Rapper tweets out fentanyl fears
Well-known rapper and party boy RiFF RAFF tweeted out to his fans this week that he’s quitting cocaine use due to increasing incidents of fentanyl-laced cocaine.
This is a radical 360 for the musician, who is notorious for his parties and drug-fueled performances. As reported by Hot New Hip Hop, his shows are known for being massive parties and he was previously open about his use of substances. His cocaine use was well-documented in the past, including an infamous video of pausing a freestyle to snort a line then continuing to rap.
RiFF RAFF took to Twitter to tell fans that he’s not doing cocaine anymore and suggested that no one else does either. The rapper warned his fans about the risks of using cocaine especially right now with the fentanyl epidemic.
“PSA: DONT DO COCAiNE ANYMORE, A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE BEiNG SOLD FENTANYL (A DEADLY DRUG) MiXED iN WiTH THERE BAGS OF COCAiNE … SO FOR THAT REASON iM OUT ..” he wrote on Twitter, “YOU SHOULDNT PLAY WiTH YOUR LiFE WE HAVE A BRiGHT FUTURE LETS ENJOY THE FRESH AiR WiTH VERSACE NOSTRiLS AND A CLEAR BRAiN.”
The blunt statement is, perhaps, a little more direct about past drug use and blase about the dangers of recreational drug use, but it is valuable that he has encouraged his followers to stop using the substance. The constant danger with an unregulated drug is the uncertainty of the quantity and quality of what you are ingesting. When we put gasoline in our car on the corner, we have expectations of what we are getting out of the pump, there are regulations in place to ensure it is standardized. Imagine if you were out of town and were willing to trust that some guy you found on craigslist had some great stuff for your car. You’d likely be concerned about ruining your engine. And yet, this is the reality for many people who are hooked on a drug, they need a fix, often physically so, and must rely on strangers to provide an unverifiable substance. Cocaine is not the only drug that is being mixed with fentanyl either. The drug has been the prime factor in the most recent wave of opiate overdoses, often mixed in with heroin to unknown degrees.
Are you or a loved one struggling with addiction, lying to yourself and others? Don’t wait any longer to ask for help. In today’s environment, you never know when your next dose will be your last!
To read more about how RiFF RAFF is staying away from cocaine, please visit HotNewHipHop.com.