It's been drama after drama for The-Dream recently, with his tumultuous divorce from Christina Milian and the recent revelation that he's contemplated suicide. In an VIBE.com, the hitmaking singer-songwriter opened up about his troubles, explaining that his breakup from Milian has helped his music.
“It’s just allowed me to be more real," he said. "I’d rather be the bad guy than anybody else be the bad girl because I can handle it. It’s a bad thing that two people can break up, but the truth of the matter is that it happens all the time for different reasons. But what’s wrong with a public breakup is that they never really know the truth. And I won’t be the person who says it. I’m not going to be that type. If something breaks, it’s not something to celebrate.”
He also discussed his suicidal thoughts, which he first revealed in an open letter to fans posted on his website: “I think it was just how my mind works. You have so many things rushing through your mind and I was trying to figure out how to make it stop. It’s easy to look at someone and say there’s 80,000 different ways for you to deal with it. No. Maybe for you, but me having to one, be in control of every aspect of my life and two, loving people how I do and being so thoughtful… when certain things are out of control, if it’s the type of personality that I have, you start to lean towards the best way to make it end. Like what stops this for not only me, but everyone? Of course that’s not the smartest thing to do, which is evidently why I’m still here ... eventually I just got over it."
The-Dream's new album, 1977, drops online for free on August 31.