Flava Flav Opens Up About His Daily Spending Allowance On Crack

Public Enemy hype man Flava Flav has revealed that there was a time in his life when he spent over $2,000 a day on drugs.

During an appearance on Akademiks’ Off The Record podcast, the Public Enemy legend spoke about his journey to sobriety and just how serious his addiction got.

“I kinda maintained myself very well while I was on that shit,” Flav said of his drug habit. “I kinda kept it hidden so a lot of people didn’t really know. They were trying to figure it out, ‘Yo, is he on something?’ Because I never let people know what I was doing. I started letting people know what I was doing when I was getting tired of being like that.”

He continued: “There was a time that I was spending $2,400 to $2,600 a day for six years straight. You do the math. That’s how much I spent on drugs. I ain’t gonna lie. I sold a lot, but I was my best customer. I had a lot of money at the time too. I was just doing wrong things with my money. I guess God wanted me to live.”

The Long Island native noted that he opened up about his crack addiction in his 2011 book, Flavor Flav: The Icon The Memoir, and that he now feels like a “mouthpiece” to help people avoid similar mistakes.

He also said kids are looking up to rappers more and more these days, and that it’s important artists send the right message.

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