Kendrick Lamar: I Never Used Weed As A 'crutch'
In the run-up to Kendrick Lamar’s forthcoming album ‘Good Kid, m.A.A.d City’, due out on October 22, the rapper has been having plenty of interviews. In the most recent one with Mr Peter Parker, Kendrick advised fans on achieving their dreams…
The Compton-bred artist said: "[My advice is] anything is possible. Actually, my little brother just graduated from that same high school [I attended], so he's got his friends that actually [ask me for advice]. Me coming up out of there lets them know that anything is possible; it don't matter where you at.
"You could be in the slums - people in Africa...don't have schools or food or anything like that, and you're saying you're coming out of a school in Compton, saying you can't make it, that's foolish."
He also spoke on cannabis; saying that although he used to smoke it, the drug is not something that he needs in his life: "I used to smoke. [Smoking weed] wasn't ever a dependency for me. A lot of people use it as a dependency; they wake up in the morning angry [and smoke]. It never was a dependent for me, so it never was a crutch, really."
Words: Maz Khan (@MazHalima)