No matter how much money you make, how many awards you get, or how famous you may be, you cannot escape the harsh realities of life. For many celebrities, fame and fortune do not protect them from very real issues—such as mental health disorders, illnesses, and other misfortunes. It’s no secret that—while some songs and people claim it can—money does not buy you happiness entirely.
Recently, Cardi B opened up on Twitter slightly about struggling with anxiety. Even after a top-notch year for the female rapper—producing an award-winning album, giving birth to her daughter Kulture, and killing it all around, Cardi suffers from mental health struggles just like any other person in society.
Anxiety is kicking my ass right now .— iamcardib (@iamcardib) February 5, 2019
Not only did Cardi open up about her own mental health struggles, but another female rapper who made way for everyone in the game responded with her own take. Missy Elliot, the one and only, replied saying:
Many people deal with this... i am one... it’s real.— Missy Elliott (@MissyElliott) February 5, 2019
Missy even took time out to answer fans who responded to her tweet.
People have no idea the things artists go through behind the scenes.— I. King (@IvanKingz) February 5, 2019
Yes it is a lot and I have things that trigger mines...it’s scary at times.— Missy Elliott (@MissyElliott) February 5, 2019
Even comedian Sarah Silverman showed Cardi B some love and support.
You got this. Just exist.— Sarah Silverman (@SarahKSilverman) February 5, 2019
You’ll comeout the other side I promise
But, fans all over the world reached out to both Cardi and Missy, sharing their love and prayers for both women and sharing the endless love that they have for both female rappers. Many also thanked them for opening up about something like this so that people who also suffer from anxiety feel less alone in their struggle.
I hope you both feel better! Stay encouraged and know that it will work out. Im praying for you both. ??— Enigma85 (@Enigma853) February 5, 2019
Just when I thought I couldn't admire you more, you go and relate directly to me— ΒΓΘΘΚΕ ∞♪☺♀✿♌ (@BrookeLeia) February 7, 2019
We love and support both of you. Y’all aren’t alone ?— Washington Heights (@iam_Kyle) February 5, 2019
It’s great that strong women like you two share this b/c it connects us together. I believe there is strong presence of bad energy out there & it affects some of us more than others. Breathe deep. Be present to the good out there. ???‼️— Belynda (@Belyndabythesea) February 5, 2019
Love you both as artists and also for speaking out on this. ❤️❤️❤️— Leah Catherine (@MsLeahCatherine) February 6, 2019