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A childhood friend of rapper Gunna claims he is going through codeine withdrawal in jail.
According to MediaTakeOut, the friend claims Gunna is showing signs of codeine withdrawal in a grainy photo that surfaced online Thursday. The image was taken from a CCTV camera in the jail during Gunna's arraignment hearing.
A judge denied bond for the "Hot" rapper on Thursday. He is sitting in jail with rapper Young Thug and 26 YSL gang members who were indicted on racketeering charges on Monday.
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Gunna frequently rapped about his drug addiction in his rap songs.
"Had a bad relationship with codeine," Gunna raps in his hit song "Codeine."
Lean, also known as purple drank, purple lean, and sizzurp, is a concoction of codeine cough syrup and hard candy mixed in a soft drink like Sprite. Rappers prefer to sip lean in styrofoam cups.
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Gunna is signed to Thug's YSL record label. But Atlanta District Attorney Fani Willis says YSL is a front for a violent street gang.
Gunna's album Wunna debuted at the top of the charts in 2020. His follow-up album DS4Ever was his 2nd consecutive number one album.
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Chicago rapper Famous Dex apparently suffered a seizure during a performance at a Los Angeles nightclub early Friday, Nov. 1. According to TMZ, the incident happened at L.A.'s 1 Oak nightclub where Dex was performing.
Cell phone video shows club patrons supporting the motionless rapper who appears to be out cold. Dex's camp released a statement on Friday morning, saying he is in good spirits and recovering from an epileptic seizure.
If you're wondering if drugs are involved, they might be. According to XXL, Dex's fans were very concerned about his apparent battle with drug addiction last year.
He reportedly struggles with addictions to lean, aka purple drank or sizzurp. Lean is a toxic potion containing codeine cough syrup, a soda beverage and hard candy. The concoction is known to cause seizures when guzzled in large amounts.
Last year, the 26-year-old rapper appeared to pass out during an Instagram Live session. He promised his fans that he would quit drinking lean and popping Xanax, a prescription drug that is used to treat anxiety disorders and panic disorders.
Other famous rappers who suffered seizures from drinking lean include Lil Wayne (pictured), Rick Ross, Lil Baby, and rap legend Pimp C, who unfortunately died. Rappers prefer to gulp down lean in a large styrofoam cup.
Cuban Harry, a close associate of drug-addled rapper Li'l Wayne, was busted on charges of masterminding dozens of pharmacy burglaries in South Miami.
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Rapper Lil Wayne is attempting to deflect rumors of his alleged drug use by claiming to be an epileptic. Epilepsy can be an acute (new) or chronic (longstanding) disruption of signals in the brain that results in controlled or uncontrolled convulsions (seizure activity).
In an interview with LA's Power 106 on Thursday, Wayne, 30, said epilepsy is the reason behind his multiple hospitalizations -- not his reported addiction to Promethazine/Codeine prescription cough syrup (aka Sizzurp or Purple Drank), which can also cause epileptic seizures.
Promethazine/Codeine is not prescribed for epilepsy.
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According to gossip website TMZ.com, troubled rapper Lil Wayne was released from Cedars-Sinai hospital yesterday, where he was treated for recurrent seizures related to a reported drug overdose.
Confusion reigned when Wayne was re-admitted to Cedars-Sinai on Friday after a bodyguard found him unconscious on the floor of his hotel room.
Sources on the west coast told several websites, including this one, that Wayne was on his death bed. But the rumors turned out to be false. A tweet allegedly sent from Wayne's phone only added to the confusion -- and confirmed suspicions that Wayne was in no condition to send the tweet himself.
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