Even though your childhood is meant to be filled with fun and as much love as humanly possible, we all know that oftentimes people find themselves facing some of life’s hardest obstacles during adolescence.
R&B veteran and reality TV star Kandi Burruss recently opened up about some of the hard times she had growing up in the South, some that even made her want to end her own life.
The shocking revelation of Kandi’s suicidal thoughts as a teenager came up during her recent guest appearance on The Real. The subject matter of the day was overcoming the despair of personal downfalls, which inspired the former Xscape singer to reflect on one of the lowest moments in her life. With tears in her eyes, she admitted, “For me, I was at that moment at a young age. I know this is going to sound crazy, but when I was in middle school I thought about taking my own life.” Going into further detail, Kandi adds, “My mother at the time she had a gun, and you know how you’re a kid you go through their stuff so I knew where she kept it and I had plans to use it, but, whatever reason, God made her put it somewhere else because it wasn’t where she normally kept it.”
The famed songwriter made sure to make it clear to add a message of optimism based on her own experience, telling The Real hosts and audience, “I always like to tell people, it can’t rain forever. The sun is going to shine again and sometimes it’s going to shine so bright on you when it does.”
Kandi’s message is a true testament of hope, one that we pray any young person going through a hard time can hear and learn from. Listen to her full message below, via The Real:
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