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Newbie rap sensation Big Xhosa opens up about having suicidal thoughts

Upcoming rap sensation Big Xhosa has opened up on the effects of fame after releasing a diss track aimed at a number of renowned artists in the South African Hip Hop fraternity.

The rapper who rose to fame a few months ago after freestyling to a Tupac Hit Em Up instrumental posted on his Instagram showing gratitude to his fans.

“I’ve never really took a moment to appreciate and thank you guys for the support you have shown to me.

“You have changed my life. Ever since I became Big Xhosa I’ve never really struggled for anything financially, I have been able to provide for myself and my loved ones. I’m not rich, nor do I got everything I want, but I am blessed. And I owe all that to the people, it is you guys who discovered me and made me who I am,” he wrote.

He went on to reveal that all though financially he was stable he began having suicidal thoughts after receiving death threats following the alleged murder of his brother

“However emotionally, this has been draining. It’s been times when I cry myself to sleep, suicidal thoughts do cross my mind. There is no love here, just constant pressure, aiming to please and making other people happy but acting like I am, coz in all honesty nobody cares.

“I also have been getting death threats, people wishing I die. My older brother was killed and had his funeral just a day after my birthday. It’s been difficult dealing with that as well. I’ve lost three of my loved ones this year,” he added.

Though the young rapper has made his name through satirical songs he has proved that he has great talent and has managed to gain over 28 000 Instagram followers in just a few months.