He's leaving Xanax in 2017
Lil Pump is swearing off his drug of choice for 2018. The rapper shared his resolution to quit it with the benzos in an otherwise normal Instagram post that featured the rapper flexing the wealth that his breakout year brought him. Underneath a video of himself showing off his jewelry, the “Gucci Gang” rapper swore of Xanax for the coming year.
“2018 we going even more crazy love yall,” he wrote. “(Btw I don’t take xanz no more f*ck Xanax 2018).”
It seems like Pump will have support from his close friends. His frequent collaborator SmokePurpp also said that Xans are a thing of the past on Twitter. “We leaving Xanax in 2017,” he wrote.
The tweet was supported by Travis Scott, who couldn’t contain himself when he saw his friend leaving an addiction in the dust. “This tweet made me happy!!!” he said of Purpp’s announcement.
A Big Change
The decision to move away from Xanax is a big turnaround for Pump, who once so strongly associated himself with the drug that he celebrated hitting a million Instagram followers with a cake in the shape of a Xanax.
“I just hit a million and we celebrating with a Xan cake, b*tch,” he said in a video, while joking in the caption about the amount of bars in the cake. “A XAN cake for celebration Last year this time I was a nobody now I’m rich b*tch ESSKEETIT Btw I put 500 xanz in my cake,” he said.
The move is also a shocking turn for Purpp, who recently called out another rapper for going on an anti-Xanax rant.
“Shut the f*ck up. You a b*tch,” he wrote to Russ on Twitter after the rapper asked artists to stop glorifying drug use. “I been doing those things and I’m a Harvard graduate.”
Pushed by Peep
The move might have been sparked by the loss of emo-rap upstart Lil Peep to a drug overdose. The 21-year-old rapper died on his tour bus from a deadly combination of Xanax and fentanyl.
His family made the loss even more frightening by implying that the rapper took drugs that were laced with the powerful opiod without his knowledge.
“We [the family] have heard there was some sort of substance he did not expect to be involved in the substance he was taking,” Peep’s brother said in an interview following his death. “He thought he could take what he did, but he had been given something and he didn’t realize what it was.”
He added, “It was an accident, it really was an accident. He was super happy with where he was in life.”
The death sent shockwaves through the rap community, with Lil Uzi Vert swearing off the drug immediately. “We Would love 2 stop…,” Uzi wrote. “But Do You Really Care Cause We Been On Xanax All F***ing Year. Rip Buddy I 100% Understand and I Don’t Fault U.”
“Sober 2 day I have been shaking,” he said of his first day clean. “I have been cursing my [loved] ones out and fighting. In the studio with no thoughts in my head. Teeth biting down because I just wanna be angry at something.”
What do you think? Will Lil Pump be able to kick his habit? Are you rooting for the young rappers to keep their resolutions? Should more rappers consider dumping out their Xanax in the new year? Sound off in the comments and be sure to SHARE this article.