After Grammy nominee Kehlani Parrish hinted
that she attempted suicide Monday, gospel
singer Erica Campbell reached out to
encourage the young singer and let her know
that God still has more work for her to do.
Parrish reportedly made her unsuccessful
attempt to end her life after rumors hit the
news that she cheated on her boyfriend, NBA
player Kyrie Irving. Her alleged attempted
suicide made headlines after 20-year-old “Did
I” singer shared a photo of herself with an IV in her arm in a hospital bed in an Instagram post that has since been deleted.
“Today I wanted to leave this Earth,” Parrish
captioned the photo. “Being completely selfish
for once. Never thought I’d get to such a low
point. Don’t believe the blogs you read. … No
one was cheated on and I’m not a bad person.
… Everyone is hurt and everyone is in a place of misunderstanding. … But as of today, I had no
single wish to see tomorrow. … But God saved
me for a reason, and for that I must be grateful.
Cuz I’m not in Heaven right now for a reason.
On that note, bye Instagram.”
Parrish immediately received a flood of support
from fans and fellow musicians. One message
in particular being from Campbell, also know as
one half of the popular duo Mary Mary.
“I don’t usually do this. I don’t even know this
pretty girl or the details of her situation, but I
saw her post about her suicide attempt.
@kehlani yes, God saved your life for a reason
sweetheart,” Campbell wrote
“I’m praying God surround you with his love
and his peace. Everything is gonna be alright
cause when you search for God you will find
him! You Are Loved! Sending Love & Blessings
to you,” the “A Little more Jesus” singer added
Oakland-native Parrish achieved initial fame as
a member of the teen pop group, PopLyfe,
which was a finalist on “America’s Got Talent.”
Since then, entrepreneur and “AGT” host Nick
Cannon has taken the troubled young star
under his wing. After the recent hospital stint Cannon rushed to be by her side.
He shared a black and white photo hugging Parrish in the hospital, and captioned the
image, “Had to go grab my Youngen (sic)!” The
father of two vowed to stand by her side,
adding the hashtags, “#Family #LoveHug
In the past, Parrish has spoken about her
admiration for Cannon, claiming that he helped
her out of homelessness so she could pursue
“Before Nick Cannon, I was homeless,” she told
Billboard.com last year. “I was just in Oakland, I
had one song out, and I had never really
written too much before. He came from a
standpoint of someone I had met a long time
ago on ‘America’s Got Talent.’ He saw my potential back then and he waited around to
see what I grew into, and he saw a young girl
who needed some help in the area where no
one should really be struggling.”
“Simple things like having a place to lay my
head and having a safe place to write music. He
really gave me that. He gave me a place to rest
my head. As a young woman not having a
father figure or any type of supportive male
role in your life, that’s what he gave to me. He was kind of like a father figure.”