“I wanted to commit career suicide, physical suicide, spiritual suicide — I didn’t care anymore,” says Hamilton in his first major interview since 2012, sitting in the Hollywood offices of his new management company, Turn First Artists, whose roster includes Iggy Azalea, Ellie Goulding and Rita Ora. Hamilton’s signature look used to be pink polo shirts, pink headphones and a baby-face smile. On this day, he’s wearing a black varsity jacket, black jeans and a serious, well-worn look befitting both the years and traumas that have passed.
Behind the scenes, however, things were unraveling. Hamilton was suffering from undiagnosed bipolar disorder and was starting to act erratically, cutting himself off from friends and family. “I just didn’t trust anybody,” he says. “I didn’t leave my house, I just made music all the time. I was fighting depression — I shut myself in.”
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