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 Platinum, that he was "high off lean every day" and "high off promethazine codeine."
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."
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."
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.
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