Whatever you call the combination of promethazine and codeine laced prescription cough syrup–Lean, Drank, Purple Sprite–and a soft drink of choice, it’s use as a recreational drug has long been rampant. Whether you admit to it or not, it can be easily be abused. One rapper in particular who’s been boasting about his bad habit of sipping on that lean is Chief Keef. Lately, the Chicago rapper has been showing images of promethazine bottles and the ubiquitous styrofoam cups that drank users prefer on his Instagram. We got a feeling that Keef doesn’t have a particularly bad cough, though.
Although Lil Wayne contends that he suffers from epilepsy, many attribute his recent extended hospital stay to abuse of “Texas tea.” Soulja Boy, who makes a cameo on Sosa’s Instagram feed with a cup in hand, was recently spotted sharing many images of his heavy drank sipping as well. It looks like Keef went extra hood and occasionally sips it out of a baby bottle. Make sure your baby daughter KayKay who you’re shelling out that child support dough for stays away from those, buddy. No matter your stance on grown men doing what they want to do, Keef is just 17-years-old with a gang of fans and followers that live to mimic his every move. That can be a dangerous thing.
As you may know rapper Lil Wayne was hospitalized in L.A. this week after suffering from multiple seizures. Still to this day, his actual health status is unknown. After being blasted in a series of tweets from Wayne’s friends and family, TMZ removed the part of the story that stated that Lil Wayne was being given his last rites, however, they have pretty much stuck by the rest of their story. Clippers guard Chris Paul and his wife Jada were among the famous friends and family that have visited Wayne at Cedars Sinai. Inside sources also confirmed that the hospital staff is under investigation.
Three 6 Mafia’s DJ Paul is no stranger to codeine syrup. In fact, he and the rest of Three 6 Mafia released the popular single “Sippin’ on Some Syrup” in 2000. In an interview with TMZ, Paul was asked about Pop singer Justin Bieber’s alleged lean use. ”Man, I like Justin Bieber. I’m a fan. I can’t say don’t do [sizzurp] because I did my rounds with it,” said Paul, before adding a caveat: “But I stay away from it these days because I had a lot of friends that passed away from it.” ”It’s dangerous if you do too much of it.” He added, “But everything’s dangerous if you do too much of it. Sex. Even water. Jump in the ocean, that’s a lot of water. You might die. Too much of anything is dangerous.” ”They young dudes,” said Paul of Bieber and his friends, who include Young Money’s Lil Twist. “It’s just a phase they’re going through. I was the same when I was younger. Just a little more dangerous.” DJ Screw and Pimp C are among the notable deaths connected with the use of syrup.