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Lil' Wayne finally admits to past 'Sizzurp' addiction

Lil Wayne

TMZ reports that rapper Lil' Wayne has finally admitted to formerly having a problem with codeine-drink known as “sizzurp” or “purple drank.” Wayne claims that he used the substance in order to combat illness and “the pressures of fame.” This is a big deal considering Wayne has famously always denied any such addiction (see: his now infamous Katie Couric interview).

In the video clip below, you can see Wayne reveal that he was inspired to start drinking “sizzurp” after one of his rap-heroes, Pimp C, died from a “sizzurp” overdose in 2007. Why one of your best friends dying from a drug overdose would inspire you to start abusing that very same drug is beyond me. But hey, I guess that’s Weezy for you.

Watch the video below.