Bone Thugs-N-Harmony rapper Flesh-n-Bone has some words of advice for Nelly after seeing the viral video of the St. Louis rapper’s odd performance in Australia.
Ahead of offering his warning, Flesh-n-Bone revealed that he has embarked on a personal sobriety journey, announcing that he has not had a drink in two months and has stayed away from weed and all other substances for six months.
“That’s one of the reasons why I quit doing substances,” he told TMZ, “because they all gateway drugs. All you dopers out there, y’all better be careful, because it’s dangerous; you don’t know what’s in it. But he was out there wigged out, you could tell he was stoned.
“Nelly you to good to be on that type of shit, man,” Flesh added. “It kinda threw you off, I never seen you like that, man. You might wanna take the dose down just a little bit. Just a word of advice, leave that s-h-i-t- alone. It ain’t even worth it.”
The performance in question, which was caught on camera by a fan in Melbourne, Australia, captured the County Grammar star caressing his microphone as he sang his 2004 hit “Over and Over.”
One Twitter user speculated he was “possessed” as his eyes could be seen rolling back into his head as he made strange hand gestures. Outside of reposting comedian Spice Adams’ spoof of the viral moment, Nelly has not addressed fans’ concerns about the performance.
With the conversation turning to the danger of laced drugs, Flesh-n-Bone was asked about how Gangsta Boo‘s death impacted him. He and Bone Thugs-N-Harmony famously faced Boo and the rest of Three 6 Mafia in an explosive Verzuz battle in 2021.
Shortly after her shocking death on January 1, source close to Gangsta Boo told TMZ that they believed a fetanyl-laced substance might have played a roll in her passing.
“I think it affects not only the Verzuz situation, but the whole culture of Hip Hop ultimately in a very impactful way because, from my understanding, it was an overdose,” Flesh-n-Bone said. “And that’s one of those things that segways into what we was talking about earlier because I know so many people by the dozens, family and friends by the dozens and I have to say fentanyl or whatever the case may be that’s coming in, it’s mixin’ in there, you don’t know what you’re doing.
He continued: “Nothing’s organic or pure anymore, they can slip it in your drink. And it’s in the pills, it’s in the weed, it’s in the cigars, it’s in the cigarettes. Just a little dose of it, it can hurt you, it’ll do more damage to you than just the feeling of getting high. I know brothers that lost all their children in their 20s. My brother DJ-Uneek lost both of his sons to that. My brother Ken Dog lost his son to that. The list goes on and on and on. Gangsta Boo OD’d the same thing. Something’s got to give, that’s one of the reasons why I’m sober today.”
Authorities in Memphis have yet to declare an official cause of death as they continue to investigate Gangsta Boo’s case.