Flavor Flav is reflecting on the tumultuous drug-bingeing past he says nearly cost him his life and did cost him almost $1 million/year — and he’s convinced God allowed him to survive to share his story.
The Public Enemy hype man came clean on DJ Akademiks‘ ‘Off The Record’ Spotify podcast … admitting getting off drugs was the hardest obstacle he’s ever overcome.
Flav claims he spent $2400 per day on crack and hid it from those closest to him, including Chuck D and his other PE bandmates.
The Long Island-born rap legend first revealed his crack addiction in his 2011 book, “Flavor Flav: The Icon The Memoir.” He tells Ak he was his own biggest and best customer, on account of having a lot of money during his heyday.
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Flav also frowned upon today’s hip hop landscape … noting how rappers are filling their lyrics with drug use, which doesn’t leave him very hopeful for the future.
He predicts crack will be around as long as there are humans — a claim on which Boosie Badazz would, no doubt, cosign.
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The rapper ranted about today’s drugs being too strong. He’d been reacting to Gangsta Boo‘s death — which some believe was a fatal OD — when he offered some wildly irresponsible advice about getting high.
Prominent rappers such as Juice Wrld, Lil Peep and Gucci Mane artist, Big Scarr, have all passed from ODs in recent years … so Flav’s findings are, unfortunately, a grim reality.