Booth Truths Episode 1 has now launched. The first in the new series touches on mental health, bringing together award-winning actor Asim Chaudhry, Capital FM radio presenter Roman Kemp, UK rapper AJ Tracey and music photographer Ashley Verse, to talk about everything from dealing with fame, to coping with emotions.
“I’ve come to terms with my own mental health… I don’t ignore it or try to bury it, I acknowledge it” – AJ Tracey
“I always found that the most important things were never being taught… guys suffer from emotions and everything like that…. you’re almost like told that’s a female thing” – Roman Kemp
In addition, the panel feel the heat in a game of Nando’s Booth Truths, resulting in Roman Kemp prank texting Justin Bieber, and Ashley Verse admitting to sliding into Mabel’s DMs.
Booth Truths Episode 1 is the first in a series of six upcoming episodes, which will explore topics and themes such as loneliness, entrepreneurship, identity and everything in between, with some of the UK’s best up-and-coming talent.
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ignore it or try to bury I acknowledge it you know what it is though I mean I can fully relate with then I think that no one teaches you how to deal with Fame or all the whole pressures of what you're doing with your work and my fame is a weird one because you're all of a sudden you know people don't give you that much attention in your life and then you do something you know you do something for yourself and now all of a sudden you're getting all this love when no one teaches you have to deal with that everybody no way thing Bob it's not normal though I always found that the most important things were never being taught like the fact that guys suffer from like emotions and everything like that you'll talk with like you're almost like told that that's a female thing we haven't been taught how to process emotion and that's why a lot of this you know everything grows from that hatred racism fucked-up grows from it because you have this emotion well you'd think you're angry but you're sad 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has got together and said oh look out for my man then you feel like oh you're like the baby of the group and yeah I'm say you know what wonderful I'll just say come and say yo you cool really cool like what you want today and just get a convo I am to check on him you I'm saying I've got four French mouths like my brothers and we've always had that relationship it's never been like I can't chat about like you know it's just something you go through and you just gotta be like listen I'm not feeling too good I was having my anxiety a few months ago sometimes good to slow down you need that you know you need that you need that got a recharge sometimes I kind of spread out my issues like I look like I don't really talk to like have a core group but I might talk to like this one about this thing just one about that thing and I kind of I don't know that is a bit easier for me that yeah I think it kind of makes it easier for myself to digest and spreading it out makes it easier to talk about because you've got one person you talk to about this thing and then you're not you're not wearing them down with flack every finish we've been making steps as men I've seen it now we talked about it and I'm saying things that I see storms you talked about a lot I see Jay Haas talk about stuff when I seen stories of cars like if he's talking about a four pound for I can talk about it if he throws like that I feel like that too I'm gonna let people know cuz a little know kids look up to us and I'm saying they do they do and they see what we're doing and they're like oh like if AJ thinks that's okay to be like if he's saying it's okay to be said I was okay to be sad if I'm saying so if the people who look at up to you are telling you look if you feel sad it's called away by oh man yeah me school Newcastle restful sad just picking the cards yeah it was a clockwise clockwise even side of all of us takes this to the biggest name in your phone book I made a dog suit to this weekend fancier 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