Quavo Concerns Fans By Seemingly Admitting To Drug Relapse

Quavo has given fans cause for concern with recent statements alluding to his usage of the prescription drug Xanax. On Sunday (Aug. 27), the rap star made a post on his Twitter seemingly admitting to relapsing on the addictive antidepressant.

“I kno it’s been some years but now I’m taking Xanz,” the 32-year-old wrote without any additional context, leading fans to reach out with messages ranging from words of encouragement to fearful pleas for him to stop using immediately.

“I feel ur pain stay up soldier,” one social media user tweeted, adding, “Be careful and be loved.” Another wrote, “Damn. I hope this ain’t a cry for help. I hope you alright my g.”

One fan pointed out that Quavo’s tweet consisted of lyrics from “Disciples,” a song from his new album Rocket Power. The user noted that Xanax is prescribed to treat anxiety, panic disorder, and victims of extreme mental or emotional trauma.

“I just had my heart froze and now I close my hand/ I ain’t got nothin’ to give, ni**as out here playin’/ I know it’s been some years, but now I’m takin’ Xans,” he raps on the Murda Beatz-produced track. Others attributed his sudden relapse as a mechanism to help him cope with the death of Takeoff, who was murdered in a shooting in Houston in Oct. 2022.

Quavo, who was present at the time of the shooting that took Takeoff’s life, has acknowledged his late nephew and groupmate on numerous occasions, both on social media and in public settings. In February, he performed the tribute track “Without You” at the 65th Annual GRAMMY Awards show.

Released earlier this month, Rocket Power comes less than a full year since Takeoff’s passing and was titled in his honor. The album debuted at No. 18 on the Billboard 200 and was led by the singles “Greatness,” “Turn Yo Clic Up,” and “Who Wit Me.”

The negative effects of prescription drug and opioid use within the Hip-Hop community has been lamented by both artists and fans in recent years. Names like Mac Miller, Lil Peep, and others have had their deaths linked to prescription and opioid drug use, with artists like Travis Scott, Lil Pump, and SmokePurpp to disavowing their own usage as a result.

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