Lil Dicky says he avoided girls because his penis was 'too weird': 'Body trauma has been top of my mind'
Dicky was born with hypospadias, a congenital condition in males in which the opening of the urethra is on the underside of the penis
It certainly takes bravery for a person to open up about their insecurities, especially if the person is a celebrity, and even more so when said insecurities pertain to one's nether regions. Lil Dicky has shared he used to have insecurities as a kid while overcoming a rare penis disorder. Lil Dicky, whose real name is David Andrew Burd, is a US rapper and comedian. He came to prominence with the release of the music video 'Ex-Boyfriend' in 2013, which became popular with over a million views on YouTube in 24 hours. His debut album 'Professional Rapper' arrived in 2015.
In 2018, his song 'Freaky Friday', featuring Chris Brown, became an international hit. Additionally, you may recognize Lil Dicky from the popular 2019 music video 'Earth', which featured a stellar list of guest appearances including Ariana Grande, Justin Bieber, Ed Sheeran, Shawn Mendes, Kevin Hart, Wiz Khalifa, Charlie Puth, Katy Perry and Leonardo DiCaprio. The song was made to raise awareness about the environment, pollution, and climate change while Lil Dicky has stated that a portion of the song's proceeds gets donated to a variety of environmental charities. Watch the music video below.
While the rapper finishes the filming for Season 2 of the critically-acclaimed comedy series 'Dave', Lil Dicky spoke with Distractify about his character on the show and opened up about the insecurities he faced in his youth. Dicky was born with hypospadias, a congenital condition in males in which the opening of the urethra is on the underside of the penis. The penis may curve down in an infant and the baby may spray while urinating. Typically, it requires surgical correction to restore the proper flow of urine, which usually takes place before 18 months of age. The rapper's surgery actually created a second hole that he has to cover up when urinating to avoid a dual-stream.
According to Lil Dicky, it took years, specifically until he reached 25 years of age, for him to overcome his insecurities and finally embrace his body's differences: "You know what, I am who I am and let's just embrace this," he expressed of his turnaround. Dicky says, "I was very self-conscious about so many things."
"When I was born, I had surgery on my penis. So, from a very young age, body trauma and physical insecurity has been, like, top of my mind. I would avoid hanging out with girls because I was afraid my penis was too weird," he explained, adding, "Every step of the way it was the total top of my mind."
He continued, "I feel like it only made me happier. Life is so short. I worry about so much all the time, so just having that huge amount of body insecurity taken off of that list of worries is just a huge weight and it’s allowed me to just live my life in a happier way."