The first step is admitting.
Nowadays, rappers and drugs go hand-in-hand. You can’t log onto social media or attend a concert without seeing your favorite rapper spark up a blunt or take a sip from his double cup. There are some rappers who partake in even harder drugs. But whether the drugs are hard or soft, the first step to overcoming a drug habit is admitting that you have a problem.
It is very rare we see stars in Hollywood come forward, admitting that they are addicted to drugs. And when we do find out, it’s too late. Thankfully, after tragic losses within the industry, more celebs have taken a page out of the recovery book by admitting that they indeed have drug issues.
Lil Wayne has been sipping on lean since one can remember. The New Orleans rapper is often seen gripping a double cup of the purple drank. And though doctors have warned him that the drank triggers seizures due to his epilepsy, he keeps a-sipping. In multiple interviews, Wayne has told fans and family to pretty much f off because it’s his life and he does what he wants to do.
The Detroit native dedicated his album Recovery to anyone who was in a dark place at the time. He was included in that bunch after getting sober from his addiction to pills. At one point, Em was taking up to 60 Valium and 30 Vicodin a day. In 2007, he overdosed on methadone. The doctors told him he was two hours from dying. Wow.
Elton John to the Rescue
After relapsing, he checked himself into rehab in 2008. He’s been sober since and has Elton John to thank for that. The singer who was once Slim Shady’s enemy, posed as a mentor since he went through the same ordeal.
In an interview, Em told MTV, “Me and him have had similar lives and stuff. So I reached out and told him, ‘Look, I’m going through a problem, and I need your advice.'”