New York emcee Lord Jamar recently spoke on the dangers of lean, a drink made using prescription-strength cough syrup, during an interview with Vlad TV as he addressed fellow rapper Gucci Mane’s recent Twitter rant.
Lord Jamar referenced the late Chad “Pimp C” Butler as he commented on Gucci reportedly being under the influence of lean during his Twitter rant, which targeted Nicki Minaj, Tyga, Young Jeezy, Waka Flocka Flame, and a handful of other artists.
“I heard that he might have been bugging out on some lean," said Lord Jamar. " And that lean took one of my good friends, Pimp C, you know what I mean? Rest in peace to the homie Pimp C. So, I don’t even really like fucking with lean or you know what I mean? I’m not an advocate of lean. It took my good friend, ya understand?”
The Brand Nubian lyricist later revealed that there had to be “an underlying reason” for Gucci’s rant and expressed his hope that the Atlanta rapper is able to get through his battle with lean.
“If somebody has a drug problem or a mental issue or something like that, you kinda gotta—you gotta look at the circumstances surrounding something again,” said the rapper. “You know what I mean? It’s like people don’t just say some shit for no reason. There’s always gonna be an underlying reason and it might not just be one thing. It might be a combination of things that adds to why somebody might bug out and all that type of shit. And say whatever the fuck they say. So, again, from what I understand he might be having a battle with the lean and all of that. And if he is, I hope he get through that battle. But as far as what he said, I mean, from what I understand it was a lot of absurd shit that didn’t even really make sense.”
In September of this year, Gucci Mane admitted to being addicted to lean as he sent out a series of messages via Twitter.
“I'm addicted to lean & that shit ain't no joke. I can barely remember all the things I've done & said. However there's no excuse,” said Gucci in a tweet sent in September.