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Rapper Chika reveals how Duffy helped her through depression


Prince Williams/Getty ImagesRapper Chika calls pop singer Duffy her “fairy godmother” and praises her for helping her through depression.

“No one really knows this, but Duffy was the first artist to invest in me. She literally paid for my first time in the studio,” Chika wrote on Twitter. “She found me on Instagram while I was in a low place, and immediately became my fairy godmother.”

Chika disclosed her relationship with Duffy, whom she said gave her the best advice she’s ever gotten. She said Duffy told her, “If you’re sad, take time to be sad. Really feel it. If you don’t want to do anything, don’t. If you wanna stay in bed and eat a f***ing giant slice of chocolate cake, do it. Do what it takes to get through.”

Duffy just stepped back into the spotlight after 10 years to reveal what’s been going on since her hit, “Mercy”. The Welsh singer revealed she was raped, drugged and kidnapped.

“Of course I survived. The recovery took time,” Duffy wrote on Instagram.  “There’s no light way to say it. But I can tell you in the last decade, the thousands and thousands of days I committed to wanting to feel the sunshine in my heart again, the sun does now shine.”

Inspired by Duffy’s wisdom and strength, Chika called her “A literal goddess.” She says Duffy’s the reason she learned to process pain, and helped her to realize her insecurities about social media, relationships and wanting to prove her wellness to others. 

“Anyways, f***ing kudos to Duffy,” w Sending her endless amounts of love. She changed my life for the better after someone attempted to change her’s for the worse. We need more people like her. My f***** hero.”

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