The South African rapper is calling for men’s mental health following the tragic passing away of a colleague.
AKA & Riky Rick
South African heavyweight rapper, Kiernan Jarryd Forbes, popularly known as AKA, has called for men’s mental health awareness following the death of colleague Riky Rick.
News of Riky Rick’s death was announced yesterday, February 23, 2022, with multiple reports claiming that the fashionable rapper committed suicide after battling with depression for a long time.
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Following the tragic incident, AKA took to his Instagram page to call for men’s mental awareness. According to the rapper, men’s mental health is not taken seriously. The rapper went on to state that all men are crying for help from society.
Speaking about the issue, he added a photo of himself, Riky Rick, and another person, which he captioned:
Let’s keep it 100. The last 5 people I know who took their own lives, 4 of them are men. I’ve seen so much suicide over the last year I can’t even feel anything anymore. I’ve spoken to a lot of people, some of them said “He just got a bag from African Bank blah blah etc … “ … that tells you everything you need to know about this fucked up, fake ass algorithm world we have created for ourselves to live in. Riky went to Hilton, he grew up around money. I hope that very soon we can address the issue of how damaged and broken the men in this country are. We have no one to talk to, we just pat each other on the back and say, “get on with it, be strong my boi” … but in reality, we are traumatised. Generational trauma passed down to us. Ladies, we are not perfect by any means … but damn, we are crying out for your approval, your love and affection. Please, can we RESET and go back to FAMILY VALUES?!. Can we (myself included) start going to Church Again. Please, can we start some sort of dialogue about MEN in this country because it’s our duty to protect you, to provide and care for you. We cannot make this thing work without each other. We are crying out for your help. This is so traumatic. Please, let’s not forget about us. We not perfect by any means but damn …. Look at the stats, we are taking our own lives at record highs. Something has to change. 💜