Method Man Opens Up To Kevin Hart About Mental Health

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NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MARCH 14: Method Man attends “Power Book II: Ghost” Season 3 Salon Dinner on March 14, 2023 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for STARZ)
The Wu-Tang icon was candid about his struggles in the new interview.

Method Man is speaking candidly about his struggles with mental health. In a recent episode of Kevin Hart's podcast Comedy Gold Minds, Method Man spoke openly about his mental health. He also talked about how he has been able to improve his overall well-being through therapy. The rapper, who is a member of the Wu-Tang Clan, shared his personal experiences and the impact that seeking therapy has had on his life. “I was my own shadow, meaning I was in my own way,” the rapper said.

“I had to get out of my own way... saw that I could not control the people around me, but I could control myself. One thing that stood out for me, when I was younger – basically being a little dirty kid with nothing, no control over where I lived, what I ate, where I slept. But I had these sports – football and lacrosse – there I had control and I was good at it.” Method Man then went on to explain the importance of checking in with yourself. "I had to look myself in the mirror and say, ‘I’m tired of myself. I want better for me, I have more to contribute, and start there.’ Self-check, absolutely. If you don’t, sooner or later, somebody else is gonna check you.”

Method Man On Expanding Beyond Rap

Essence magazine featured Method Man on their cover in February 2022, where the rapper discussed how he has explored new avenues due to the changes in the hip hop industry. According to him, the so-called gatekeepers in the industry didn't have much use for a 44-year-old rapper. His background turned some people off. He feels that some people aren't willing to give you a chance, especially if you've already had one and you squandered it.

Method Man also acknowledged that there was a changing of the guard in hip-hop and that he was cool with it. This doesn't mean he's out of the rap game, but he's pursuing other creative avenues. He made it clear that if evolving with the business meant acting, he was willing to put all of his effort into it.

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