Flavor Flav was undoubtedly one of the most unique rap artists of all time during his time with Public Enemy. With the fame, however, came the drugs, which Flav has struggled with throughout his life. He mainly used cocaine and crack cocaine, which the rapper admits led him to a downward spiral.
In a recent interview with VladTV, Flav talked about his career, his times with Public Enemy and his drug addiction.
“That was one of the worst mistakes that I could’ve really ever made with my life, experimenting with drugs,” Flav said. “Let me tell you something, man. Drugs, them s**** is real easy to get on, and they’re hard as hell to get off. If I would’ve known that back in those days, then I don’t think I would’ve experimented with it. I got to the point, Vlad, where I was spending like $2,300 to $2,500 dollars per day on coke and crack. Per day. And I did that sh*t for six years straight. Do the math. That’s a lot of money, bro.”
Flav calls this time period a “nightmare” and says he’s managed to overcome those obstacles. The rapper states that he’s been clean from these drugs for more than eight years and will continue his progress.
Watch the interview below: