Schizophrenia is back in the news again following the arrest of a mentally ill young man who gunned down 18 people on Saturday, killing 6 and wounding 14, including a congresswoman. It was later revealed that the assailant, Jared Loughner, 22, was a schizophrenic.
Rapper Nicki Minaj, 30, has seized upon the mental health aspect of the murder case to make news for herself. How narcissistic of her...
I have no doubt that Nicki has a personality disorder of some kind, but is she a highly functioning schizophrenic as she claims to be in the current issue of V magazine?
Nicki, who claims to hear voices in her head, said:
"I just always want to do 'me', but 'me' changes every day. I would crumple up and die if I had to wake up and be the same person every day. I don't silence those voices anymore. I just let them speak."
Loyal reader Miss Nene is concerned by Nicki's latest publicity stunt.
My father is schizophrenic and I have family members that are bi-polar, these are very serious diseases. Many people walk around undiagnosed with mental illnesses and chemical imbalances. I think it is highly irresponsible of her to suggest that her creativity is psychosomatic - unless she does actually have a mental issue that we (and Nicki herself) are unaware of.
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