For the better part of 2015, Lil Wayne has been embattled with rapper Young Thug and Cash Money co-founder Brian ‘Birdman’ Williams, so we understand that he prefers to de-stress by sippin’ on a cup of lean and smoking a phat one. Some men prefer to engage in aggressive, testosterone releasing activities, while Wayne prefers to get high.
Back in 2011, Wayne was ordered to stay sober for three years as a term of his probation after an eight month prison stint for gun possession, at the time he said he couldn’t wait to be able to get high again. He told GQ magazine:
“I’m good. I ain’t tripping. I’m used to it now. But I was never on heroin or cocaine or ecstasy or nothing like that. I drank syrup and smoked a lot of weed. I wish I could be back on it… I cannot wait until I get off probation.”
Since then, Wayne has suffered several health setbacks and a near death scare partly attributed to his drug use. He was hospitalized in 2013 after suffering seizures thought to be brought on by his addiction to sizzurp, though Wanye claims the seizures occurred because he’s an epileptic. Just recently, he was kicked off a jet he had chartered in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., for lighting up a blunt on the flight.
According to TMZ, the rapper and his entourage asked if they could light up during the flight, and were told “no” by the pilot. But they did so anyway and the pilot turned the plane around, 17 minutes after takeoff, and returned the group to the airport. Sources alleged that Wanye brought his own in-flight beverage, which contained a “pink/purple liquid consistent with sizzurp,” which is a mixture of codeine and soda.
“The advice I give Lil Wayne and Birdman is that y’all made money together… Y’all family. You guys shouldn’t be at each other like that. Both these guys could go and be successful.”
“I think what Birdman built is a great brand,” the 48-year-old mogul explains. “Lil Wayne is a hell of a talent. That’s what people wanna see. They wanna see us going at each other. They wanna see us killing each other. I feel like I think they could work it out. I feel like whatever it is, even if y’all gotta go your separate ways, I think y’all should go in peace.”