Drake Admits To Using Drugs In Order To Cope With Fame

Drake admits doing drugs "within moderation."

In his rhymes, Drake often addresses the less-glamorous side of fame.

In a recent interview with The Guardian, Drizzy explicitly admitted to using drugs to handle fame.

"Have I sipped codeine before?" asked the Toronto native rhetorically. "Yeah, of course. Have I smoked weed? Yes. Do I drink wine? Yes."

Drake quickly added a caveat, lest he portray himself to be an avid drug user. "But do I do it excessively? No. I'm not a reckless guy. I do it all within moderation."

"I'm not into drugs," he said, before laughing and adding, "I mean any outside the ones I just mentioned."

"Nah, that's not me," he added after composing himself. "I care too much about what I have. I'm not going to throw it away for that."

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176 Comments

  • Anonymous

    This wack mothafucker. I can't stand Drake, everything about him is trash. The dude smoke's a lil weed and sips wine to "cope" with fame...Having a million and women must be so rough for him.

  • sayed

    please overdose "I DRINK WINE" HHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH

  • jay

    this nigga softer than cotton

  • Kyle

    Another example of how soft Drake is..not saying you have to abuse drugs to be "hard", but why is he even saying this in an interview? Most rappers have done a bevy of drugs and they don't talk like this. LOL at when he says I drink wine

  • beast

    50 has vitamin water nicki's gone pop i say fruitopia should invest in this fruit

  • nickrazor2000

    Next thing you know he will be smoking cigaretts and listening to rock n roll

  • chino

    have you ever sucked d*** for weed nigga?!?!

    • nickrazor2000

      hahahahahaha!!!! one of my fav quotes from Half Baked! good one! I think Drake acually meant wine coolers. he is not connecting with his fans on this one though cause you have to smoke crack to think his shit is dope. he needs to step up to harded shit

  • we got a badass over here

    Drake's going hard off that wine now. oh shit. Seriously tho..... CMON SON

  • toby

    Drake is terrible. Hope he hits the codeine too hard. http://lovekarmaloop.com

  • detroit89

    everyone is sippin on codeine now or again, I don't know who to blame but it is probably because all the weed raps got old and smoking pot is no longer makes you cooler or more of a rebel. But codeine is so overrated, it is only good with what you mix with it. Codeine without pot or pills is stupid

  • Jacc

    Oh my god is he drinking wine!?

  • Anonymous

    holy shit drizzy drinks wine AND smokes weed? thats some hardcore shit drake. gotta moderate that before you go overboard man.

  • eastcoastmayne

    ha i use drugs to cope wit not being famous

  • yo momma

    BTW, hiphopdx official suxxs. good day fellow americans.

  • Yo Momma

    amazing.... syke. the way i see it, drugs are drugs. it doesnt matter if you do them "within moderation" which is utter Bullshit, drugs arent good for you. but, people will realize that when they end up standing infront of God saying,Why the F**k am i here?"

  • jooce

    last point he said the ultimate addict statement when he mentioned that he takes it all in moderation. that was very revealing. in this new generation this is nothing but for some who know a little history about celebs this is how it starts and then blink its over. Yall lil niggas have to stop acting invincible and read up on some shit. I didnt grow up on marvin gaye but I introduced myself to his story and what happened and he was a far greater artist then most and very very wealthy at one point but that FEAR and Depression got to him and he gave a gun to the only man he knew would pull the trigger, his dad and this was after a number of suicide attempts. now mark my words drake is going to start mentioning suicide or death in some form more frequently.

  • Anonymous

    I come to HipHopDX because, unlike other sites, HHDX is USUALLY unbiased & informative. But over the last few months Slava's obesssion of everything drake is annoying at best, and horribly unprofessional at worst. He went from defending drake softness and railing against him getting "bullied" by other rappers in a post back in Jan to attempting to glamorizes drake's "bad boy image" with that misleading headline. There is nothing in this article that is important or entertaining. Please stop trying to force drake on your readers with pointless stories like this one.

