In light of the increased pressure that has come with her international fame, three-time Grammy Award winner Megan Thee Stallion says her mental health is more important than ever.
Speaking on the season premiere of Taraji P. Henson’s series Peace of Mind with Taraji, the 26-year-old rapper relayed that given where she is now in life, her emotional well-being is of great importance.
She stated: “I feel like right now mental health is more important to me, more than ever, because I have more pressure on me than I feel like I used to have…when I was Megan and I wasn’t as criticised and under such a magnifying glass as I am now.”
During the interview, Stallion also revealed that the loss of both of her parents – her father when she was in high school and her mother in 2019 – pushed her to prioritise her mental health.
Speaking on the matter of prioritising her mental health, Stallion noted that in the past, “As a Black person and when you think of therapy, you think, ‘Oh my gosh, I’m weak.’ Like you think of medication and you just think the worst.
“It was never a conversation that was on the table.”
She stated however that, “Now in this space, I’ve lost both of my parents. So now I’m like, ‘Oh, my gosh, who do I talk to? What do I do?’ And I just started learning that it’s O.K. to ask for help. And it’s O.K. to want to go get therapy.”