Bun B Comments on Lil Wayne's Syrup Addiction
I say this to all media, you cant force Lil Wayne to stop sipping drank. Thats going to be a personal choice.
The above is a quote from Bun B, commenting on the New Orleans rappers addiction to promethazine codeine cough syrup.
Wayne recently revealed his addiction in an interview with Blender magazine. If I go off it, I go into withdrawl, Wayne said. [click here]
Pimp C, Bun Bs partner in the duo UGK, died in December from mixing the syrup with his prescription medication for sleep apnea. When asked about Waynes statement by Rhapsody, Bun B said that media outlets and friends pushing Wayne to stop arent helping the situation.
When you have 100 people telling you not to do something, that shit doesnt work like that, Bun B said. People stop doing things whenever they sort of feel their way up to it. The kid said he would love to stop, but the withdrawl symptoms are too intense for him. Anybody going through something like that knows what it is.
Bun B also said that he had previously sipped syrup before as well, but he stopped last summer because it fucked with his stomach. He admitted that he still used alcohol and marijuana, and challenged anyone patronizing Waynes situation to walk around with your proverbial white cup with you all day and see if you could handle the pressure.
Since Pimp Cs death, Bun B has been vocal about the dangers of the drug, and has said his upcoming solo album, Trill II, will likely not have any syrup references.
While it wasnt solely the cause of his death, we have to be very real about the consequences to some of these things, Bun B said in a television interview with My Fox Houston. [click to watch]