    • SBMobile

      It's a Canadian site, what do you expect!! They have to "prop-up" the hometown hero! This is also why Canada SUCKS as a music/hip-hop market in the first place! Canadians love to act "brand-new", as if Drake is the first hip-hop act to ever get attention! FAIL

  • jooce

    first for all you youngins who dont know, codeine is hella strong thats why he takes it and for him to say he cares too much about the things that he has to do anything else meaning coke is utterly ridiculous. Pay attention this is the price you pay for acting like something you're not. just like wayne the nigga lost himself and that cup had wayne all messed up. people who turn to drugs not so much weed but other shit, they do it because of stress, depression, fear etc now ask yourself this. the man is living his dream supposedly and yet something is causing him to be stress, depressed or fearful man the game of fame is crazy

    • Anonymous

      Codeine = cocaine, fact! Liquid coke! Anything that ends in "ine" is stimulant, that have all the same effects! FACT!

  • Anonymous

    I take shits harder then this candy ass fuck

  • dockevoc

    This faggot can squeeze wine out of his nipples.

  • Anonymous

    wack ass article trying to belittle dude. cmon dx...

  • HATERS HATE

    HIPHOPDX FOR REAL. IM NOT A HUGE DRAKE FAN BUT GEEZ.......YOUR HEADLINES ARE SO SENSATIONALIST. I MEAN WHAT A WAY TO TWIST A DUDE'S WORDS BECAUSE U DONT LIKE THE DUDE. I WOULDNT SAY HE HAS EXPLICITY SAID "HE DOES DRUGS TO DEAL WITH FAME". IN FACT, HE SAID HE DIDNT DO DRUGS BUT THEN HE REALIZED WHAT HE SAID DOES QUALIFY....IT DOESNT REALLY SOUND LIKE HE IS SAYING THAT HE USES DRUGS TO HANDLE FAME IN THE ARTICLE AT ALL, MORE LIKE HE IS ANSWERING THE QUESTION IF HE DOES ANY DRUGS FROM THE INTERVIEW. READ BETWEEN THE LINES AND U CLEARLY OVERLOOKED THE NUANCES OF HIS ANSWER TO EXPLOITATION PURPOSES. ITS LIKE SOME MITT ROMNEY vs. OBAMA TYPE SHIT....HERE IS THE REAL QUOTE: How do you handle it? Drugs? "Have I sipped codeine before?" he asks for me. "Yeah, of course. Have I smoked weed? Yes. Do I drink wine? Yes. But do I do it excessively? No. I'm not a reckless guy. I do it all within moderation. I'm not into drugs." He realises what he has just said, and bursts out laughing, as do his crew. "I mean any outside the ones I just mentioned."

  • GOD

    These little young kids ain't got no direction, these kids are on everything,

  • Swag

    Drake is an OG. Real gangsta rapper right here.

  • Anonymous

    who wouldn't do drugs if they were rich

  • Whoreson

    I give drizzy love because his favorite rappers are mine(Little Brother) but damn how that nigga spitting now don't seem like he learned shit from them!like they were no influence on him at all!!

  • Anonymous

    Fucking A female jew writes an article about a transsexual Jew irony

  • Anonymous

    thats bs he did it becuase he wanted to im talking about the codeine.BUD ALL DAY BUT THAT CODEINE is some junky shit is that why your mama dont want you fuckin with wayne the junkie? bg was on heroin and baby on that snow allday everyday playboy

  • sunzQb

    Man i aint on drakes dick speaking purely on his music and this dude can do a million times better then you haters his lyrics are on point n i think two mil more ppl agree stop hating on your shitty ass computers.

    • GOD

      It was still bitch music. I like some songs admittedly. But to say it was a solid album is a stretch. But its looking like Illmatic compared to Carter 4

  • Nope, No Sir

    Drake admits to licking buttholes & weiners & plugging his butt & stuff, ya!

