Snoop Dogg‘s daughter, Cori Broadus, said her struggle with colorism and bullying led to a suicide attempt at age 13.
Cori, 21, said she suffered from depression and nearly took her own life after being called “fat and ugly” since she was a child.
“I grew up with two light skinned brothers… and I was the only chocolate one. I was overweight, I got lupus at six,” she said.
“People used to always talk about me, ‘You’re fat, you’re ugly, you’re dark, you’re this, you’re that.’ And I used to cry. At 13, I was ready to die. Just so sad, crying to my mom like, ‘I’m so ugly, why did you have me? Why do I look like this? Why don’t I look like my brothers?’ It was just so many why, why, why’s.”
Cori said having wealthy parents and material things didn’t lessen the pain she felt from being bullied about her body image disturbance issues.
“Just because you have money and just because you’re able to do certain things that other people can’t do, that doesn’t mean you don’t have a heart, a mind, a soul. I go through it just like everybody else. It don’t matter cause my dad is rich, I drive a Toyota Corolla and I am content.”
Mental health experts say most people who have suicidal thoughts do not go on to attempt suicide. But suicidal ideations are a risk factor for suicide.
Expressing suicidal thoughts publicly means they may already be in the planning stage, and intervention is necessary.
Cori, 2nd from left, is pictured with her father Snoop Dogg, her mom Shante Broadus, right, and brother Cordell Broadus, left, at the ceremony honoring Snoop Dogg with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on November 19, 2018 in Hollywood, California.
If you are struggling with suicidal thoughts, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255. A trained crisis worker is available 24/7.