RIP to Chris Lighty... My deepest condolences to his family and friends.
For those of you who are unfamiliar with who he is... He was a Music Mogul who managed and helped the careers of 50 Cent, Mariah Carey, Diddy, Kim Kardashian, LL Cool J, Diggy Simmons and many others.
From the outside looking in, it appeared that Chris "had it all" He was Young, successful, attractive and had the type of Money & Power that most can only dream of, meanwhile he was deeply hurt inside.
People always assume the Music Industry is "the life", and if you have fame and success in this business... that means you shouldn't have a care in the world.
I'm here to tell you, that is NOT true... everyone is Human... some of the richest, most famous and powerful people i know are also the most UN-happy.
The blueprint to happiness doesn't start withMoney or Success.— Chris Lighty (@clighty) July 24, 2012
You never know what a person is going through in their personal life. Contrary to popular belief... you can't buy happiness. If you are depressed and hurting inside... Money, power and fame is a temporary quick fix that will only "mask" the inner pain, it won't heal or fix it.
To those of you who are judging Chris for his decision to take his life... Please stop it! unless you have walked in his shoes, you can never judge him. You don't know what kind of deep emotional pain he must have been dealing with.
Depression is a illness that is as real as Cancer. Having emotional pain hurts just as much as having physical pain from a broken arm or a gun shot wound... it's deep and unbearable, the only difference is... A broken arm has a cast, a gunshot wound has a scar, but emotional pain can be invisible to the naked eye, the scars are internal, and sometimes only visible after a suicide.
Instead of Judging and labeling Chris and others who commit suicide as weak, you should show compassion. Take time to do research on Depression so you can have a better understanding of what someone in that position is experiencing.
Depression is very common in the black community, yet it's constantly swept under the rug. Due to fear of being labeled "weak" most Black people (especially men) will not seek help or tell anyone that their hurting.
We're all human beings, we cry the same tears, carry the same scars, bleed the same blood.
The next time you see a celebrity or someone who has lots of money/power, and you wish you were living their life... stop and remind yourself of this... "you never know what that person is going thru behind closed doors"... Be grateful for your own life. Though you may not have the Glitz and Glamour or money that they have... your life might actually be better than theirs.
Salute to Chris for all he's done for the Growth of Hip Hop. My heart goes out to Kids, relatives and friends. RIP.
Love & heartfelt prayers go out to Chris Lighty's family & all of us whose lives he touched. Words cannot express the sadness we share today— Mariah Carey (@MariahCarey) August 31, 2012
R.I.P. Chris Lighty. Gone way to soon. This is unbelievable. My prayers go out to the Lighty Family.— Mary J. Blige (@maryjblige) August 31, 2012
Such sad news about Chris Lighty. He was an amazing partner in my fragrance LightHouse Beauty & friend. You will be missed!— Kim Kardashian (@KimKardashian) August 30, 2012
R.I.P. Chris Lighty. He Was A Dear Friend Of Mine And I Still Can't Believe It.— iamdiddy (@iamdiddy) August 30, 2012
So Sad, and Truly Unbelievable:(..May Chris Lighty Rest In Peace...❤— Ciara(@ciara) August 30, 2012
Rest in peace Chris Lighty. Your words and your vision are constant inspiration to me. Forever.— Talib Kweli Greene (@TalibKweli) August 30, 2012
Still in shock.. More than just my manager but my family. Love you and gonna miss you Chris. R.I.P— Diggy(@diggy_simmons) August 30, 2012
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