  • Drake

    I used to use drugs to make my butt hole numb when i first started letting and birdman have their way with me now im used to it i can take the biggest of dicks now my nigga shout outs to ymcmb young motherfuckers chasing male butt thats the fam

  • Anonymous

    Slava Kupersteing is a fucking dickhead. and you guys are even bigger fucking dickheads for 117 comments about this nigga smoking weed. your lives officially revolve around young money. congratulations

  • Mr Flamboyant

    LOL man when does it stop with this creamsicle ass nigga. Nigga takes baths in milk and sugar water. Seriously. This has to stop. I don't know if this site is sensationalizing...odds are it probably is. But my Lord... wine? WINE, MY NIGGA? Wine? (waits and thinks) Wine. I give up. And to those cats on here quoting Jay-Z talking about drinking wine, drinking wine with certain meals...ok. Whatever. That's gay as hell but I'll let that one breathe. But for this dude to act like he's gonna catch a body like that (his words not mine) and all this other tough talk and then constantly makes soft ass pima cotton music complaining about the very thing he's been chasing (fame) and then to say he's gatdamn dealing with his "problems" by drinking WINE!!! Wine. Wine, my G. Wine. Man I'll be glad when this nigga's run is done. It will over fast enough. This dude makes me sick every time he opens his mouth. It's just pitiful. Always has an excuse or rationalization for bitchdom and lackluster raps/product. Always. And you ignorant sheep that follows this shit...wait til he walks your ass to that pack of wolves to eat your dumb asses up. This dude is the worst.

    • GOD

      He wants it all romantic. I mean. Shit Drakes got money cars and houses. He's all like "ima make you feel real special this one night stand is gonna last in your memorys, you deserve it. Look at what you normally fuck"

    • Anonymous

      drake aint fucked my bitch. he prolly the type of nigga who'd ask for permission before kissin her.

    • GOD

      While I laughed at your post. You gotta remember niggas try to be sophisticated and like white people. Also. You do sound a little salty. Did your girlfriend/Boyfriend say "that Drake is sexy, he could get it" and you're just ragging because of it

    • Mike

      I am starting to think Mr Flamboyant and Daviddanielz both got personal issues with Drake? The fuck is up with that? U two sounds so bitter like he fucked ur bitch or something?

    • daviddanielz

      Mr Flamboyant: COSIGN!!!

    • Anonymous

      dont let these fags get u down flamboyant, that shit made me laugh my ass off

    • and then.....

      Mr. "FLAMIN boy boy" FAGGOT name?...Wine is technically a drug especially when its used in excess... you my son/daughter are a once-a-month bleedin funky tussy azz chicKEN scrip...fix yo name and close yo mouf

    • Roast a Botch

      you wear pink pannies wit shit in em' in the bedroom huh? Yo ho told us yo bedroom secrets! this man dont know you pimpin...therefore we kno yous a Hoe(Ludacris voice)........only hoe-cake-ass ninjas tawk bout a man they dnt kno wit aww dat dam emotion...i swear yo pussy bleedin you cunt...

  • Anonymous

    Keep it up dude...looking at people like DMX and Pimp C is all the proof you need that its NOT FUCKING WORTH IT.

  • Anonymous

    LL Cool J used coke.

  • Anonymous

    no wonder he is so wack...

  • kennyken

    awesome dude, keep your head leveled off. some people drink a lot, some smoke a lot, and only a few do it and handle their business. that's str8 up

  • Anonymous

    "COPE with fame"????? IM SORRY. Are the endless money, endless ladies and endless cars, cloths and Miami houses too much for you??? I'll take over.

    • GOD

      Fear is an ingredient to stress tho. Either way. I hope Drake gets clean. Successful black people are hard to find

    • jooce

      god and etk youre right but this is the life he chose and forget whether or not a girl really loves you, listen to his own lyrics you attract what you put out there. one day the question needs to be asked whats causing all these guys to turn to drugs like junkies. I think some people dont remember who the original junkies were. Marvin Gaye became a junkie because he felt like someone was trying to kill him. A lot of these rappers are in fear of something and thats obvious. the original junkies for those who dont know were the soldiers who fought in world war 1 and were force to take opium to calm them down.FEAR

    • GOD

      How bout never finding love cuz you have the feeling every girl just wants money from you, or wants to film a sextape and leak it or never being able to go out without a camera shoved up your ass. Or how bout taking your mom and dad to dinner getting pictures taken and accused of being bisexual in the media? Fame just adds problems

    • ETK

      not a Drake fan, but you're an idiot if you think fame doesn't have its disadvantages

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous: No coke, blows, rock?? ^ smh, go ask for it just like that and see what happens to you.

