Three 6 Mafia’s DJ Paul is no stranger to codeine syrup. In fact, he and the rest of Three 6 Mafia released the popular single “Sippin’ on Some Syrup” in 2000.

In an interview with TMZ, Paul was asked about Pop singer Justin Bieber’s alleged lean use. “Man, I like Justin Bieber. I’m a fan. I can’t say don’t do [sizzurp] because I did my rounds with it,” said Paul, before adding a caveat: “But I stay away from it these days because I had a lot of friends that passed away from it.”

“It’s dangerous if you do too much of it.” He added, “But everything’s dangerous if you do too much of it. Sex. Even water. Jump in the ocean, that’s a lot of water. You might die. Too much of anything is dangerous.”

“They young dudes,” said Paul of Bieber and his friends, who include Young Money’s Lil Twist. “It’s just a phase they’re going through. I was the same when I was younger. Just a little more dangerous.”

DJ Screw and Pimp C are among the notable deaths connected with the use of syrup.

Watch the interview below:

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