Back in the early 2000s, Eve was one of the hottest female rappers in the game, but when the limelight faded, she went through a “dark period” and turned to drugs and alcohol to “numb the pain.”
On a recent episode of The Talk, Eve opened up about how she was hurting herself while discussing Willow Smith’s revelation that she was cutting herself after her initial success in music.
The former Ruff Ryders rapper said she could relate to Willow and talked about her addiction. “I call it my ‘dark hole’ period, my dark period," Eve said ( People).
“I was out of a toxic relationship; I didn’t have a TV show, I didn’t have a record deal. I was just kinda like, what is happening with my life?” she continued. “So I started drinking, a lot.”
“I started drinking, and drinking, and drinking because I didn’t want to deal with my emotions,” she continued with her story. “I didn’t have anybody to really talk to. I was even popping Xanax and drinking to numb my pain.”
Eve said she snapped out of her drugs and alcohol phase after her DUI arrest in 2007.
"It took my DUI to wake me up because I had to wear one of those ankle [bracelets],” she recalled. “And I didn’t want to because I knew it would force me to deal with my 'S,' my stuff, and I did, and thankfully, I did and was able to get healthy.”
“I prayed myself through it. I finally started figuring out the things that I needed to do to make myself healthy," Eve concluded.
Eve has been very opened about her past life on The Talk. Back in April, she revealed that Janet Jackson saved her after someone slipped a drug in her drink at an industry party.