Looks like prison definitely reformed Lil Boosie‘s mindset about drug use. The Louisiana rapper is all for the removal of Promethazine Codeine, the main indgredient in lean aka sizzurp, from the market.
Boosie tells TMZ he nearly died 3 or 4 times from drinking lean and says it’s “f***ed up a lot of rappers and the culture of hip hop.” He says users don’t realize something that tastes like Kool-Aid can be so addictive.
Boosie was reacting to the story we broke … that Actavis is ceasing production of its high-end cough syrup because it’s being widely abused to make lean, also known as sizzurp.
The rapper — who tells us he’s clean now — spent 5 years behind bars on drug charges, including time for trying to smuggle codeine syrup into prison.
He adds, “Once you on, it’s hard to get off … it’s damn near impossible.”
Much respect to Boosie for standing on his principals. Hopefully plenty of his fans, and rapping peers, take heed of his words.