Bow Wow Reveals His Shocking Struggle With Addiction Amid Mac Miller's Death

ATLANTA, GA - JANUARY 09:  Shad Moss aka Bow Wow attends "Growing Up Hip Hop Atlanta" season 2 premiere party at Woodruff Arts Center on January 9, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia.  (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images for WEtv)

Bow Wow Reveals His Shocking Struggle With Addiction Amid Mac Miller's Death

"I almost died f***ing with syrup."

Published September 10, 2018

Mac Miller's tragic overdose took the world by surprise on Friday (Sept. 7). Many paid their respects to the late 26-year-old rapper in their own ways. J. Cole broke down and dedicated "Love Yourz" to his friend and even urged anyone "going through something" to reach out to the KOD emcee.

Bow Wow took the moment to uncover his own struggles with drugs. The Ohio native begged his fans to "stop with these dumb a** drugs." He admitted that when he and Face Off co-star Omarion were filming the BET mini docu-series Road to Platinumthat he was "high off lean every day" and "high off promethazine codeine."

  1. Despite not promoting lean in his music, his fans and family turned on him. He even admitted that during the Up Close & Personal tour, he was "sipping at least 7 times a day."

    He "was addicted until [his] Cincinnati show," when he got off stage, "passed out [and] woke up in a hospital, having withdrawals." He missed two stops on that tour because he was "high and sick."

  2. "That shit is not cool and I was doing it to be cool," he continued.

    Bow admitted that he "almost died f**king with syrup." His anger on the show was fueled by the drugs and they "[tried] to protect the truth by saying [he] was dehydrated."

  3. "We can't lose no more of you. Don't follow a trend. Break the cycle," he pleaded.

    It's not easy to admit addictions, but it is the first step to recovery. Hopefully, these situations are a wakeup call to anyone battling substance abuse. Check out the epiphany below.

Written by Mya Abraham

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