Flavor Flav is one of the original rappers in the hip-hop world as he has garnered a ton of love and respect from fans due to his work. Flav has done a lot in the industry and continues to make his mark one way or the other. In fact, there was a time he spent a ton of money on narcotics every day.
The 63-year-old rapper has lived a very interesting and memorable life, full of ups and downs. Last year, he made headlines after it was revealed he was the father to a young boy.
In a recent podcast interview, Flavor Flav reflected on the peak of his addiction, revealing that he once spent a staggering $2,600 daily on drugs. Speaking on Spotify’s Off the Record with DJ Akademiks initially shared last week, Flav reflected on how he “maintained” himself during this particular six-year period in his life, spending $2.4 to 2.6k on drugs every day.
“I kinda kept it hidden,” he said. “A lot of people, you know, didn’t really know. They were trying to figure it out [like], ‘Yo, is he on something?’ and the whole nine. Because I never really let people know exactly what I was doing. I started letting people know what I was doing when I was getting tired of being like that. There’s a point and time in life where you get tired of doing shit. … Mainly when it doesn’t get you no place.
There was a time that I was spending $2,400 to $2,600 a day for six years straight. You do the math,” he said, adding that he also “sold a lot” but was his own “best customer.”
Drugs in general, Flav noted, were “easy to get on and hard as hell to get off of.” However, he sees his story as a sign that God wanted him to live so that he could go on to “teach people about the mistakes that I made.”
”I’ve been on coke and crack, weed, alcohol, cigarettes—for 18 years straight.
I’ve been clean now, off of that shit, for the last 15 years. I haven’t done coke and crack man for the last 15 years. Not only that but I’m proud to say that I haven’t drank alcohol in the last two and a half years. I haven’t smoked cigarettes in the last two and a half years. So I’ve been clean and sober. I still smoke my weed.”
We are certainly glad to know Flavor Flav turned his life around for the better and has been sober for such a long time. There is no doubt that the rapper will continue to inspire many with his own story.
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