It’s no secret that stars have their fair share of issues, and performing artist and actor Tyrese Gibson made news on May 25th for the sharing of his. But the sharing of his woes wasn’t the only thing that Gibson brought to the masses. He also shared the overwhelming support he received from fellow friend and industry mate Snoop Dogg. And it is a beautiful thing.
The Woes of Tyrese Gibson
This is not the first time Tyrese has made news for the struggles he’s dealt with in his life. On May 25th, Tyrese expressed intense vulnerability to his fans. In a message to millions of his followers, he admitted to his current struggles with depression. This posting was believed to be in response to some surfaced audio clips. The audio clips were of Tyrese proclaiming how he felt his wife married him solely for his money. In his post-divorce trial musings, he stated,
“ Imagine me being the only actor in a relationship to then realize that I was in a relationship for five years with one of the best actors I’ve ever met in my f****** life.”
Woes and Desensitization
In this world where mental health issues are so pressing and often a tremendous amount of pain and anguish saturates social media, empathy is usually found wanting. Woes are commonplace, and the attending audience has become desensitized. But Snoop Dogg couldn’t let the details of another’s suffering go without stepping in to offer encouragement. He stepped up when he saw a fellow friend and industry mate struggling.
Snoop’s Display of Brotherhood to Gibson
This act was not a public showcase but an authentic show of care and concern. The world would never know how much Snoop, otherwise known as Christopher Broadus, extended himself if not for Gibson. Tyrese posted the message from Snoop for the world to witness. And it was incredibly moving. One of the most inspirational portions of the message went as thus,
“I’ma watch you from the sidelines, and then when God and them talk to me from upstairs, that’s when I’ma step in and do what Kim do. We work for the same God, my n-gga. You gotta know that.”
Who couldn’t help but love and appreciate Snoop for that level of support and commitment to brotherhood?
Showing ‘em How it’s Done
Everyone goes through something. Some go through more than others. But stars often fight public battles and, because of their platform, are besieged by a plethora of opinions that often amplify those issues. It’s comforting to know that there are people out there who care regardless of their status. It’s assuring to know that there are those who are way more than their persona, which mainstream media have constructed.
So today, Snoop has earned even more respect for leading the way, for showing the world that this is how it’s done. And much gratitude to Gibson for sharing.
Written By: Renae Richardson