Cardi B recently posted a tweet about the unhealthy relationship we have with technology.
She encouraged teens to put down their phones and make some memories in real life.
Her tweet describes her younger years, and urges her fans to "live Life!"
"I was a lit ass teenager!I had maaa fun in school ,I used to go to hookie parties ,teen bashes,shop in soho for hours..These new teenagers is getting lame they too focus on the internet.Live life! couple years from now you should have memories bout yourself not a celeb."
I was a lit ass teenager!I had maaa fun in school ,I used to go to hookie parties ,teen bashes,shop in soho for hou… https://t.co/83gdPkYopg— iamcardib (@iamcardib)1552589987.0
One fan, @demiftcardi, replied to her tweet pointing out that it's not always easy to put your phone down and focus on real life:
"Some of us have depression Cardi 😔"
@iamcardib Some of us have depression Cardi 😔— dijon / 182 (@dijon / 182)1552590017.0
After seeing @demiftcardi's reply, Cardi offered some advice:
"A lot have depression cause ya be on the internet lookin at people with these fake perfect lifes, perfect body,perfect relationships.Depression is hard to shake off spend time with friends,close1 or with yourself do boards wit pictures of the things you dream make them your hobby."
A lot have depression cause ya be on the internet lookin at people with these fake perfect lifes, perfect body,perf… https://t.co/GqdpIj55EL— iamcardib (@iamcardib)1552590671.0
Cardi's fans adore her frank honesty as much as her music.
@iamcardib we love a queen helping us with our mental health— ᴊᴇsᴇʟʟᴇ 💍 (@ᴊᴇsᴇʟʟᴇ 💍)1552590785.0
@iamcardib Yaaaas tell them Cardi— Winnie mutheu (@Winnie mutheu)1552590102.0
@iamcardib "Couple years from now you should have memories bout yourself not a celeb" 😩😭 Thank you...— Pitsi 🦓 (@Pitsi 🦓)1552594167.0
Many agreed with Cardi's advice.
@iamcardib Thanks for the advice! More people need to hear this so thanks for using your platform to get the message out 🙏🏼💕— Lincitas (@Lincitas)1552590736.0
@iamcardib Same here!! My teenage years were amazing. My high school days were LIT 🔥 I met some amazing people and… https://t.co/NjxFN0W3Py— Obeyy_Vivian🇬🇭🇬🇭 (@Obeyy_Vivian🇬🇭🇬🇭)1552590623.0
@iamcardib So true. I was just talking about this yesterday. Its a different world today. Put your phone down and g… https://t.co/WTc9zI3Pkr— Julie (@Julie)1552590354.0
Several others brought up good points.
@iamcardib i literally ask all my friends if they wanna go out to party & they come up with excuses 🙄 i just wanna have funnnnn— ajani☁️✨🖤 (@ajani☁️✨🖤)1552590395.0
@iamcardib Depression is way deeper than this shit. It’s a dependency, abandonment issues, it’s being ignored not f… https://t.co/m7qEYnRSg9— k a y ♡ (@k a y ♡)1552591298.0
@iamcardib Sometimes you can’t shake off depression. You have to seek help. See a professional if you feel depresse… https://t.co/OY7M3ge0bT— G B (@G B)1552590835.0
In the end, there isn't one single cure-all for depression, or the loneliness that we sometimes feel. Getting out and spending time with people who care about you is definitely a good place to start, though.