In the video, the ‘’Japan’’ rapper seems to struggle to pronounce words. ‘’ “If you in LA and you know how to do hair, box braids, I got a thousand dollars for you, DM me now, ladies only,” Dexter said.
- Andre decided to make the change after partying too hard in his younger days.
- Whatever he is doing, or not doing, I hope Royce continues on his current path; it’s records like “Wait” that prove music can be just as potent as any strain or whatever is inside of a Styrofoam cup.
- “I drank because I was worried about the state of the world, I drank because I was bored, I drank because I missed tour, I drank because I was unemployed, I drank because everyone else drinks,” she revealed.
- He has released several songs about the negative aspects of drug abuse and has even challenged the prescription drug industry on their role in the drug addiction trend.
I was out there.” Although he lives a sober lifestyle today, he doesn’t consider drinking as a sin. “I ain’t got nothing against you if you wanna throw one back,” as he told Sway on Sway In The Morning.
Many of his peers showed concern including his long-time friend Rich The Kid who accompanied him to the rehab center. “I remember when I first got sober and all the s— was out of my system, I remember just being, like, really happy and everything was f—g new to me again,” he said about making the album. “It was the first album and the first time that I had fun recording in a long time.” Before his hospitalization, Montana’s drug use was “a hobby” that eventually transformed into “being an addiction.” In the year since his health scare, the Grammy nominee has faced life with a new perspective. “I think that was the hardest thing I ever did in my life, to snatch myself back,” he told XXL.
The actor has previously credited wife Sheryl Berkoff for helping him reevaluate his life. Welch told the podcaster it was “fine to be a chaotic mess” when she was a relatively unknown artist, but knew she had to make a change after the release of her Grammy-nominated album Ceremonials in 2012. “I was like, ‘This has to be contained. This can’t leak out into the public sphere,'” she said. The “Dog Days” singer called sobriety “the best thing I ever did” during a July 2022 appearance on Munroe Bergdorf’s “The Way We Were” podcast. Kelly Osbourne, who previously talked about being sober for six years, revealed in April 2021 that she had suffered a relapse and was working on next steps. It’s one thing to play up drug use as part of the creation of a musical persona , but it’s another to completely fake it for the sake of selling records and signing sponsorship deals.
Rappers Who Drastically Changed Their Lifestyles…for the Better
The Harry Potter star revealed inGQ UK’s July 2011 issue that he hadn’t had a drink since August 2010. “I became so reliant on to enjoy stuff,” he said, adding that he frequently blacked out. Fewer and farther between are the days of rock stars and motel rooms, nights filled with debauchery, and liquor as meals. Today, self-care and wellness reign supreme—it’s now cool to set rappers who are sober reminders to drink water. Living a healthier, cleaner lifestyle is a progressive move in an industry that’s historically not known for lending itself to wellness. These 10 rappers bucked the trend and turned their life around for the better. Whether they’re mentioned on the radio, seen in music videos, or smuggled into concerts, drugs are pretty much unavoidable in the genre.
- Dex checked into rehab in December 2021 after sharing worrying photos of him looking like drugs tore him out.
- One of the biggest storylines on Royce’s remarkably personal Layers album is his newfound sobriety.
- “I use to think being sober would fuck wit my creative process, I see dats just a mind thing cuz I been more active skin glowing and I been dropping nun but pressure #NomoWockesha .” he wrote on Twitter.
- In an essay for GQ, the singer revealed that when she stopped drinking alcohol in January 2021, that was “the most rebellious thing” she’s ever done.
- “If they didn’t even make the album on Relapse and I feel how I feel about Relapse, then that should tell you something.”
- Relearn he did, but as much as we all might want a new, incredible Eminem album, I try to mostly just stay thankful that he’s still alive.
Eminem’s Bad Meets Evil cohort, Royce Da 5’9”, is currently killing the rap game dead sober. One of the biggest storylines on Royce’s remarkably personal Layers album is his newfound sobriety. While many artists will seek out drugs to give them an edge, sober Royce sounds sharper than ever. It’s also interesting to hear how his sobriety has helped not just his technical ability but his creativity and inspiration. The man who built his career on rapping about drugs or the things he did while on drugs is sober today.
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After realizing that his ways of living while in LA were taking him nowhere fast, he made the move back to Chicago. He got back with his childhood girlfriend, and they got pregnant. “I think it was the baby that, you know, brought my faith back,” stated Chance the Rapper. The Masked Singer alum confirmed that she is currently sober and would continue to be sober from here on out. However, it was a birthday dinner for one of her sons that made her realize she had a problem. “It was my choice to take that extra one even though I wasn’t in pain. I chose to do that because the Vicodin filled that hole inside of me,” the Clueless actress said in October 2021. “It filled that anger. It calmed that anger down. It slowed my brain down. It gave me the ease so that I could deal with life. That’s how I became addicted. It’s no one’s fault but my own.”
During an appearance on The Dr. Oz Show, Dash opened up about the height of her addiction where she ended up taking between 18 and 20 Vicodin pills per day. Barrymore was previously candid about her battle with drugs as a teenager. Worthington noted that he would have his first drink in the morning. “Nine out of 10 people couldn’t tell. They could probably smell it on me, but when they looked at me, they couldn’t tell,” he said. “I was still doing my job — I just don’t think I was doing it very well.”
Following the harrowing journey, Lovato shared what led to the relapse in their Dancing With the Devil docuseries in March 2021, later clarifying that they decided not to completely remove marijuana and alcohol from their life. While drugs and music can be close bedfellows, we’d all much rather have our favorite artists alive and healthy than partying like a rockstar and headed toward an early grave. It’s important to take a step back and remember that not everyone needs to be high to be dope.
“I write to you now with 627 days of sobriety and a moral compass that never existed before my great humbling that was the last year and a quarter of my life,” the Honey Boy star told Variety in an August 2022 open letter. “I think I turned to those coping mechanisms because I genuinely was in so much pain that I didn’t want to die, and I didn’t know what else to do. It’s not because he’s focused on being a gazillionaire or spending his money on headgear that looks like it’s hiding a bong, but because way back when he had a bad experience with pot brownies that turned him off for life. Notably, drug usage has troubled the career of Glo Gang boss Chief Keef.