Tallahassee, FL — Cori Broadus, the daughter of rap legend Snoop Dogg, recently bared all about her mental health struggles, including how body image and colorism affected her self-perception.
The 21-year-old, lovingly known as “Choc,” also said she was diagnosed with lupus as a child and how it affected her mental wellness.
Broadus shared an Instagram post about how the last few weeks haven’t been her best and credited her family and partner, Wayne Deuce, for seeing her through the storm.
“The last few weeks my mental has not been so great at one point I tried to end my life but you & my family really give me a purpose to live & helped me realize life is much more than materialistic things & you gotta just keep pushing through the bullshit,” she said in the post.
In a video, she went deeper about her mental health challenges.
“I think it starts from my childhood. I grew up with two light skinned brothers. And I was the only chocolate one. I was overweight. I got lupus at six so I was overweight from being on steroids. That automatically messed with my health. I’ve always been sad and depressed because of my health…You’re just in pain and you don’t know what’s going on. And you look at your brothers and other family members and you’re like, ‘Why? Why me?,’” Broadus said.
Broadus remains grounded in knowing that despite how insular fame appears, no amount of materialism can shield anyone from the reality of mental health.
“Just because you have money, and just because you’re able to do certain things that people can’t doesn’t mean that you don’t have a heart, you don’t have a mind, you don’t have a soul. I go through it just like everybody else,” she said.
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