Flavor Flav Says He Spent $2,400 a Day Buying Drugs for Six Years Straight
For a six-year period, Flavor Flav was spending $2,400 a day on his drug habit.
The Public Enemy member made the revelation on a new episode of the Off the Record podcast, which originally debuted on Jan. 25. During the talk, the "911 Is a Joke" rapper spoke about being at his darkest times of addiction.
"I kind of maintained myself very well while I was on that shit. Not only that, but I kept it hidden," Flavor Flav told Ak about his drug habit. "So, a lot of people didn't really know. They were trying to figure it out. 'Is he on something?' Because I never actually let people know what I was doing."
"I started letting people know what I was doing when I was tired of being like that," he continued. "There's a point in time in life where you get tired of doing shit. Mainly, when it doesn't get you no place. There was a time I was spending $2,400-$2,600 a day for six years straight. You do the math. That's how much I spent on drugs. I ain't gonna lie, I sold a lot. But I was my best customer. I had a lot. I had a lot of money at the time, too. I was doing wrong things with my money."
He added, "So, I guess God wanted me to live. And he knows that I'm a mouth piece to the world. So, I felt like God helped me live through that, so, that way I can teach people about the mistake that I made. And hopefully, they won't make them later on in life."
After his comments in the interview went far and wide on the internet, Flav also shared some more thoughts on his Twitter account.
"Ya boy is always honest with who he was,,, and my sobriety has been a journey,,, but I’m here takin accountability And tryin to make sure y’all don’t make the same mistakes I did," he wrote.
The rapper-turned reality show star's struggles with addiction are well documented in his 2011 book Flavor Flav: The Ice The Memoir.