‘Borderline’ beauty Brandy has revealed a bout with depression nearly pushed her over the line, a predicament she says could’ve become her reality had it not been for her daughter, Sy’rai.
As she continues the promo run for her latest critically acclaimed LP, ‘B7,’ the GRAMMY winner hasn’t been shy about discussing matters related to mental health.
From new single ‘Borderline’ (and its accompanying music video seen above) to a song on the album titled ‘Bye BiPolar,’ she addresses the topic in ways like never before – a truth underscored in a recent interview with ‘People’ magazine.
Taking to the publication’s August 31st issue, B-Rocka revealed:
“I was a little bit lost eight years ago musically, creatively, spiritually,” she tells PEOPLE in this week’s cover story, opening up about the highs and lows of child stardom and her battle with depression. “I had to pull myself together, I had to pull it all together and make it all make sense.”
When quizzed about her 2006 car accident that claimed the life of a 38-year-old woman, the GRAMMY winner opted not to decline specifically but did reflect on her state of mind around the time.
“I remember laying in bed super depressed,” she says. “I [told] myself, ‘So, you’re just going to go out like this? That’s wack. You have a daughter. If you can’t do it for yourself, do it for her because this is not the way to leave a mark in her life.'”
Though in a much better place now (even clarifying that she has not been diagnosed bipolar despite the song title on ‘B7’), she did make a chilling statement.
“If Sy’rai wasn’t here, I wouldn’t be either,” she says. “The place that I was in, it just felt like I wasn’t going to make it through.”
Click here to read her full feature at ‘People.’