Chris Brown reveals drugs past: 'I was doing crazy stuff and falling asleep on video sets'
R&B sensation Chris Brown called into Hot 97 earlier today (October 31) and opened up about his life's setbacks, which include a stint with prescription drugs and cough syrup.
The 'Forever' hitmaker explained that he started taking anxiety medication Xanax and he feels as though it's something that should be talked about because so many young people are turning to controlled substances right now:
"I was turnin’ up. I was off the syrup, the Xanax, turning up. That’s the hood cocktail right there. I’m not ashamed about talking about it because a lot of our youth is doing that now, thinking it’s the cool thing to do. And I don’t knock anybody’s hustle or however they gotta do they thing, but, I just feel, for me, it wasn’t conducive to me.”
Breezy went onto add that being intoxicated started impacting his work and made him slow to react: "I was falling asleep on video sets. I was cussing people out randomly. I was doing crazy stuff. I would wake up, ask my homies, ‘Hey, man, so what time we gotta shoot this video?’ And they’d be like, ‘Dude, we shot it yesterday.’”
“Not to say it’s the best, but marijuana never messed me up, it always kind of relaxed me, I’m a hyper guy — but when I started doing the lean and all the other stuff, I’d be in the studio, and if I smoke, I go in there and write five, six songs, be done, boom. But if I go in there and do the lean, I’d be sitting in the booth asleep. And the music would just be playing.”
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