PREVIEW: Bun B Speaks on Lil Wayne’s Syrup Addiction

With the recent death of his partner Pimp C, Bun B has had to field a slew of questions about the predominantly Southern trend of sipping “syrup” or “lean”—prescription-strength cough syrup laced with codeine and promethazine. While a number of factors—including an existing sleep disorder—contributed to Pimp’s sudden passing, he was also found to have lean in his system at the time of his death. Lil Wayne has also been the subject of much speculation of late as a result of the white Styrofoam cup of the stuff that he seemingly never leaves home without. In a recent interview with MTV News, Wayne admitted that he is addicted to the concoction, but expressed disdain with the criticism he has endured because of his problem. According to Wayne, fighting an addition is one of the hardest battles someone can fight and he’s appreciate if people would consider that before judging him. In a recent interview with Rhapsody.com, Bun B expressed similar sentiments.

Rhapsody: Lil Wayne recently made a lot of headlines by admitting to being addicted to syrup [prescription-strength cough syrup]. What were your thoughts?
Bun B: I wish they would just leave the kid alone. When you have 100 people telling you to not do something, that sh*t doesn’t work like that. Now me, I hadn’t sipped syrup for a while before Pimp died. Does that mean I let all my vices go? F*ck no. I’m still drinking and smoking weed. Ike Turner died of cocaine use. People haven’t stopped snorting cocaine. Thousands of people die drunk driving every year and somebody is going to drive home drunk tonight. People stop doing things whenever they sort of feel their way up to it. The kid said he would love to stop, but the withdrawals symptoms are too intense for him. Anybody going through something like that knows that’s what it is. I say this to all media, you can’t force Lil Wayne to stop sipping drank. That’s gonna be a personal choice. For all these people that love to put his sh*t on blast, I would love for them to put their vices on front street. Walk around with your proverbial white cup with you all day and see if you could handle the pressure.

Check out the rest of the interview for Bun’s thoughts about own battles with syrup and other drugs and why he held back on his verse for Jay-Z’s “Big Pimpin.’”

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  • http://www,xxlblocktalk.com/maxprofit Max Profit

    Good thing I’m from Toronto! We got good weed, no need for any of that lean garbage.

    • Down Here

      We got good down here 2;lean is just a southern thing you would not understand

      • http://www.xximag.com robb

        fuck all you hoe ass niggas bitch im from texas and this is what we do these niggas grown men how tha fuck you gone tell somebody what to you cant stop them fuck anybody talkin down on somebody from texas bet you wont bring ya bitch asses in tha streets of h-town talkin that fly shit get ya ass straight bent tha fuck up get at me…………

    • ty

      WHO GIVES A FUCK IF YOU’RE FROM TORONTO AND DONT SIP LEAN. I SIT AND READ THESE COMMENTS SOMETIMES AND YALL NIGGAS IS SOME LAMES

  • A

    Sipping on cough syrup has to be the dumbest idea of getting a high. Bun B surprises me with his admission b/c he seems like a smart dude who makes sense in his raps. I knew lil wayne had to be on some shit w/the garbage that he spits. I pray for the day we don’t have to hear his music anymore.

    • Mrz.Weezy aka Mrz. Thomaz aka Lady Chief of GMB!! GMB KRAZY!!

      nigga please..weezy iz a beast..IM A GURL..I KNOW DAT..WELL MY MOMMY IZ FUCKIN HIM AND SHIT.. STILL..I LUV HIM..FUCK HIZ HATAZ..YALL SHALL SOON LEARN

  • http://yahoo.com CaesarDuke

    for da media let people do whatever they want to do wanye is his own person he’s a grown man so let em do whjat he do you would want someone telling you what you want to do forreal Trill 2 coming out April 29, 2008 go pick that up Rip pimp C

  • ahki

    mayb it me but is anything bun b sayz doesnt make sense.he held 2 arguement and still supported wayne.

    • yung Kama

      Learn how to speak (more impotantly TYPE) intellegently before U go talking shit about somebody else not making since in their comment.

  • Mac Sleepy

    Yea We Be Sippin Like Crazy In Memphis. But It’s All On you, Whatever Floats Ya Boat. But Ni66az Know Right From Wrong, We Pretend Like We Care But We Don’t Give A Fuk. But We Should…
    http://www.myspace.com/macsleepy

  • Mr.Wang

    Wayne iz his own person but he should stop

    i aint tryin to be like da media but wayne should really attempt to stop sippin on dat shit

  • marz

    weaklings

  • dark vanilla

    This reminds me of that Three 6 mafia song, “Sippin on some Scissor(syrup).

    • daz_oc

      You’re definitely a dumbass……its sizzurp not scissor.

  • when i talk about zones, i dont mean atlanta

    Lil wayne got problems…..he aint only addicted to lean, its cocaine, weed, AND pills.

    And niggas shouldnt sip lean, just smoke weed and drink liquor. Prescription drugs are more dangerous than street ones, and definitely more dangerous than weed. Weed is natural, them manmade drugs kill you.

