Rehab may have possibly had a positive effect on Hip Hop’s number one bad boy.
Sosa disclosed to fans on Twitter he has official given up Lean. He admitted this, of course, after a brief arrogant rant on his style of music.
“King Keef Has no Genre Nor Language #JusGloTalk Understand Or suck my Duck Oan I don’t sip lean nomo,” he wrote.
Sosa’s admission comes weeks after he posted an image of himself enjoying what appeared to be Lean.
A bottle of Sprite and a cup of purple liquid are seen in the IG post. Sosa wrote a smiley face in the photo’s caption.
Lean is a drink concoction made of promethazene-codeine cough syrup, Sprite and Jolly Rancher candy.
Lean, often called “Sizzurp” or “Purple Drank” has its origins in the South after Houston producer DJ Screw popularized the beverage.
Lean, when induced, provides its user a sedated feeling. Long-term use can have deadly side effects.
DJ Screw was found dead Nov. 16, 2000 in his studio following an overdose from a combination of Lean and drugs. A toxicology report found codeine, Valium and PCP in his system.
In September, Gucci Mane revealed he was battling an addiction to Lean following an infamous Twitter rant. Gucci later professed he would be entering rehab.
“I’ve been drinking lean for 10plus years & I must admit it has destroyed me. I wanna be the first rapper to admit (cont)
I’m addicted to lean & that shit ain’t no joke. I can barely remember all the things I’ve done & said. However there’s no excuse. (Cont)
I’m currently incarcerated but I will be going to rehab because I need help. I wanna thank everyone that has stood by me (cont)
during this difficult time. Please keep me in your prayers. #GUWOP
Lil Wayne suffered complications from long-term lean use of the beverage. He was rushed to the hospital in March after suffering multiple seizures.
Dr. George Fallieras, an emergency room physician and hospitalist at Good Samaritan Hospital, said codeine is an “opiate” and is in the “same family of drugs as heroin and morphine,” according to the Los Angeles Times.
Fallieras commented codeine addiction is the same as heroin addiction, only without the needles. This is due to the large amounts of codeine Lean drinkers induce.
He further said it is difficult to overcome Lean addiction and likened codeine withdrawal to the worst flu possible.
“One patient said to me, ‘Imagine the worst flu when you’re shivering, you’re vomiting, you can’t eat, you have diarrhea, every atom in your body hurts, you can’t sleep, you lie on the floor just shivering … and multiply that times a million,’” Fallieras told the Times. “And you know if you can just take the pill or inject yourself with heroin, that it just all goes away.”
In mid-October, a judge ordered Chief Keef to serve 20 days in jail for violating the terms of his probation after testing positive for marijuana, according to the Chicago Tribune.
Sosa was released a few days later for good behavior.
But Keef soon found himself back in jail Nov. 7 after failing yet another drug test.
Chief Keef was granted permission to enter a drug treatment program in California.
A judge initially ordered Chief Keef to undergo 90 days of drug treatment at the Haymarket Center on Chicago’s West Side.
Sosa will spend his first 30 days in the facility. He will be able to work following that phase depending on his 30-day progress report, the Tribune reports.
Sosa was placed on probation following a speeding arrest in June.
Northfield Police clocked Sosa driving 110 mph on the Edens Expressway. Keef’s arrest came following a performance in Davenport, Iowa.
Sosa was relayed a stern warning through lawyers from a Cook County Judge Thursday. Chief Keef will find himself back in jail if he fails another drug test.
“I’ve had murderers who haven’t had so much time before this court. It’s getting ridiculous. …I’m very happy he’s doing well, but if he comes back dirty, I’m done. This is it,” Judge Earl Hoffenberg said, according to the Chicago Tribune.