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Lil Boosie

Lean Has 'F***ed Up' Rap Culture

I'm Glad It's Going Away

4/24/2014 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0423-lil-boosie-tmz-02Lean is a great-tasting way to DIE ... this according to former addict Lil Boosie, who tells TMZ he SUPPORTS pulling codeine cough syrup from the market ... because it will save lives. 

Boosie tells TMZ he nearly died 3 or 4 times from drinking lean and says it's "f***ed up a lot of rappers and the culture of hip hop."  He says users don't realize something that tastes like Kool-Aid can be so addictive.

Boosie was reacting to the story we broke ... that Actavis is ceasing production of its high-end cough syrup because it's being widely abused to make lean, also known as sizzurp.

The rapper -- who tells us he's clean now -- spent 5 years behind bars on drug charges, including time for trying to smuggle codeine syrup into prison.

He adds, "Once you on, it's hard to get off ... it's damn near impossible."

Boosie and Nancy Reagan. Who knew?

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Rigby    

Never heard of him.. He reminds me of kid and play bahahahhahaha 😭

153 days ago
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Dr. Cornelia J. Dogbarker PhD    

Oh I'm delighted to learn, from Little Boozy, that "rap culture" will improve from its current state of being f**ked up ha ha. "Know what I'm sayin' boy-eee???"

153 days ago
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NOT ELMO    

ISN'T LIL BOOSIE ANOTHER ONE OF BIEBER LOVERS....

153 days ago
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PhoenixFuller    

If he's a role model to at least one kid that drinks this stuff and him speaking out on it causes them to reconsider their actions than great. Can't fault him for saying something positive and sticking to it.

153 days ago
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Dog And Pony    

Lean isn't going away, it's just not going to be as good. Lower quality means they'll need to drink more to get high, which means more side effects on their bodies.

It's a slow process of rotting away their bodies and their brains.

153 days ago
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Bob    

"high-end cough syrup"?

That's ridiculous. It's like saying that a company makes "high-end antihistamines". Besides, Actavis makes generic drugs.

153 days ago
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FerrD    

Damn right it's hard to get off... Opiates are a painful bitch to detox from!!!

153 days ago
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Crabby    

who cares he should go back to drinking lean

153 days ago
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FerrD    

Ps: Why the eff is it called "Lean" anyway? What the hell is that? Leave it to the black foke... And those that wish they were... (Justin)

153 days ago
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Bill5martin    

Other companies sell it. It isn't going anywhere. They just don't want to be sued because of bieber & other rappers making the brand popular. It is like the black talon bullet. Many people think that bullet was banned. It was actually pulled off the market by the manufacturer, because the bullet could be tracked back to them & they could be sued. You can still get bullets like that. Just by a different manufacturer. BTW, syrup was around long before lil Wayne made it popular.

153 days ago
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VALERIE    

Darn! Was hoping The Biebs would OD before they pulled it from the shelves.

153 days ago
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static    

You can't f**k up something that is by definition f***ed up already.

153 days ago
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Unbroken Chain    

No rappers have f'ed up rap and society as a whole. There's always another drug out there. Maybe these morons should stop giving themselves idiotic names that start with LIL. It's degrading

153 days ago
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MAX    

rap culture ? you mean sub culture right ?

153 days ago
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Constance    

All the derogatory statements against him when he's actually trying to do a good thing by speaking out is ridiculous!!

153 days ago
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