Jeezy Says He Stopped Smoking Weed for Ten Years After a Bad Experience Hospitalized Him

On an episode of the 'Dope As Usual' podcast, Jeezy recalled how the experience made him feel "the most paranoid" he's ever been.

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In a preview of his appearance on the Dope as Usual podcast, Jeezy recalled an experience that made him avoid smoking weed for a decade.

“So what we would do when we cut up the rocks is we would put them in a bag and we’d call it shake, it would be like the crumbs,” Jeezy explained, after which he suggested a woman he knew sprinkled crack cocaine into some weed. “She was like, ‘Yo, cuz. Let me get the crumbs.’ I’m like, ‘Alright, cool, whatever.’ So I give her the crumbs. We hanging out that night and I’m like, ‘Man, I want some weed.’ And she says, ‘Shit, your cuz got some!’ So I called her, I was like, ‘Yo let me get some weed.’"

After he got the weed from her, he was "riding around" and "listening to 2Pac," when he started to feel the "most paranoid" he's ever been. "I'm listening and the music sounds like it's chasing me," he laughed. "I think I'm gonna die."

Not long after, he had to be hospitalized because of the experience. "I’m sitting there and when they got me back around I said, ‘Yo, do you think she put those crumbs in the weed to make it more potent?’" he continued. "I still didn’t get the truth out of her, but I stopped smoking for like 10 years after that. ... I was more afraid ’cause a lot of my friends, we started off hustling and a few of ’em started smoking crack and by this time I’m knee deep in it.”

Jeezy has long been open about his experiences pushing drugs, but this is the first time he's opened up about his bad experience smoking potentially laced marijuana.

He's not the only rapper to have stopped smoking after getting laced. In an interview with LA Leakers in 2012, Kendrick Lamar said that he once smoked a joint laced with cocaine, which he also addressed on his breakthrough album Good Kid, M.A.A.D City. He told the radio show that the album title stands for both "my angry adolescence divided," and "my angels on angels dust."

"That's the reason why I don't smoke," he shared, confirming that he smoked laced marijuana unknowingly. "It was just me getting my hands on the wrong thing at the wrong time. Being oblivious to it."

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