Drake Admits Using Drugs To Cope With Fame
Rapper opens up about his recerational use of marijuana and prescription meds...
Rapper Drake has confessed that he turned to drugs to cope with the pressures of fame.
The 25-year-old told The Guardian that he self-medicated with prescription painkillers and marijuana - claiming that many entertainers did the same.
He said: "You get artists in this position who go crazy and don't know how to handle it. There are people who have killed themselves. There's the overwhelming stress, how tired you are, the weight on your shoulders of going out there and giving 18,000 people entertainment… it's a lot of pressure."
And the former Degrassi: The Next Generation star admitted that he still liked to dabble, but insisted that he knows where to draw the line.
He said: "Have I sipped codeine before? Yeah, of course. Have I smoked weed? Yes. Do I drink wine? Yes. But do I do it excessively? No. I'm not a reckless guy. I do it all within moderation."