RAPPER Stormzy has revealed he’s stopped smoking weed – to improve his mental health.
The Big For Your Boots hitmaker admitted he’d given up the Class B drug and advised others to do the same.
“If you’ve got mental health problems, stop smoking weed,” said the 26-year-old star.
“It’s not good for your mental health.”
Stormzy made the revelation during an interview with south London charity Carney’s Community, an organisation which uses activities such as boxing to engage with disadvantaged young people, with the aim of reducing offending, re-offending and anti-social behaviour.
He went on: “I have suffered with mental health problems for the past few years.
“When I used to feel depressed, I would lock myself away and smoke weed and I would just get worse and worse and worse. It does not help your situation. It will f*** you up.
“It feels good for, like, 20 minutes and then after that… we all know, us weed smokers, we know how it goes.”
Last year, Stormzy was filmed playing poker with friends at a table which contained a mysterious substance in a small plastic bag.
In the same year, the star became the first black British solo artist to headline the Pyramid stage at Glastonbury.
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He recently made his small screen debut in BBC1’s adaptation of Malorie Blackman’s Noughts + Crosses.
During the current pandemic Stormzy, who has collaborated with the likes of Ed Sheeran and counts Jay-Z as a pal, has been volunteering at the charity’s Wandsworth-based boxing club.
Continuing to discuss well being and mental health the Vossi Bop rapper also admitted he’d cut down on his own phone use.
He said: “If you go on social media and it doesn’t make you feel good, get off it.”
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