Trippie Redd is done with drugs; Juice WRLD’s death a wake up call

Trippie Redd

Self-proclaimed “emo” rapper Trippie Redd has sworn off the drug lifestyle following the death of fellow rapper and friend, Juice WRLD. Trippie posted a screenshot of he and Juice on Face Time, with the caption “I kinda hate life tbh I’m sick of this shit honestly.”

He went live on Instagram to make the announcement. “We ain’t doing it no more. Period. If it ain’t weed, we ain’t doing it no more.” He paused, “When I say ‘we’ I mean us as a group. Us as a whole, the whole emo music artists. No drugs.”

Several artists have spoken out about excessive drug use in the industry, especially among the younger rappers. Some even went on to blame the older generation of rappers that glorify drug use.

Joyner Lucas posted on Twitter:

“Juice wrld was 21. He was a product of our generation of rappers who glorified drugs and made it cool,” Joyner tweeted. “Im blaming Yal niggaz for this shit. ‍♂️ all that lean and pills niggaz glorify and talk about. You teaching the kids to do it. Smh you happy now?Rip @JuiceWorlddd. Gone too soon”

Several fans posted comments. Some in agreement with the rappers post, but also some in disagreement. Some who attributed the drug and alcohol use to unresolved mental issues, depression and the need for open dialogue and counseling.

In another IG Live, Trippie said “We look up to all these bigger artists, all these grown-ass men and all they do is talk about poppin’ pills and sippin’ codeine and all that shit… I’ll be the first to say I ain’t sippin’ no lean , I aint poppin’ no pills but Imma still talk about it in music. Maybe.”

Rapper Lil Mosey has also declared his sobriety. The 17 year-old posted on Twitter, “I asked God to help me. Drugs won’t take me I promise & Im done with them. I love y’all, pray for me ”

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