Riky Rick: “I Wanted To Go Out And Die Young Like 2Pac.”
“Like 2Pac, I Wanted To Go Out And Die Young” – Riky Rick didn’t think he’d live to be 25.
Many people became aware of Rikhado “Riky Rick” Makhado’s mental health issues after his death, despite the rapper having spoken openly about his depression prior to his death.
He appears to have spoken and sung about it, but many people did not ‘truly’ listen to him.
Rick Riky revealed in one of his interviews that his music has always been angry or depressive.
“My depression took form in being angry at the guys who were doing it and I guess a lot of artists, especially those who haven’t broken into the game, might get that feeling sometimes where they are feeling like their songs and themselves aren’t being recognised,” he said.
“I wanted to go out and die young like 2Pac, having suicidal thoughts is not anything new to me, it might seem like it is time for every rapper or artist to speak about having anxiety and being suicidal.
I can be a testament that I know what suicidal thoughts are. I know what trying to go through suicidal thoughts is. I know how to take it further. I have been to that dark phase. I have swallowed the pills, done that,” he said.
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Riky Rick died on Wednesday, 23 February after he committed suicide.
He was 34 years turning 35 on June.
His death was confirmed by his family in a statement, which also requested privacy during this trying time.
Life is precious, people should live it and value it. It is important to think about our loved ones before doing anything that will hurt our loved ones.
People needs to seek for a help and overcome it anything that comes our way.