DaBaby says he’s going to ‘get a therapist’ after brother’s death by suicide
The rapper's older sibling, Glen Johnson, died on Tuesday from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Rapper DaBaby says he is in need of therapy following the recent death of his older brother, Glen Johnson.
Johnson, 34, died on Tuesday from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. TMZ reported that he shared a video to social media of himself in a car visibly upset and crying while holding a gun. In the clip, Johnson claimed he had been wronged a lot in the past. He shot himself in the head and died shortly after recording the video.
DaBaby, 28, tweeted about “#MentalHealthAwareness” on Thursday, urging his fans, “If you can’t get over depression GET HELP, you see a loved one struggling get them help, they refuse the help, MAKE em get treated anyway.”
“You suffer from PTSD take that s— serious & get help! I’m bouta get a therapist my damn self!” he continued.
In a tweet posted on earlier this week, DaBaby wrote, “Death don’t phase [sic] me at all, watching my family suffer does.”
He continued, “GOD watch over my family, my mama, my nieces & nephew & they mama, my brother. Don’t worry bout me take whatever you was do for me and pour it into them. & keep me cool.”
Johnson is survived by three daughters and a son.
theGRIO previously reported, DaBaby’s father was killed shortly after the release of his first LP, 2019’s Baby on Baby.
The rapper addressed the loss of his brother in an Instagram Story on Tuesday, sharing lyrics from “Intro” on his Kirk album: “My brother be thinkin’ that we don’t love him and let him struggle like we ain’t family/Like I won’t give up all I got to see you happy, n—–,” he raps in the song. DaBaby captioned the post, “I would’ve gave up all I had to see you happy n—.”
Critics praised the intimate nature of Kirk, titled after his last name, on which the hip-hop star talks at length about his family.
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