Moneybagg Yo is ready to make some real changes for his health and his creative process to make music.
The Memphis rapper recently tweeted that he is done with drinking lean and ready to try being more sober. He wrote, “I use to think being sober would f-ck wit my creative process, I see dats just a mind thing cuz I been more active skin glowing and I been dropping nun but pressure Fire #NomoWockesha.”
“Wockesha” is a song that the artist dropped last year that quickly grew popular and landed a spot in the top 10 on Billboard’s Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. When Moneybagg Yo is rapping the song, some could easily mistake his lyrics to be referring to a woman. However, as one keeps listening and watching the music video, it’s more clear that “Wockesha” is another word for lean.
This comes almost seven months after fellow rapper NLE Choppa challenged Moneybagg Yo to drink a pint of chlorophyll for every pint of lean that he drinks. In his video, he stated that “chlorophyll can help detox the body, chlorophyll alkalines the body, chlorophyll can help improve the skin, chlorophyll can help aid off addiction,” along with a list of other things.
Moneybagg Yo responded to Choppa’s challenge with a simple handshake emoji.
Lean is a mixture of codeine cough syrup, hard candy, and soda. Also called Purple Drank, Sizzurp, and Dirty Sprite, the drink has become popularized due to the effects it has on its consumers. Many feel more relaxed within minutes of ingesting the drink. However, there are severe side effects to abusing codeine, which is an opioid.
According to addictioncenter.com, dizziness, memory loss, and hallucinations are just a few of the effects of using lean. But can also negatively affect the body’s natural opioids. It says, “the body produces less and less of its own natural Opioids until it is entirely dependent on the foreign substance. This dependency compels the individual to consume more and more of the drug to get the same feeling or, in a majority of cases, just to feel normal.”
Rapper Cardi B spoke on the effect she believes both lean and marijuana is having on artists in the hip-hop community these days. She went on Live in November saying, “All these ni–as need to stop doing lean and smoking weed. They get money and they start buying too much motherf-cking weed and too much lean and they make that slow sh-t.”
The “I Like It” rapper explained that she believes those drugs are changing the way a lot of the artists are making music and instead of making feel-good music they are making sad music. “I feel ni–as these days, they making music with this type of beat that is mad depressing. All the rappers nowadays, all of them wanna die. They all wanna die, all of them,” she said.
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