Lyrical genius, Kevin Gates, has always prided himself on being outspoken.

To our surprise, the rapper shared that his break from social media was due to his dealings with depression.

In an interview with the Million Dollar Worth of Game podcast, Gates went into detail about both his opinions and experiences on social media and how it spiraled into a deep comparison between himself and others.

Comparison is the killer of all joy...all people do is post their highlight reels, and that's what I'm comparing myself to.

Social media has its pros and cons, I'm sure we can all agree. But what happens when it goes too far? Kevin went on to say that it was even affecting his physical health to some extent.

Studies show that more than one in three adults (38%) see social media use as harmful. Only 5% think that it’s only positive.

What are your thoughts on social media and the lasting effects that it can have in regard to depression?

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