Big K.R.I.T. Doesn't Mind Being Vulnerable

The famed rapper told Desus and Mero why he feels the need to tackle tough subjects in his music.

Dec 7 2017, 3:43pm

During his interview on VICELAND's Desus & Mero Wednesday, Big K.R.I.T. talked about why he wanted to reveal his true self on his double album, 4eva Is a Mighty Long Time. While the first disc focuses on his tougher public persona—"If just you want to tear your speakers up, I got you," the rapper told the hosts—the second is much more transparent, tackling tough subjects like anxiety and depression.

"It's a superhero aspect of music in general," Big K.R.I.T. said, explaining why artists are reluctant to reveal their problems. "I don't want it to be my end when you find out. No, I'mma tell you now and start that conversation, and lo and behold there's so many other artists who are going through the same thing; people in their lives that are looking to start having those conversations."

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