  • Anonymous

    Watch out, we got a bad ass ova here...

  • Wine-o

    Since when's wine a drug? Just saying.

  • TheBay

    This site is faker than this cat this dude aint about shit anybody on his shot is either a Fucktard or never listened to hiphop in the 90's

  • Frake

    This shit ain't drugs this dude just trying to sound cool this dude is softer than a piece of cake.

  • Chinky

    Since when was wine classified as a drug This nigga is softer than an ice cream cone in june

  • Anonymous

    I'm tired of all these titles making shit seem more than it is. Weed & Alcohol don't count as fucking drugs IMO. Codeine doesn't really either, not that much. Based off the title, I was expecting something like he does cocaine or heroin or something. Those are real drugs

  • Hater free

    So is that what you so called tough guys do.....Talk shit all on the net about Drake but stay behind a,computer screen smh..... But i guess Drake wouldn't be here if it wasn't for the hate. And the gay remarks seriously need to stop i mean the scenarios you dudes type make me wonder if the bloggers are gay. Good day hating chumps and i wont reply

    • Mr Flamboyant

      Huh? But aren't you "hating" the "haters" with what you just said? Go take a nap, you soft bitch.

  • YESSIR

    HIPHOPDX MAKING SHITTY TITLES TO GET VIEWS OFF DRAKE FAME AND IT WORKED WITHOUT YMCMB HIPHOPDX WOULD NOT EXIST PEOPLE COME ON HERE JUST TO CHECK OUT THE LATEST YMCMB NEWS

  • Anonymous

    So, like in his music, he doesn't have fun.

  • Anonymous

    Drake's just trying to sound hard since so many people were calling him a bitch...that way he'll get more fans before his next album comes out. First he walked out on Vibe magazine and now this

  • Anonymous

    "Do i do drugs? well if sucking lil waynes little pee pee is a drug then YEAH IM ADDICTED"

  • Anonymous

    nigga u dont do drugs codeine and weed is nice an dandy but thats some relatively lightweight shit i thought they were gonna talk about dude snortin lines of coke off lil waynes dick an poppin ecstacy and lsd at the same time

  • ha

    lol most people use to cope with bad things this fool needs to cope with his success? "dam i need a fix everything is going so well"

  • RHR

    Fucking Jew, trying to Jew attention

  • Deuce

    This guy is a fuckin' cornball.

  • YMCMB

    sippin codeine to fit in with lil wayne ain't cool

  • Chunk Dogg

    Coping with Common burning yo ass can be tough

  • Anonymous

    Wine is a hard drug peeps beware

  • lloyd

    this nigga said wine lmao

  • Anonymous

    actor/rapper = fake. digrassi everyone the kid in the wheelchair that this nigga

  • Anonymous

    white can fuck up ur life once u go green you'll be feelin extra right ;)

  • Anonymous

    No coke, blows, rock?? I know if I had millions of $$$ I wouldn't be sipping codeine!!

  • JusListen

    Yeah, with his best friend battling bone cancer, I had a suspicion that he was dosing on some of his buddies meds.. cancer patients get mad opiates, and also MMJ...

  • JC

    Fake wannabe street life gangster falling way short as usual.

  • Anonymous

    yeah bein on degrassi and then makin shitty club rap must be a real tough life....

  • Matty P

    THANK YOU BASED GOD!!!!!!

  • Cash Money Killaz

    We already know that you were a weak faggot. Only weaks persones starting to drink and using drugs to cope with fame

  • Matty P

    BASED GOD > EMINEM

  • YouSerious?

    Alright this is some bitch shit like he wants attention and pity. "I'm famous and rich so I need to do some real hardcore shit like sippin wine and smoking weed to cope with this awful shit" Get the fuck outta here.

  • Anonymous

    just leave drake with his apple cider

  • Anonymous

    he too soft to do drugs

  • Koollie

    the only thing drake has used is milk

  • Anonymous

    only bitches drink wine

    • Anonymous

      lol @ metrosexual. keep sipping on that colt 45 little one, we know you can only afford that $5 bottle. call us when you upgrade to $200 bottles of merlot.

