Megan Thee Stallion recently shared that exercise helped her through rough times.

A report states that Megan told the health magazine her mental health was severely impacted after a rapper hurt her.

The Not My Fault rapper stated that people didn’t see her as a person for a long time after the incident. “A lot of people didn’t treat me like I was human for a long time,” she told the outlet, referring to the hate she received on social media from strangers and even fellow artists who questioned her recollection of the shooting. “I feel like everybody was always used to me being the fun and happy party girl. I watched people build me up, tear me down, and be confused about their expectations of me. As a Black woman, as a darker Black woman, I also feel like people expect me to take the punches, take the beating, take the lashings and handle it with grace. But I’m human.”

Megan revealed that during the ‘dark times,’ she stayed in bed, avoiding sunlight and shunning the world. “It took me a while to acknowledge that I was depressed. But once I started talking to a therapist, I was able to be truthful with myself.” She shared that exercise was her way of escaping and finding happiness.

Megan mentioned, “working on myself made me get into working out because I needed to focus my energy somewhere else, I used working out to escape and to get happy.”