Flavor Flav blew $5 million on medicine in a six-year stretch
Want the numbers on Flavor Flav’s life as a drug person? He says he was spending $2,400 to $2,600 a day for six years straight on the heaviest a part of his cocaine and crack dependancy.
“You do the math, and that’s how much I spent on drugs,” the rapper and hype man stated lately on the “Off the Record With DJ Akademiks” podcast. (We did the mathematics, by the best way, and it ballparks between $5.3 million and $5.7 million bucks.)
Flav — actual title William Jonathan Drayton Jr. — is now 15 years clear from coke and crack and 2½ years off alcohol and cigarettes. He thinks God had a purpose for holding him alive by 18 years of heavy drug use and drug dealing.
While he managed to maintain his drug use just about on the down low more often than not, the rapper stated, “No matter how many people you have around you doing the same thing you are, still and all at the end of the day, it’s still a lonely world. It’s a dark world. I just thank God for letting me make it out.”
Flav says he believes God let him stay as a result of he might be a pacesetter and a mouthpiece to assist others get off medicine.
“I feel like God let me live through that so that way I could teach people about the mistakes that I made … and hopefully they won’t make them,” he stated. “Drugs is easy to get on and hard as hell to get off.”
The Public Enemy hype man needed to change all the pieces in his life, which he did by shifting away from New York and heading west.
“That’s why I went to California, because I wanted to change my people, my places and my things,” he stated. “And as long as you do that, you’re on the road to recovery.”
His restoration wasn’t magical: “It took me a while to recover, man,” stated the rapper, 63. “I ain’t gonna lie. Took a little minute. It wasn’t easy.”
But he sees an enormous new drawback going through people who find themselves attempting to get clear lately.
“Today’s society ain’t shaming drugs,” he stated. “[It’s] claiming drugs.” Where rappers as soon as made music about promoting medicine, now they’re making music about doing medicine.
“I want to try to reverse the process, because I know what it did to me and my life,” Flav stated. “And it didn’t do my life good.”
But don’t go speaking loopy about Flav’s chosen life-style, thoughts you. He nonetheless isn’t a choirboy.
“I still smoke my weed, though. You know, I ain’t squeaky clean!,” the “Flavor of Love” dating-show veteran informed DJ Akademiks. “You know, weed is natural. It’s from the earth. … Weed is healthier than cigarettes, it’s way more healthy than coke and crack and heroin and Mollies and Percocets and Xanaxes and Ecstasies.
“So I’d rather just smoke my weed right now and get my little buzz,” Flav stated. “Go in the studio, sit down, write something and bam, go record. Just keep my strength.”