Rapper and hypeman Flavor Flav is sharing more about his past with drug addiction. And revealed that he spent up to $2,600 a day on the six-year habit.
Flavor Flav Made The Revelation On An Episode Of “Off The Record” With DJ Akademiks
The 63-year-old recently sat down with DJ Akademiks and explained that he “maintained” himself “very well” when he was addicted to the substances.
And not only that but I kind of kept it hidden… So a lot of people, you know, didn’t really know. They were trying to figure it out… Cause I never really let people know exactly what I was doing.
Flav explained that he only revealed his habit to others after he was “getting tired of being like that.”
There’s a point and time in life where you get tired of s**t… Mainly when it doesn’t get you no place.
Flav Revealed Just How Much His Drug Addiction Cost Him Per Day
The 63-year-old revealed that there was a time when he was spending $2,400 to $2,600 per day, for “six years straight,” on drugs.
You do the math… That’s how much I spent on drugs, daily.
Flav explained that he “had a lot of money at the time.” But he was just “doing the wrong things” with it.
I guess God wanted me to live. And he knows that I’m a mouthpiece to the world, so I feel like God let me live through that so that way I can teach people about the mistakes that I made. And hopefully, they don’t make them…
The rapper explained that “drugs are easy to get on.” But they’re “hard as hell to get off of.”
Flavor Flav Recently Celebrated Two Years Of Sobriety
According to PEOPLE, the rapper celebrated two years of sobriety in October. Back in 2011, the rapper published a book detailing his addiction to crack, as reported by TMZ.
Today, Flav isn’t so happy to see the promotion of drug use in society and music, and the negative impact it’s having on the youth.
Back in the days, when we used to make drug records, we used to talk about selling drugs. Talking about who can make the most money off drugs, who’s balling off selling drugs. It was a competition thing to all of the hustlers. Now today’s music, we’re talking about doing drugs. So, there’s a big change within the music … It’s giving younger kids the wrong idea.
Roommates, are you happy to see Flav sharing more of his story and being a positive example for the youth?
Originally published at theshaderoom.com