MTV’s Chanel West Coast shares heartbreak after loss: ‘I let my friend die’
By Natacha Maloon | 10 months ago
MTV star Chanel West Coast has issued a heartfelt message to fans after discovering that her best friend had tragically died.
The ‘Sharon Stoned’ rapper, 31, took to her social media channels to address the death of her friend, Nicole Dubos, who battled with addiction.
“I am absolutely devastated to find out about the loss of one of my best friends since childhood @nicole_alexandra_dubos. Nicole, I am so sorry I didn’t do more to help you,” Coast captioned an Instagram tribute on February 4.
“I’m so sorry that I was so busy and consumed with my own life and career that I hadn’t taken the time to call you in over a year. I have never been more angry and sad about something I KNOW I could’ve helped prevent.”
The former Fantasy Factor star urged her followers to pay attention to the people in their lives who are fighting demons.
“I should’ve went to rehab with you and quit smoking weed and did whatever it takes to get you on track. But I wasn’t aware how bad your addiction was and how depressed you were.
Chanel West Coast posted a heartbreaking video to her Snapchat. (Snapchat)
“I wish I could’ve hugged you and told you how much I love you and that you wouldn’t have felt the need to leave us like this.”
Coast wrapped up the post by using her platform to help those with similar problems, saying, “I promise I will make your name live on. I’m going to start a charity to fight substance abuse in your name. I love you and miss you.”
The reality star also shared a video to her Snapchat channel where she expressed her regrets over “letting her friend die” after hearing the heartbreaking news.
“If you have someone in your life who is struggling with substance abuse issues, do whatever it takes to help them. Get them off drugs, pill, get them into rehab,” Coast said through tears.
“Do not let them die. Because I let my friend die, and I feel terrible.”
Chanel West Coast. (Instagram)
Coast found fame on the MTV reality series Rob Dyrdek’s Fantasy Factory in 2008 , and now co-presents the show Ridiculousness. She went on become a recording artist in 2009.
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MTV star Chanel West Coast has issued a heartfelt message to fans after founding out that her best friend h…