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Rappers You Didn't Know Struggle with Anxiety 

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Updated November 6, 2017 12.6k views 15 items

This list contains information on rappers with anxiety, ranked by user votes. Rappers with anxiety come in many forms. Some anxious rapper stress about performing in front of large crowds while other rappers with anxiety also struggle with depression. A few famous rap stars who have anxiety have even run into trouble with addiction after self-medicating with drugs and alcohol.

Who will you find on this rappers with anxiety list? Eminem has to be at the top. “Early in my career when things started happening so fast, I think it was more liquor than anything. I was using it as a crutch more for anxiety to go onstage," said Eminem in a 2013 interview. Future has stated that he has drank “dirty Sprite” to cope with anxiety. “I don't feel like I ever abused it. I used it for what I felt was needed," he said.

In 2016, Kanye West was hospitalized following an unspecified medical emergency. Many fans believe that anxiety and depression were involved as both conditions are often talked about in his lyrics of such songs as "I Feel Like That." Other famous rappers with anxiety include Lil Wayne, DMX, and Kendrick Lamar.

Are you surprised that so many successful rappers struggle with anxiety? Take a look at this list and get in on the conversation in the comments section.

Eminem is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Rappers You Didn't Know Struggle with Anxiety
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"Early in my career when things started happening so fast, I think it was more liquor than anything. I was using it as a crutch more for anxiety to go onstage," said Eminem in a 2013 interview.

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Albums: The Marshall Mathers LP, The Slim Shady LP, The Eminem Show, Infinite, Recovery, + more

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Kanye West is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Rappers You Didn't Know Struggle with Anxiety
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In 2016, Kanye West was hospitalized following an unspecified medical emergency. Many fans believe that anxiety and depression were involved as both conditions are often talked about in his lyrics of such songs as "I Feel Like That."

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Albums: My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, Late Registration, The College Dropout, Watch the Throne, Graduation, + more

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Lil Wayne is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Rappers You Didn't Know Struggle with Anxiety
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Lil Wayne's lyrics have often shown signs of underlying depression and anxiety. On Solange's track, "Mad," he said, "I wear this fucking burden on my back like a cap and gown/And when I attempted suicide, I didn’t die."

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Albums: Tha Carter III, Tha Carter II, Tha Carter, Tha Carter IV, I Am Not a Human Being, + more

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Kendrick Lamar is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Rappers You Didn't Know Struggle with Anxiety
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Negativity and stress is something I carry around. You deal with it your entire life and you become immune to it, or you live off of it," said Kendrick Lamar.

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