“Therapy is the most gangsta thing you can do.”
Things get so much worse in 2002, after Jay was murdered, DMC learned that he was adopted, and his father died. The artist says that after that, in combination with his professional woes, he gave himself over to drugs and drinking a “case of 40s everyday.” The addiction was so bad that he had a fridge set up in his car.
Before the dependency could end his life, DMC got himself some help. “Therapy is the most gangsta thing you can do,” he said.
Health Vs. Wealth
Drug addiction can be a painful experience to come out on the other side. In February, as K. Michelle talked about her drug experience, she broke down into tears during the Maryland, Virginia radio show The Fam In The Morning.
Before hopping into an interview with Quicksilva & DJ 5’9, the songstress explained why the hosts were saying she’s “officially back.”
“Now for those who might not understand why we’re saying ‘officially back,'” DJ QuickSilva began. “We have to clear up some things. Maybe a year or so ago, a little over a year ago, something happened… When I first started mornings, we had scheduled, like, some type of a meet and greet for the morning show of K. Michelle. And the rumor was she just didn’t show up.”
“She just didn’t show up, and she had so many fans,” he went on. “It really got personal because we had a young lady, who was a cancer patient, and she had chemo that day. She skipped her chemo to meet K. Michelle. So, she was so let down when K. Michelle didn’t show up. So, at the moment, you know, the powers that be made this whole thing… ‘You know what, we’re done with K. Michelle. She didn’t show up for us, she’s never coming to KYS.'”
The host went on to say that the singer was essentially “black-balled,” before straight-forwardly asking K. Michelle, “What happened?”
The Whole Story
K. Michelle — who recently declared she’d only answer to the name Kimberly — began to explain that during that time she was “sick,” depending on Percocet and Adderall to get through every day. “They were tryna put me in rehab. I was taking, like, Percocet and Adderall to stay up,” she shared.
She went on to say that she wasn’t eating and weighed much less than she should have, with her doctor constantly warning her about her dwindling health. She then said that on the morning of her appearance, she “completely slept through the morning show.”
While the devastating affects were plastered in headline after headline at the time, no one talked about the damage control the singer did afterwards. After revealing that no one on her immediate team “wanted to” wake her up, she said she personally called everyone to apologize for her mishap.
“I called every single one… every single one of them people that came to y’all morning show,” K. Michelle began. “I called them, FaceTimed them myself. And even the girl with cancer said, ‘We know that’s not like you.'”
“I would never leave nobody sitting there waiting. I hate being late going on stage,” she said. She then shared that she was shocked at how her illness was treated, referring to being shunned by radio stations, adding, “If I’d have died, then everybody would have been like ‘oh my God, I loved her.'”
Shout out to @kmichelle for showing young girls that it’s okay to make those mistakes , we all do… it’s how you correct them. Do whatever makes you happy ! #yougogirl 💪🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽 pic.twitter.com/CfrRfiGEsS
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“I was really sick,” she said, beginning to cry. The artist then warned women about butt injections, saying that getting sick is inevitable. “What women don’t know, what’s going on right now, if you got those shots four or five years ago, you’re gonna be sick. It’s no avoiding it. It’s nothing you can do to avoid it,” she said.