Moneybagg Yo is in his “strong man,” therapeutic father, dedicated boyfriend period after back-to-back deaths in his life and coping with the aftermath of dishonest on Ari Fletcher.
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The Memphis rapper lately spoke to Angie Martinez about parenting after the 2022 homicide of his first co-parent. They shared three kids, ages 9-13, who now reside with him full-time.
Moneybagg Yo Makes use of His Assist System, Tears & Prayer To Navigate His Trauma
Hours earlier than she was killed of their hometown, Moneybagg Yo says she was dedicated to escaping the road life and accepting his help in relocating to Miami. The cellphone name got here in whereas he was recording within the studio–at “the peak” of his profession. He says he “instantly broke down.” He first felt disbelief, then anger at her earlier than releasing all he felt in tears and delivering the information to his eldest daughter through cellphone.
“It’s hard to talk about right now, but I’m strong, I’m a man. I’m dealing with it, and I’m getting through it,” he mentioned on Angie’s In Actual Life podcast. “The oldest one she understand more than the other ones, so she taking it way harder. She walked up to me like…’dad I just want to talk to you, I want to do therapy, I need therapy. Like she’s aware enough to know that.”
To work via his grief and handle his kids’s coping wants, Moneybagg leans on his assist system.
“It’s a tough situation, I’m just staying strong. I’m just happy to have a great support system. The support system that I got, that just keep me motivated. The girl, my mama, just friends, friends of the family.” He added, “It’s super hard. That’s why I said I’m in this strong phase, that’s why I say I want to come back and I’m talking now. At first I couldn’t talk, I couldn’t even do this right now.”
About 15:half-hour into the printed interview, the rapper admits that his voice was trembling. A couple of minutes later, he shares how he’s overcoming the trauma.
“Like you said, you gotta let it out, you gotta cry. I done cried in the shower, cry in the shower a lot. Let it out, let the steam out. Feel good about it after that. Record songs, try to stay busy as possible and really stay focus. But just looking at my kids, that’s what makes it harder. Looking at my kids make it way worse.”
Moneybagg Yo additionally prays–and it’s a observe he takes critically. He transformed to Muslim in 2018-2019.
“God really will test your patience. He really will test your patience. You gotta have patience, like that’s the key, and once I locked on to that, I found out about that. It’s like nothing can stop me now, I don’t rush nothing no more. I let time do everything.”
Rapper Admits To Dishonest On Ari Fletcher About Seven Months In the past
Moneybagg began his 2022 by renegotiating his contract with Interscope Data. On the identical day he was buying a Rolls Royce, he bought a cellphone name concerning the demise of a detailed buddy. Three months later, in March, his kids’s mom died. Then, one other shut buddy bought caught up with the legislation–although issues at the moment are “looking good,” the rapper mentioned.
And 7 months in the past, Moneybagg virtually misplaced his girlfriend Ari after making the “poor decision” of dishonest on her.
“We ain’t got [an open relationship] going, but I made mistakes. I made poor decisions, and that’s why I rock with her so tough, like she helping me through this situation. I was just being a n***a that come from Memphis, my environment, that’s what I was used to. I had never been in no real relationship before.”
He admitted that Ari didn’t “take it well.” He additionally hinted that the individual he was untrue with tried to name Ari to spill “everything,” making issues worse. Moneybagg Yo says he “kept it G,” admitted his indiscretion, and apologized.
“I really come from a pure place when I say that. I apologized and I want to work through it and get through it. And she with it and she helping me…work through it. That’s why I rock with her so tough cause it’s like ‘okay I get it, I understand you. Don’t let it happen again, don’t take me through there’…once I broke it all the way down to her she understood me fully.”
A scenario for comfort wasn’t price shedding Ari, Moneybagg mentioned, admitting that he isn’t excellent, simply human.
“We healing right now, we moving forward,” he mentioned. So far as belief goes, he says, “It’s hard, I know she don’t 100% trust me, but it is what it is. I made that bed, I got to lay in it. I take full accountability, I’m a man before anything. We working towards it, I can’t do anything but show her. Show her, keeping showing her, show and prove, make her feel safe and wanted and let her know that I’m here. You ain’t gon get that again.”
Marriage isn’t within the close to future for the therapeutic pair, Moneybagg Yo mentioned, clarifying that the big diamond ring she wears was a “just because” present. He additionally addressed their miscarriage and the way he rehashed the expertise in a forthcoming tune.
“I’m opening up about the situation, this situation like her losing the baby and all that was kinda breaking our bond at one point,” he mentioned. “It’s difficult. She feels like I wasn’t there for her how I should’ve been.”
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In the meantime, Ari hasn’t publicly responded to the interview. Nonetheless, she lately tweeted concerning the cruelty of the web.