RAPPER Drake has confessed he resorted to drugs to cope with the pressures of fame.
The musician became a household name in 2010 after his debut album Thank Me Later topped the charts in America, but he has revealed his career comes at a price as he feels an “overwhelming stress” as an artist and he has taken substances “in moderation” to relax.
“Have I sipped codeine before? Yeah, of course. Have I smoked weed? Yes. Do I drink wine? Yes,” he said.
“But do I do it excessively? No. I’m not a reckless guy. I do it all within moderation.”
“You get artists who go crazy and don’t know how to handle it. There are people who have killed themselves.
“There’s the overwhelming stress, how tired you are, the weight on your shoulders of going out and giving 18,000 people entertainment … It’s a lot of pressure.
“It’s scary for me to say this on record, but artists are only human, and we seek validation like everyone else.
“You just have to come to the conclusion that it’s OK, there are going to be people who like you and people who don’t. Luckily, there are millions of people who love me and a few who don’t.”
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