  • common sense

    addition is not addiction, blk people can read

  • Cam Jones

    I used to think Bun B had some common sense, but someo fot things that negro said made no sense at all. He said no one getting advocating people to stop using drugs and driving drunk when people are doing that everyday. And if Weezy has trouble with withdrawls, he has the money to get the best doctors and the rehab clinics in the world to get help so that is no excuse.

  • Jack

    lil wayne will stop eventually he should go to rehab and get that medicine that helps your withdrawal symptoms. but you can still die from withdrawl. thats why you gotta be carful with drugs to begin with who the hell ever started cough syrup as something cool to drink.

  • jay

    What a fucking bitch. You sipping on cough syrup? Fucking stupid. Why don’t you kill yourself while your at it lil wayne? Your music sucks.

    Fuck drugs as well, they dont get you nowhere. I use to blaze like a mofo but now I quit. Fuck ya’ll!

  • niggafrommemphis

    Let that man do what he want to do.If he die,he just another dead nigga,that’s all.I say that cuz we gon’ do what we do.Niggas like me,the ones who are the same age as pimp and bun and was bumpin them in 91′,are gettin on with our lives,even tho it does feel like there is somethin missin.The rap game wasn’t the same after pac died and now it’s really fucked up.Bun keep your head up,I know u ain’t goin to do this rap shit forever,just be careful with your consumption.Peace

  • http://yahoo.com stfu

    codiene is in the cocaine family you idiots its for people you have pneumonia and serious sinus congestion along with chest congestion. if you have never tried dont knock it. mixed with some sprite that shit is good. but every area got that thing that people do im from the real south georgia we dont rap about snap this yahh that even though that shit cool to drink you some hen and smoke you a blunt is just fine

  • CODINE ON MY WHSIKERS

    IF YOU NEVA SIPED ON SYRUP YOU DONT KNOW WHAT YOU MISSING IT GETS YOU SO NICE AND RELAXED RIP PIMP C

  • 501littlerock

    HALF OF YOU NIGGAS IS INTERNET GANGSTAS..ALWAYS HATIN ON WAYNE..FOR WHAT?? HE A MULTI-MILLIONAIRE AND YALL AINT..HE ALREADY SAID”WEED AND SYRUP IS THE COMBINATION AND THE INSPIRATION IS YOU PUSSY ASS NIGGAZ I JUST REALIZED YOU CANT SEE ME AND YOU NEVER WILL BITCH ASS NIGGAS” SO HEY HE LUV THE HATERS

  • KLETEWOOD

    No matter what you do…people are gonna hate.

    Drink too much….niggas hate. Smoke too much…niggas hate. Fuck to much….niggas hate.

    KEEP LEANING WAYNE. We AINT YOUR MAMA.

    I don’t care if you snort your way to the top or bottom. I DON’T GIVE A FUCK….NEITHER SHOULD ANYONE ELSE.

  • BLAKE CARRINGTON

    KEEP ON SIPPIN LIL SHAME,HIP HOP DONT NEED YOU.I GIVE YOU TILL THE END OF THE YEAR BEFORE YOU SIP YOUR ASS STRAIGHT INTO THAT CASKET.

  • J

    CODEINE BLUNTS

    • Mike Patch Fortworth,TX

      Codeine laced blunts, thats where its at. We call them green monsters round here. You can also lace Newports too. Whatever floats your boat or sinks it. Purple Newports…bet one of y’all try it. Opinions are like assholes,everyone has one…

  • RisingSon

    I agree wit Bun B leave the kid alone and let him do what he does…eventually he’ll stop (voluntarily or otherwise)…but like Bun said who tha fuck are we to judge, we all have our addictionsand when I say that I don’t necessarily mean drugs, I mean there’s people out there that’ll kill for the love of money. There’s people out there who’ll rape kids to get their power-fix… at least Wayne’s addiction only concerns him…Lean if you must Wayne nobody knows what your life’s like, so we’re in no position to judge.

    R.I.P. PIMP C

  • Da Truth

    To much of anything is bad for you. If you’re consuming anything that has more control of you than you of it’s an addiction. Ain’t nobody perfect. We all got issues. Some just have more of a handle on theirs than others.

    The most important thing is not being in denial and lying to yourself about it.

    As far as Wayne go (I know niggaz gone disagree) I think he owes it to the lil niggaz that look up to him (since he admits it’s a problem) to not drink that shit in front of them. It kinda sends the wrong message. I mean he don’t have to give a fuck to any degree, but it wouldn’t be a bad idea to show these young niggaz some responsibility that have nothing better to do than follow their favorite rapper.

  • http://xxlmag.com blood donn

    bun b you and pimp c is the trillest motherfucking living i like your advice because you speak real shit just like my nigga pimp c ilove y’all music and the shit y’all speak R.I.P PIMP C keep your head up bun and much love for his mother,wife and kids.

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