Jada King­dom bares all on In­sta­gram

Opens up about men­tal is­sues

The Star (Jamaica) - - Entertainment - SHEREITA GRIZZLE Staff Re­porter

Record­ing artiste Jada King­dom bared her soul in a ‘tell-all’ ques­tion-an­dan­swer ses­sion on her In­sta­gram page yes­ter­day.

The artiste, who has been com­ing un­der heavy crit­i­cism re­cently, ad­dressed sev­eral is­sues, in­clud­ing liv­ing with bi-po­lar dis­or­der.

In a post prior to the ques­tion-and-an­swer seg­ment, King­dom re­vealed that she has tried to hold it to­gether over the past few months, but ex­pressed that the harsh blows by the me­dia had caused her to come for­ward and ad­dress cer­tain things.

“I am try­ing hard not to break but be­ing strong gets tir­ing es­pe­cially for some­one like me. Do not fol­low up any neg­a­tive s**t you see over the me­dia about me, be­cause that’s all that ever gets pro­moted, the bad or the lies, never the good or the truth,” she wrote. “Th­ese peo­ple try to use my dis­or­ders against me all the time and they try to tear me down, as if I wouldn’t no­tice. I am not crazy.”

Fol­low­ing that post, the en­ter­tainer then an­swered ques­tions from fans where she ad­mit­ted that she suf­fers from anx­i­ety.

SYMP­TOMS COME SEA­SON­ALLY

The Banana singer re­vealed that she first dis­cov­ered she was bi-po­lar when she was about age 15 or 16.

“I al­ways knew some­thing was wrong with me but I wasn’t aware of what it was. I didn’t un­der­stand it but I do now and I’m still learn­ing about it,” she said.

She fur­ther ex­plained that as part of the bipo­lar dis­or­der, she some­times suf­fers from de­pres­sion, am­ne­sia, in­som­nia, ap­petite loss, mul­ti­ple per­son­al­i­ties, pas­sive ag­gres­sion, among other things.

She ex­plained that the symp­toms come sea­son­ally and are un­pre­dictable but can be con­trolled.

When asked whether or not she still takes her med­i­ca­tion, the en­ter­tainer said the treat­ment ac­tu­ally makes her symp­toms worse.

She ex­plained that the med­i­ca­tion in­creases her sui­ci­dal thoughts and she some­times gets more ag­gres­sive.

She also ex­plained that the treat­ment causes her to sleep when she doesn’t want to and in­sin­u­ated that her choice of ca­reer had some­thing to do with why she stopped tak­ing her med­i­ca­tion.

“Imag­ine me in the stu­dio record­ing and just dose off,” she said.

The en­ter­tainer also spoke about be­ing raped at age

14 and ex­pressed that may have trig­gered her bipo­lar dis­or­der.

She added that as part of her re­gain­ing con­trol of her body again, she started her swimwear line to re­mind her­self and oth­ers that their body is their ‘king­dom’.

When con­tacted by THE STAR team, a mem­ber of King­dom’s man­age­ment team said the ques­tion-and-an­swer seg­ment was a last-minute thing that al­lowed the artiste to get some things off her chest be­fore turn­ing her fo­cus com­pletely to mu­sic.

King­dom was re­cently made the face of stream­ing ser­vice Tidal’s ‘Ris­ing’ playlist for the dance­hall/reg­gae genre.

Jada King­dom

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