Connect with us

News

Rapper and Child Actor Bow Wow Spoke About His Struggle With Addiction

Bow Wow has a message for us all, following the death of rapper, Mac Miller.

Published

on

Five days after the death of rapper Mac Miller, Bow Wow took to Twitter to openly discuss his struggles with addiction.

On Monday afternoon he released a thread of tweets, stating “To the youth- Stop with these dumb ass drugs. Im going to let something out. When me and omarion worked on FACE OFF album. I was high off lean everyday! When yall saw me on BET going off on torae i was high off lean. My attitude everything changed.”

Lean is known to many as Purp Drank, and Sizzurp, which is cough medication mixed with soda, typically a lemon-lime. Lean was popularized by hip-hop culture in the 90s, and has been standing strong to this day being referenced in major hits by Lil Wayne, and Post Malone. This is an extremely addictive drug, due to codeine being one of the key ingredients of cough syrup.

Bow Wow went on to tell the tale of his dangerous habit, with his tweets telling a story about how his lean addiction got to the point of agony, stating “much so that he started missing shows, getting into fights, and causing his most loyal fans to turn on him.

“The whole time i was on the UCP tour with chris I WAS SIPPING 4’s atleast 7 times a day,” he admitted. “I was addicted until our show in Cincinnati.. i came off stg and passed out woke up in the hospital,” said the rapper, recalling the time he suffered withdrawals from the drug and had to be hospitalized to receive treatment.

“I never felt a pain like that ever. It was summer but i was walking round with 3 hoodies on because i was so cold,” he said. “I missed the chicago show of that tour baltimore show BECAUSE I WAS FUCKING HIGH AND SICK!!!! that shit is not cool and i was doing it to be cool!”

This is just one of many reaches rappers are taking to curb the unfortunate problem we have been faced with, with many tweeting their condolences to Mac Miller, and many offering support to their communities, including artist J. Cole.

Are you looking for social media training and experience? Join CMN’s Social Media for Journalism Course and get real-time experience, intense feedback on your writing, exposure to journalism influencers and mentors, and a great place to display your work. You can get academic credit too. Check out the Social Media Course here.

Erin Whitten is currently CMN's Senior Correspondent and is currently a student at Arizona State University majoring in Mass Communications and Media Studies.

CMN Reports

Business5 days ago

CBS and Viacom Will Merge Once Again

Media and entertainment oligopoly is growing.

by , The Catholic American University
Equality1 week ago

Illinois Will Now Mandate LGBTQIA+ History Curriculum to be Taught in Public schools

The land of Lincoln is becoming more inclusive in its curriculum.

by , The Catholic American University
Doctor holds a newborn baby after a Caesarian. Doctor holds a newborn baby after a Caesarian.
Government2 weeks ago

U.S. Teen Birth Rate Starting to Decline Nationwide

As the country's birth rate stagnates or declines, so does teen birth rates.

by , The Catholic American University
Equality3 weeks ago

North Carolin Governor Blocks Public Funds for LGBTQIA+ Conversion Therapy By Executive Order

State or Federal funds will be impacted by executive order.

by , The Catholic American University
National News1 month ago

Poll: Almost 40% of College and University Undergraduates Nationwide Favor Socialism

Socialism is slowly rising amongst college youth.

by , The Catholic American University
Employment2 months ago

California Bans Discrimination Based on Natural Hairstyles

The Golden State is combating discrimination based on appearance.

by , The Catholic American University
Equality2 months ago

The Supreme Court Determines the Fate of Political Representation

The country's high court determines the future of representation.

by , The Catholic American University
Equality3 months ago

Colorado Bans Conversion Therapy for LGBTQ Youth

The Centennial State moves forward in progress for the queer community.

by , The Catholic American University

Most Read From CMN Writers

[]
1 Step 1
keyboard_arrow_leftPrevious
Nextkeyboard_arrow_right

Copyright © College Media Network