US Rapper Common Reveals He Was Molested As a Child in His New Memoir

American rapper, Common revealed he was once molested as a child in his memoir titled; “Let Love Have the Last Word”. He mentioned that he had the flash of remembrance while working on a script for his role in the movie “The Tale”. In his own words; “One day, while talking through the script with Laura, old memories surprisingly flashed in my mind, I caught my breath and just kept looping the memories over and over, like rewinding an old VHS tape…I said ‘Laura, I think I was abused.’”

Adding that the incident happened when he was about 9 or 10, he said; “I was excited about a road trip I was about to take with my family. My mother; my godmother, Barbara; her son and my godbrother Skeet; and his relative, who I’ll call Brandon.” He also recalled the fact that he had to share a room with Brandon. “At some point, I felt Brandon’s hand on me, I pushed him away. I don’t remember saying a whole lot besides ‘No, no, no.’ “He kept saying ‘It’s okay, It’s okay,’ as he pulled down my shorts and molested me. After he stopped he kept asking me to perform it on him. I kept repeating ‘No’ and pushing him away, I felt a deep and sudden shame for what happened. “I just pushed the whole thing out of my head,” maybe it’s a matter of survival–Even now, two years after that flash resurgence of memories, as I’m writing, I’m still working through all of this in myself and with my therapist. I want to be a person who helps break cycles of violence,” he wrote. “This is love in action and I intend to practice it.”

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