ABC/Rick RowellIt’s been four months since the untimely passing of Mac Miller, but many of the rapper’s close friends and collaborators are still reeling from his death including Soulja Boy.
In a candid interview, on Fair Game with Kristine Leahy, the “Crank That” rapper spoke openly about his mental health struggles, as well as Miller’s passing.
“Stress is real and you never know what a person is going through behind the camera,” Soulja Boy told Leahy when she asked for his thoughts on why more hip-hop artists have been addressing mental health.
Soulja Boy continued, “You never know what a person is going through in their head—you just never know. I feel like it’s big now with the passing of Mac Miller — rest in peace Mac Miller, who was a good friend of mine.”
The Atlanta rapper added, “I just wish like I could’ve just talked to him because like he DM’d me—he reached out to me like a week before [he passed] and I was just caught up with a lot of work.”
Soulja Boy credited the chaotic nature of the music industry for why he failed to respond to the Swimming artist’s message.
“Sometimes I don’t get to do certain things that I want ‘cause I gotta go do this interview and I gotta do this and I gotta do that,” he explained. “I just wished that I could have talked to him. I should have talked to him and [seen] what was going on.”
As previously reported, Miller tragically passed away last September following an overdose.
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