ScHoolboy Q Says Exhaustion, Not Lean, Causes Artists' Seizures

ScHoolboy Q admits to occasionally using lean, recalls being unable to move at one point due to lean use.

On Los Angeles rapper ScHoolboy Q’s upcoming album, Oxymoron, the TDE artists' past drug use is one of a variety of topics addressed on the LP. While speaking with Angie Martinez of Hot 97, Q further discussed his drug use, which he says consisted of using Percocet, Xanax, and lean.

According to the West Coast lyricist, he never experimented with OxyContin or the other drugs he sold as a former drug dealer, but did find himself using lean heavily. As a result of his lean use, Q recalled having severe stomach pains to the point where he could barely move during South By Southwest one year.

“I was never addicted to like OxyContin, stuff I was selling,” he said. “I was addicted to like Percocet and like xanies…One of your homies give you a pill. You say you can’t go to sleep. You go to sleep off of it. You think it’s amazing. You do it again and then the next thing you know it don’t put you to sleep no more. It’s like being super high. Like super off the trees. You know? So, you just keep doing it and then the next thing you know your body starts needing it. You’ll have like bad, bad stomach pains. Like same thing with the lean. It just gives you so much stomach pain. Like it’s crazy. You have to like—Man, I’ll never forget the time we was at South By Southwest and I had to do all these shows and I could not move…I was on the couch just curled up until I had to do the show. You know what I mean? Hours of your stomach just feeling like it’s tight like you working out.”

ScHoolboy Q later revealed that at one point he did stop using lean and with it all the other drugs he was using, but ultimately relapsed and began using lean again “from time to time.”

“One day I couldn’t buy no more lean. Lean was like the first part of it,” Q said. “I still sip lean from time to time now though. I stopped and then I kinda like relapsed, but not like how I used to do. Like the pills, now that’s just for flights. One day I just stopped sipping lean and then all the other stuff went with it. The valium and the Percocets and xanies and stuff like that. I never got into like the narcos and stuff like that, but I pretty much did with valium and Percocets.”

Although lean was cited as a factor in the death of Port Arthur, Texas rapper Pimp C, a coroner’s reported obtained by the Los Angeles Times states that his death was "due to promethazine/codeine effects and other unestablished factors,” Q says that exhaustion is more of a factor when it concerns artists' health.

The rapper then went on to defend lean when the subject of lean and seizures was brought up by Martinez.

“Man, that shit ain’t from no lean, man,” he said. “It’s not. We are rappers, we don’t sleep. People don’t understand like we don’t—I just came from L.A. just now. And I just got to L.A. from New Orleans. I had to do a show, turn up, take a shower. You know what I’m saying? Go straight to the airport and gotta sit next to some fat lady.”

ScHoolboy Q’s interview with Angie Martinez comes less than one week before the scheduled February 25 release of Oxymoron. During his conversation with the Hot 97 host, Q also discussed his collaborations with 50 Cent, Diddy’s business practices, and more.

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25 Comments

  • Anonymous

    Fat fuck needs to hit the gym. He looks like a plastic bag full of sloppy joe

  • Anonymous

    Famous last words.

  • t

    It's not from just being exhausted and not sleeping...It's from the cocaine and adderall to stay up that they dont want to mention.

  • Anonymous

    Yal need to stop with the negative reviews on the album, when you look through it a lot of these were very tough decisions and there really isn't really one weak song on the album. Not GKMC, but it will definetely be a contender for album of the year. 3 days by now those 6's will become 9's *My opinion after 2 listens from best to worst Collard Greens Hell of a Night Gangsta Prescription/Oxymoron Man of the Year Fuck LA The Purge Los Awesome Grooveline Pt. 2 His & Her Friend Break The Bank Studio What They Want Hoover Street Blind Threats

    • badussy

      are serious "Blind THreats" is one of the best songs on the album, you can't be serious, no way is Collard Greens the BEST!!!

  • Anonymous

    Yal need to stop with the negative reviews on the album, when you look through it a lot of these were very tough decisions and there really isn't really one weak song on the album. Not GKMC, but it will definetely be a contender for album of the year. 3 days by now those 6's will become 9's *My opinion after 2 listens from best to worst Collard Greens Hell of a Night Gangsta Prescription/Oxymoron Man of the Year Fuck LA The Purge Los Awesome Yay Yay Grooveline Pt. 2 His & Her Friend Break The Bank Studio What They Want Hoover Street Blind Threats

  • DJ NITTI

    He's a Unsung episode in the making.

  • DJ NITTI

    I hate when these dudes sit here and promote their drug use as if it's cool. Like it or not these kids look up to them. Musicians always been on drugs but they didn't find the need to promote the shit.

  • HeatRocOkot

    Seizures are commonly caused by withdrawal from alcohol and drugs i.e. lean

  • Anonymous

    DANIELLE HARLING JUST FUCKING SUCKS

  • J

    Just heard the Whole Oxymoron Album........... ITS......OK.. Not close to GKMC level but its ok, I know he's sarcastic when he talks about his album being better than Kendricks but he shouldn't play like that somebody might take him seriously. Oxymoron is no classic.

    • Anonymous

      It would be okay, except for that the production is fucking amazing putting it over the top. still not a classic and not as good as GKMC in my opinion, but still a great album that should get much consideration for album of the year.

  • Anonymous

    How exhausted can you really get smoking weed all day and eating fried chicken before going to the club to pop a few bottles and then hit the studio to record a mediocre song or two.

    • BP

      Q sounding dumb but you ain't sounding that much smarter. touring is really demanding. being in the studio to record can take a few hours up to a few days.

  • Anonymous

    Sorry but I'm in Med school and he doesn't know what he's talking about.

  • Don't Matter

    Q is a fucking idiot. Admits to popping percocets and then talks down on oxycontin. Newsflash dumbass! percocet and oxycontin both have oxycodone, aka the shit that gets you high. Makes me wonder if dude ever even hustled oxys.

    • TaZzZ

      Percs are oxycodone, not oxycontin. oxycodone isn't in oxycontin, oxycontin is. They are derived from the same family but aren't the same thing. Blow an old roxy and tell me perks are fuckin with those babies, I don't think so. Oxycontin much stronger... He's prob talking about popping Perc 5's, which is a big difference from doing OC 80's. But you're right, for selling so many drugs, these guys don't know shit about em...

    • HAGGY

      haha I was thinking the same thing. Most dudes that hustle dont know their ass from their head though. Its all money to them. "Go straight to the airport and gotta sit next to some fat lady. LMAO^

  • ETK

    yeah, and lean totally helps right... nigga it's the lean, stop reachin

  • Anonymous

    Sorry but you don't have seizures from being exhausted. I know people who actually work hard for a living and they not having any seizures...

    • sam snead

      Shit, I agree for someone that ain't that old. I know plenty of people that work full time and go to school. Shit I have at times worked full time and been damn near full time in engineering, plus I would drink and smoke sometimes. I never had a seizure and neither has the people I know.

    • s.d.o.t.

      WTF is a "library"?....... LLS, i feel u tho.

    • Anonymous

      WTF is a "library"?

    • Mike

      Yes, you do. Go to the library and read about seizures...or just google it. Anyways, I'm glad he was being very honest.

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