Triple C’s Gunplay recently discussed his past fight with drug addiction and how he managed to conquer the urges after relapsing during a trip to South America.
Addressing some past footage of him allegedly using cocaine, Gun opened up about dealing with drugs.
“I do drugs, I don’t let drugs do me so I always had a handle on it,” Gunplay explained in an interview. “It was just when I was ready to stop messing with certain things, it got blown up. No drugs, no b*tches can f*ck my business up. Once it starts interfering with my business and I saw it taking a toll on my health, my attitude, my outlook on life, I just said ‘I’m tired of this sh*t’ and I just quit it altogether. Cold turkey. No rehab, no re — yeah I did relapse because I went to Colombia for Christ sakes, d*mn [Laughs]. I went over [there] and I relapsed. I said I was gonna relapse, I did it and I came back over here and I haven’t touched it since. And I don’t plan on touching it.” (VIBE)
Gunplay also shared his opinion of drug addicts resorting to rehab to kick their habits.
“People are stupid. The average person is really […] a baby, they need help,” he added. “The f*ck you need help for? They need people to counsel them and baby them. ‘Ohh, it’s going ot be ok.’ Man f*ck that sh*t! Don’t put that sh*t up your nose n*gga! It’s simple. People crazy out here, dumb. For me, I woke up one morning and said I’m tired of this sh*t. Tired of my nose bleeding, tired of my skin looking crazy, I’m tired, I’m cranky. It was f*cking up my life.” (VIBE)
Last week, Midwest rap veteran Tech N9ne said his family ultimately motived him to stop using drugs.
“My kids man. I remember my young little girl Rainbow, she couldn’t be more than three at the time…I don’t f*cking know…she was looking at me and it felt like she knew that I was high man,” Tech explained in an interview. “I was like, ‘Man, I cannot die on this drug.’ And my business was getting way more important and I had to be here. My partner Travis got us a lot of money and it would have just been a waste. I recall getting in the deal and somebody said they had to make sure they weren’t about to do a deal with a drug addict that was going to kill himself. And a lot of my fans were like, ‘Yeah, we’re going to lose him like we lost Jim Morrison.’ I was hearing sh*t like that. I wrote songs about it, and I got off of that sh*t, and I didn’t turn back.” (Complex)
Public Enemy’s Flavor Flav recently revealed his nearly 20-year battle with narcotics.
“I [was] a drug addict for 18 years; only six years clean. The worst mistake I ever made was experimenting with drugs. I was always more of a follower instead of a leader. Being around the hood, you’re following, you always wanna have a big name for yourself and you don’t wanna be no punk. Whatever my friends were doing I chose to do. It was the worst experiment that I could do in my life, but would I change it to this day? No. The reason why is because I got to learn about addiction. I got to live through all of that, so that way I could be able to teach about it and hopefully people learn how I made my mistakes and they [don’t] make the same mistakes that I made.” (XXL Mag)
Check out some recent Gunplay footage below: