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Logic Shines a Light on Mental Health Awareness with an Affluential Speech and Performance

Jamal Muhammad August 29, 2017

Logic is here to fight for your equality. 

Los Angeles, California — As a person who struggles with anxiety and depression, Maryland-born rapper Logic stole the show at the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards. After being introduced by pop singer Kesha, he presented the VMA’s with an inspirational performance and speech.

“I just want to take a moment right now and thank you for giving me a platform to talk about something that mainstream media doesn’t want to talk about: mental health, anxiety, suicide, depression and so much more that I talk about on this album,” said Logic at the VMA’s.

Logic performed his well-received song “1-800-273-8255(also the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline)  with Alessia Cara and Khalid. The song is also featured on Logic’s third album Everybody. A diverse group of men and women, who survived their suicide attempts, stood alongside the rapper as he spoke about equality and mental health.

“From racism, discrimination, sexism, domestic violence, sexual assault, and so much more; I don’t give a damn if you are black, white, or any color in between. I don’t care if you’re Christian, you’re Muslim, you’re gay, you’re straight, I am here to fight for your equality. Because I believe that we are all born equal, but we are not treated equally and that is why we must fight. We must fight for the equality of every man, woman, and child regardless of race, religion, color, creed, and sexual orientation,” said Logic.