"I should have gone off the rails": Maya Jama reveals how her career was saved after her first love was murdered in
Maya Jama revealed how her career prevented her from falling off the rails after her first love was shot at just 16.
The 25-year-old DJ spoke to Cosmopolitan UK about hope after their first friend Rico Gordon got caught in a crossfire between rival gangs on his trip from London to Bristol.
She said, "When I was 16, I went through a lot. When my friend died, it gave me a fearless approach to things. I felt that life was really short.
Candid: Maya Jama revealed how her career kept her from falling off the rails after her first love was shot at just 16
“From everything that happened in my life, it was a reality check on a large scale. At 16 you think the world is a fairy tale and it kept me from it. It made me even more determined.
“If I hadn't been through these difficulties, my whole perception of life would be different.
"I don't let small things get me out because I know what it's like to feel real pain. I don't linger a lot. & # 39;
She added: “Statistically, I should have got off the rails and it seems that my career was what saved it from happening because I had hope and there was something to look forward to.
Heartbreak: The now 25-year-old DJ spoke to Cosmopolitan UK about hope after going through the trauma at such a young age
"If you're going through a trauma and can't look forward to anything, you can get stuck in the rut."
The interview comes after the television and radio star hit back last month on fans who "hyper-sexualized" their bodies after wearing a deep dress on Peter Crouch's Saturday night show.
The broadcaster went to their social media platform after a viewer admitted to feeling "uncomfortable" when he saw their split on the display.
Available: Read the full interview in the September edition of Cosmopolitan, available July 30th
Maya wrote: "I appreciate your concern. I can and may dress as I like it. We all fight for equality and treatment like our male counterparts.
»Don't let the page down by hyper-sexualizing my body. If you don't feel comfortable with my breasts, it's up to you. & # 39;
The media also shamed a troll who called her "ridiculously obese" when she said "please focus on your own vitamin intake".
The radio host, who hosted the show with former footballers Peter and Alex Horne, said to her followers: "Sometimes I don't tweet trolls out of sympathy or for you to contact them, but only to remind you that People are crazy here …
"And more time when someone walks the way to be mean to a stranger who hasn't been provoked, it's a reflection of them, not of you. I'm laughing at them now because I'm used to them." (sic)
Read the full interview in the September edition of Cosmopolitan, available July 30th.
Heartbreaking: Rico Gordon (pictured) died when he was caught in a crossfire between rival gangs on his journey from London to Bristol
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