    • 2 to the head

      if you drink 2 bottles of buckfast wine to yourself guarentee you gon fuck a nigga up that shit gets you drunk as fuck but it also has a shit load of caffeine in it so you are still able to fight

    • Anonymous

      buncha metrosexuals up in here

    • bkstylz

      I like to have a glass of red wine with my steak and a glass of white wine with pasta dishes. If you think this sounds crazy then I invite you to live life a little more to the fullest.

    • Fuck real hiphop

      thats how i know ur an immature little pussy internet thug. Mature men with money drink whine, jay-z said it in forever young "smoke some weed drink some wine"... Grow the fuck up and stop drinking beer by the corner store.

    • Anonymous

      your a clown, maybe once you grow up youll learn.

  • Guess What

    He really needs the drugs to deal with those anal poundings that Baby & Slim give him constantly. Hahahaha.

  • Anonymous

    But does he drink that wine with a straw?

  • ETK

    oh my fucking God. look, I'm not usually defending hiphopDX but IF YOU READ THE GUARDIAN INTERVIEW, it talks exactly about Drake trying to cope his fame, and quoting some lyrics from his songs about it. fuck's sake people, look it up before you start bitching... how stupid y'all look now

  • YESSIR

    SLAVA KUPERSTEIN SHOULD BE FIRED FOR MAKING SHIT UP. "TO COPE WITH FAME" WHERE DID YOU GET THAT FROM? WHERE DID YOU GET YOUR JOURNALISM DEGREE PHOENIX ONLINE?

    • NKNOWNANONYMOUS

      even if he said it on the interview, how do you expect the reader to find this as useful info towards hip hop??. Seriously using drugs to cope with fame ahaha what a joke. humans have been known to use drugs over many centuries to cope with whatever it is in their lives so how is this special?? P.S. in case you were wondering slava, i do want you to admit that this article is pointless......lol

    • YESSIR

      I READ THE INTERVIEW STOP MAKING STUFF UP

    • Slava Kuperstein

      Read the Guardian interview, simp. It's all there.

  • illaDeuce

    This is why I don't fuck with this site anymore. First of all this shit isn't news... it's known fact provided you've heard a couple Drake songs before... and second of all y'all can't get an interview with the dude so you flip regular ass words from some other publication's interview and try to frame him as an addict using drugs to cope with fame. Bitch I consume everything he does and I'm not famous. HE EVEN SAYS WITHIN MODERATION. This site is ran by fuck boys that are mad at bigger name rappers for not granting them interviews.

  • so icy boi!

    you know it's hard out here for a groupie bitch, that's why i gotta promote my shitty single on a hiphop message board.

  • facebook.com/machaseofficial

    The way DX first put this article made me think that Drake was into coke and pills. But lean, weed, and booze? Alright, how is this news

  • ETK

    then Drake's gonna come out like "..APRIL FOOLS! I DON'T EVEN DRINK WINE YO, FUCK ARE Y'ALL ON, THAT SHIT NASTY"

  • Anonymous

    the posh rich kids always get suckered into that lifestyle what will his posh rich white jewish mother say

  • Anonymous

    sippin codeine? been sucking lil waynes dick much???

    • 1828

      aight, so anybody sippin lean is a wayne dickrider? leans been around before wayne and will be around after wayne, he aint got nuthin to do with it

    • Anonymous

      it popped in his head because drake drops anchor in poo bay

    • Swagtastic

      Why would the thought of Drake sucking Lil Wanye's dick even cross your mind? I swear you boys stay thinking about some gay stuff. What in this article would make that kind of gay stuff cross your mind? I demand an answer. Don't try to make it out like I'm defending Drake or Wayne. I want a real answer. Why would something that gay just pop up in your head after reading an interview about Drake using drugs? That is some super gay stuff you got going on in your head there.

  • Anonymous

    why has this even been posted up? what is so interesting about this? most rappers smoke weed and drink. woop di doo!!!

    • Swagtastic

      I like getting shitty drunk and then doing a bunch of coke so I can drink some more. Then before the nights over I'll smoke a little bit of weed. Not to much weed though. A guy has to take care of himself.

  • EDcali

    MMG and YMCM are fuckin coke heads everyone know that whats the big deal ? Drake is hitting the blow too much i think after his tour he should stop for not ending like fat ross

  • Joe

    And all his lame ass fans are gonna try drugs because of him now...

