During an appearance on ESPN’s Highly Questionable, Alabama rapper Yelawolf revealed that he’s “an admitted alcoholic.” The musician made the reveal after being asked about his relationship with Eminem.
He was specifically asked about a conversation he allegedly had with the Detroit lyricist and executive producer of his new album, about controlling his drinking. He then admitted that Em’s ideas on sobriety don’t work for him.
“No one controls my drinking, but me,” Yelawolf said. “I’m the only person who can control that. God himself could not control my drinking. I’m an admitted alcoholic and it’s a problem. I wrote a song about it called ‘Empty Bottles’ on Love Story. I’m not proud of it, but it’s in my genes and I do take breaks. I was sober for five months. That was my last sober streak. And I’m back drinking again…He’s absolutely supportive of sobriety. And that’s all good, but it doesn’t work for me. So far, I’m not into sober life.”
Prior to speaking on his alcoholism, Yelawolf was asked what his childhood was like. He then recalled raising his mother emotionally when he was only 10 or 11-years-old.
“My mom was a—She was a rock star,” he said. “So, there was sex, drugs, and rock n’roll every day. I mean, she really became like my big sister, which is strange…When I turned about 10 or 11-years-old, I really started raising her. I raised her emotionally, for sure. When all those dudes failed her as boyfriends or husbands, I was the one who held her down.”
Yelawolf’s interview on Highly Questionable can be found below.
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