Bow Wow is speaking out about his past lean addiction and how it was making him lose his mind.

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Bow Wow appeared on The Art of Dialogue, detailing his addiction and highlighting moments fans may recognize.

“I was sipping lean,” Bow Wow said.. “I was sipping so much syrup. I said this after Mac Miller died. I was drinking that sh*t like crazy. If you go back and watch ‘The Road to Platinum’ series on BET, you’ll see so many white Styrofoam cups. I was losing my f**ing mind.”


Bow Wow would reveal his addiction caused him to drop out of his tour with Chris Brown, collapsing after the first night. He stated he woke up in a Cincinnati hospital before returning to Atlanta, where he experienced withdrawals of intense sweating, shivering, and vomiting due to the excessive amounts of lean he had.

Bow Wow would eventually pull out the tour and celebrate his publicist, Pattie Webster, for covering for him at the time.

“She put out a press release for dehydration,” Bow Wow added. “Wasn’t no dehydration. I was f*cked up off lean. That’s just good PR. We didn’t want the world to know that 18, 19-year-old Bow was heavy on the drank.”