  • Jus10

    Thought this was an april fools joke (because it's so lame), but I guess that's Drake's style. lol

  • eric

    taking drugs to deal with being whack ass fuck is more believable because this dude is fucking garbage. the entire young money crew is fucking retorted. all their beats sound the fucking same and so do their ignorant and retorted elementary level rhymes.

    • Anonymous

      Calm down, u sound angry. U need a hug son

    • Swagtastic

      You do realize what retorted means right? I think you mean retarded. It's funny how you talk about how dumb they are, yet you can't spell retarded. Life is funny like that sometimes.

  • So Icy Boi!

    Drake iz a real gangsta juss like me. He iz on ma debut album. swag check out ma new singe "Check My Swag" featuring Mystikal. http://soundcloud.com/yungicyboi/yung-icy-boi-check-my-swag ma debut album Hip Hop Is Alive comin soon. YMCMB! swag

  • ?!

    :( OH NO!! NOT GOODIE 2 SHOES? GTFOH...

  • shuttaman

    Using drugs to cope with fame? Now where the fuck does this interview alone says that? Drake don't say it, the Guardian don't say that. Hiphopdx yall a bunch of fuckin haters, i remember that review yall did on Take Care last year. Even had a fucking article trying to prove why yall give it a hating rating with your shitty arguments, when obviously it was one of the top albums last year. God damnit Hiphopdx what the fuck is wrong with yall? Slava Kuperstein you need to smarten the fuck up b.

  • jr88

    this is my problem with drake...he comes off as corny!!!! im a fan of drake not his hip hop because thats like trying to sell me a bentley when you know damn well its a chrysler 300...lol...but im a huge fan of his rnb shit...i cant connect to his hip hop music because i cant relate...his biggest problem is him trying to deal with fame...?...now you are just sounding like your bitching ...people will kill for your spot and thats your biggest problem... ill pass

    • YESSIR

      HE AINT SAY THE SHIT HIPHOPDX BAD JOURNALISM AGAIN YOU KNOW HOW THEY STEAL REVIEWS AND WRITE BAD HEADLINES I HOPE DRAKE SUES THEY BITCH ASS

  • Heero

    Cope with fame MY DICK, more like to copy Lil Wayne. lmao Fucking corny ass canadian.

    • facebook.com/machaseofficial

      so because wayne sips and smokes, it means drake cant? drakes a grown ass man, he can make his own decisions.

  • Word

    Drake is officially gangsta now.

  • NKOWNANONYMOUS

    wow im so surprised about this. wow hiphopdx im so excited on this great hip hop info .............SYKE!!!!

  • Anonymous

    lol @ sip wine, what a fag, go drink some whiskey or tequilla, or at the very least a beer you pussy

  • anon

    do I drink wine? lmao this bitch is sounding like them broads from sex in the city on this one.

  • Triniti

    If my album only sold 20K, I'd be mad too lol. Ignorant ass lil boy.

  • TD

    Imagine rappers got drug tested and could get suspended/fined for testing positive? Actually, I bet if they cleaned up the rap game, it would be better than ever. Clear-headed thoughts = better music.

  • Joe

    WHAT A REVELATION! A CELEBRITY TAKING DRUGS!

  • jg

    yea cuz fame riches and bitches are so hard to cope with lmaaoo

  • God

    Eh who doesnt do drugs? I just dont wanna see you do some Wiz Khalifa shit and blow smoke into a Camera like it makes you look cool. Also I wanna Join Alf Gang. Alf Gang or let Fleece Johnson watch your back.

  • eazyj

    fuckers making up shit. with title eat a dick hiphopdx, you've just lost your self a fan

  • YESSIR

    HIPHOPDX IS JOURNALISM AT ITS WORST LOOKED AT THAT TITLE. "TO COPE WITH FAME" WHERE DOES IT SAY THAT IN THE DAMN ARTICLE U POSTED? YOU NIGGAS IS SOME LAMES OBSESSED WITH TRYING TO GET THE HATERS TO COME OUT. AND HERE THEY COME LIKE SOME SHEEP. YMCMB ANYWYAS NIGGAS

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