Vic Mensa Advises Hip-Hop Singers To Quit Glorifying Drugs
Using Juice WRLD as a case study, Vic Mensa has advised rappers to quit pushing out contents that have to do with drug glorification because they are doing serious harm when their lyrics promote lean, Percocet and Xanax abuse as it is killing kids, in general.
Vic was asked by the TMZ team about his take on Lil Pump dropping “Drug Addicts” from his setlist at L.A.’s Rolling Loud Festival, and instead opting for a tribute with Juice’s hit single, “Lucid Dreams” in which Vic says hip-hop needs to take responsibility for Juice WRLD’s death.
He further said rap lyrics glorifying drugs sends a dangerous message to fans especially young ones.
Juice WRLD died after allegedly swallowing a bunch of pills, and suffering a fatal seizure. Vic says Juice dying at 21 has impacted him to the point he is making attempts to rework his lyrics.
Vic, who’s been open about his past addiction and depression issues, says Juice WRLD’s death hit him hard because he realizes how easily that could’ve been him.
Vic Mensa is an American rapper, singer, activist, songwriter and record producer. Mensa was a member of the group Kids These Days, which broke up in May 2013, after which he released his debut solo mixtape Innanetape. He is currently signed to Roc Nation.