Bow Wow Opens Up About Lean Addiction After Mac Miller's Death

Mac Miller's death of an apparent drug overdose has sent shockwaves through the hip-hop community. The unfortunate tragedy has prompted many artists, including J. Cole and Joe Budden, to speak out about drug culture and addiction issues plaguing the genre. Bow Wow continued the conversation this week by divulging his lean addiction, even though he's never mentioned it in his music.

The Like Mike star has been open about his mental health struggles throughout the year and revealed the truth about his lean usage in a string of tweets Monday. "To the youth- Stop with these dumb ass drugs. Im going to let something out. When me and Omarion worked on FACE OFF album. I was high off lean every day," he admitted. "When y'all saw me on BET going off on Torae, I was high off lean. My attitude everything changed."

The 31-year-old explained his plans to be more outspoken with the next generation in urging the youth to remain drug-free. "Kick that shit! Be a good son or daughter. Be the best you. I'ma start being more vocal. We gotta save the youth from going out early," the artist born Shad Moss continued. "DRUG-FREE IS THE WAY TO BE! smarten up tighten up out here. We can't lose no more of you. Not one! I love all y'all."

Read Bow Wow's entire rant against drug use below. 

To the youth- Stop with these dumb ass drugs. Im going to let something out. When me and omarion worked on FACE OFF album. I was high off lean everyday! When yall saw me on BET going off on torae i was high off lean. My attitude everything changed. My fans started to...

— Bow Wow (@smoss) September 10, 2018

Turn on me my family too. I never promoted lean in my songs. The whole time i was on the UCP tour with chris I WAS SIPPING 4’s atleast 7 times a day. I was addicted until our show in Cincinnati.. i came off stg and passed out woke up in the hospital i was having withdraws

— Bow Wow (@smoss) September 10, 2018

I never felt a pain like that ever. It was summer but i was walking round with 3 hoodies on because i was so cold. I missed the chicago show of that tour baltimore show BECAUSE I WAS FUCKING HIGH AND SICK!!!! that shit is not cool and i was doing it to be cool!

— Bow Wow (@smoss) September 10, 2018

Kick that shit! Be a good son or daughter. Be the best you. Ima start being more vocal. We gotta save the youth from going out early. Parents watch your kids. Explain to them. We want yall to live man. I almost died fucking with syrup. To this day im affected my stomach will

— Bow Wow (@smoss) September 10, 2018

Never be the same and it hasnt been. DRUG FREE IS THE WAY TO BE! smarten up tighten up out here. We cant lose no more of you. Not one! I love all yall. The young artist all the kids around the world.. dont follow a trend. Break the cycle. PEACE

— Bow Wow (@smoss) September 10, 2018

Go back and watch the face off show BET gave us! Look how dumb i looked. My ranting i was angry every day. They try to protect the truth by saying i was dehydrated... nawww bro. I WAS HIGH OFF PROMETHAZINE CODEINE! Actavis. SAY NO TO THESE DRUGS

— Bow Wow (@smoss) September 10, 2018