Fans of Famous Dex tuned in to see the rapper play some new music on his Instagram Live earlier this week, but instead, watched as he slowly fell asleep on camera.

The "Japan" rapper later returned to Instagram to say he'd merely fallen asleep because he was tired from being in the studio for so long, but his team reportedly told TMZ that drugs are really the culprit, and they're working overtime to get Dex back on the right track.

According to the report the celebrity news site posted today (Dec. 20), Famous Dex's drug addiction has gotten so serious that his team has put someone in place whose sole purpose is to make sure he's coherent enough to do his job. This person reportedly even sleeps in the same bed with him at times.

Thankfully, the IG Live incident was a wake-up call for Dex, and TMZ reports that he is well aware of the problem and was "upset by the video of himself passing out and expressed a desire of never wanting to see himself like that again."

2018 has been a trying year for artists struggling with addiction. Hip-hop suffered a great loss with Mac Miller, and earlier this month, Lil Xan checked himself into rehab for an opioid addiction. Hopefully Dex can get the help he truly needs.

Watch the video of Famous Dex falling asleep on Instagram Live and his attempted explanation of it below.

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