Coko Gamble of SWV wasn’t herself the first half of the group’s Verzuz battle against Xscape on Saturday night (May 8).
When SWV came out, Coko was the last one on the stage and she didn’t have a microphone in hand. She appeared to discretely wipe away tears and at one point her leg was shaking.
In a post on her Instagram page, the singer revealed prior to the show, a woman was shot outside of her hotel and it caused her to have a bad anxiety attack.
Last night as I’m preparing for Verzuz, a lady was shot outside my hotel window. To see & hear the four shots, see her laying on the ground and all the blood was unbelievable!!
Thennnn…I get to the venue and had a really bad anxiety attack!???? Literally crying & screaming. Yeah y’all saw me looking uncomfortable & irritated during the first half but, if it wasn’t for my son @jayyemichael @ynottamiya & @mrljb I probably wouldn’t have been out there at all.
Thank you for calming me down & understanding my mental. I love y’all to the fullest!!❤️❤️❤️ I always say most won’t care to understand but when you get those that do cherish them!!???????????? #mentalhealth#mentalhealthawareness #verzuz #swv#coko #myvillage
See Coko’s original post below.
You never know what someone is pushing through.
Sending my love and prayers to Coko for peace of mind and spirit.