addiction and anxiety.
We are all in this together.
— Chris Cillizza (@CillizzaCNN) June 8, 2018
Never met him but I always liked the way Anthony Bourdain seemed to conduct his life. By all reports he was a good man. So sorry to hear a pair of dreamers & innovators like him and Kate Spade are no longer with us. If you ever feel like self-harming, help is here: 1-800-273-8255 https://t.co/D0NVFHkXEb
— KevinSmith (@ThatKevinSmith) June 8, 2018
RIP ANTHONY BOURDAIN
— Count Rackula aka 2Cup Shakur aka Durt Cobain aka. (@MeechIsDEAD) June 8, 2018
I’m so gutted by Anthony Bourdain’s passing because he embodied a sense of adventure, celebration of uniqueness and joi de vivre I was so inspired by. Goes to show that even if you travel to the ends of the earth, you cannot escape your own mind’s torment.
— Felicia Day (@feliciaday) June 8, 2018
R.I.P. Anthony Bourdain pic.twitter.com/vD7MzBwVa6
— Mike Colter (@realmikecolter) June 8, 2018
Anthony Bourdain, the chef and gifted storyteller who took TV viewers around the world to explore culture, cuisine and the human condition for nearly two decades, has died. He was 61. https://t.co/eqFL2anGf4 pic.twitter.com/vUvIZ0QIVg
— CNN (@CNN) June 8, 2018