He'll never be the same
After the unexpected overdose and death of Lil Peep, a watchful eye has turned towards hip-hop’s youth. Following the “Benz Truck” rapper’s passing, Famous Dex gave fans more alarming news, as he was rushed to the hospital. The 24-year-old Chicago rapper was hospitalized after the overconsumption of lean.
While the rapper survived the health scare, the event gave him a change of heart and inspired a change of lifestyle. He publicly denounced “purple drank” in an Instagram video. Still in his hospital bed, he told his fans that the promethazine-codeine mixture was no longer his vice of choice.
“If I’m your role model, then stop fu–ing doing the Lean,” he began. “I just want to let my Live know, all my fans know, I quit codeine. I don’t do the Lean no more. That’s on my kids. You’ll never ever see me with a double cup. It fu–ed me up. I’m in the hospital right now. But I feel so better. I feel so good. God is so good. That’s why y’all haven’t been seeing me do no music. I been fu–ed up.”
After telling his fans that lean “really gon f–k y’all over,” he talked about other drugs he’s swearing to never use again. In another post, he vowed to quit weed as well.
Drugs & Prison Sentences
Music producer Cuban Harry was just sentenced to 30 years in prison related to his use of promethazine-codeine. Born Harrison Garcia, he was charged with leading a drug ring, allegedly organizing several pharmacy burglaries across South Florida. The stolen drugs were said to fuel the underground selling of the addictive cough syrup.
Allegedly a part of the gang with Cuban Harry, aspiring rapper Young Bernie — who is said to be Lil Wayne’s drug dealer — is also heading to court for illegally supplying the substance to celebrities. Bernie is denying the charges, saying, that he is not a dealer but an addict of the drink himself. In the face of felony charges like racketeering, grand theft of a controlled substance and burglary, the up-and-coming artist swears he never sold it. To plead his case, he wrote a lengthy letter to the News Times in Miami.
In the letter, he detailed his addiction and assured fans of his innocence. “Purple drank, I love it a lot, I actually drank four bottles a day,” Martin wrote. “It makes me feel better than ever. Never did I [sell] bottles, my use only. And four bottles still was not enough.”
He said that the police do not have a strong case against him, claiming anyone who named him is lying. “It’s false stories,” he claimed. “Not one [pharmacy] video can point me out, or any DNA, [or] fingerprint. They really do not have a case.”
Get well soon
Lil Wayne was memorably linked to the drink after he let the world know that what’s in his cup… is in his cup. “I think people need to mind their own business. I don’t care if it was heroin in my cup. It’s in my cup,” the New Orleans rapper said during an interview with Katie Couric in 2010.
While details related to Wayne’s alleged dealer’s case are sparse, authorities linked Martin to the string of thefts through tracking devices that were planted on the cough syrup bottles. The tracking devices reportedly lead authorities to Bernie’s Buick Regal.
Police also said that they used his social media posts to link him to the stolen bottles. They revealed that they matched the serial numbers from the bottles stolen from a Walgreens in Pembroke Pines to ones pictured on his accounts.
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