While speaking about depression, the Chicago rapper spoke about the importance of leaning on your family and close friends for support.
“You don’t even know the support that you have until you open up and say something,” Herbo explained at the 7:35 mark of the above video. “It don’t have to be your family; it don’t have to be your closest friends. There’s people out there who just care because they understand what you’re going through.”
Later in the interview, Herbo opened up about the death of his brother, who was fatally shot in 2021.
“When it happened, it threw everything off about me,” he shared. “I didn’t care [about anything]. I didn’t have any motivation for music, nothing. I knew I couldn’t just give up all the way. I snapped out of it.”
Herbo went on to admit that his brother’s death resulted in a reliance on alcohol. “When I started drinking liquor I was not myself,” he shared at the 12:30 mark. “I didn’t even know how to handle it being off liquor, because I was doing it to grieve. “
He added, “I didn’t even realize, but everyone around me was like, ‘Damn, Herb is turning into something that he’s not.”
Check out G Herbo’s full interview on Ebro In The Morning up top.