Singer R.L.’s Suicide Attempt & Devastation When Wife Cheated With His…

Posted On : June 8, 2016

***Update: BEFORE WE GET STARTED WE WANNA MAKE IT CLEAR THAT R.L. DID NOT ATTEMPT SUICIDE BECAUSE HIS THEN-WIFE CHEATED ON HIM…THOSE ARE TWO TOTALLY SEPARATE INCIDENTS…okay now let’s dig into this story…*
Remember the 90s/early 2000’s group, Next? The group whose joints, “Wifey” and “Too Close” are still played at every wedding reception, family gathering and grown folks clubs to this day (“Butta Love” is one of my favorite Next jams though). Well Next group member, R.L. (also known for his classic duet with Debra Cox, “We Can’t Be Friends”) opened up about some of the struggles he’s endured, two of them being the time he tried to commit suicide and and also the time his wife cheated on him.

ON WHY HE TRIED TO COMMIT SUICIDE

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"I tried to commit suicide my senior year in high school, but in my younger years I thought about it frequently. It’s an on-going battle and I’ve suffered from low self-esteem since I was about 5 years old."
"[...] It took everything in me not to take my life. I appreciate the good times and the bad times. I just remember walking into my parent’s room holding my grandfather’s picture with a gun in my mouth. They ended up putting me in a padded room. I got out of school that morning after taking finals, and was going to kill myself. Back then it wasn’t cool to want to be a vocalist; people wanted to be a rapper or a football player, so back then you couldn’t just go to a studio at someone’s house, you had to try to get up enough money to go to an actual studio to record. It was a lot harder, and to be honest my family wasn’t all that supportive at the time. My dad was all about books, and I had a full scholarship to college and he wanted me to be an engineer, but when I would go to school, they would question my manhood, talk about me behind my back and laugh at me wanting to be a singer. Then when I would get home there was no positive reinforcement about me being a good person, believing in myself and achieving my dreams.  Basically music kept me alive." Source
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Be sure to check out R.L.’s newest release, “Theme Music!”

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