Riky Rick Talks About Facing Depression After His Father’s Death
Riky Rick opens up about struggling with depression after the death of his father.
It is never easy dealing with the loss of a loved one. A lot of times, it gets so hard that many become depressed and can’t face the thought of living their lives the way they used to.
Mzansi rapper, Riky Rick has opened up about struggling with the same thing after the death of his dad. He opened up about cancelling some of his live performances because he struggled with coming to terms with the death of his dad. He stated that no one should have to live without a parent.
He also shared bits of information about his childhood which did not involve a full family experience. He revealed that he got really angry when he was depressed, and stated that people go to a dark place when they’re depressed. Check out what he said below.
“I lost my father at a time when I needed the help. I lost him at a time when I needed that voice. A lot of people don’t understand that you can never replace the voice of a father. It wasn’t like he just died, it was like 18 years, living with your dad for a year, and then going back to your mom. I love being with my mom but living with him for a year … A child is never meant to live without his parents.”
When he passed away, I was so angry, so upset. I was so upset, like ‘why my life? Why does my life have to turn to s**t when all the kids that I went to school with had both parents coming to see them at football games, coming to watch them at basketball games, bringing them picnic sacks? I didn’t get that and I didn’t get to see you after’. I was so angry, so angry, super angry.”
“My depression took form in being angry at the guys who were doing it.”