Since being popularized by Houston legend DJ Screw in the 1990s, Lean has become the drug of choice for many in hip-hop culture. However, the combination of promethazine and codeine can pose serious dangers to your health and has been linked to numerous deaths—including the death of DJ Screw.
Lil Wayne’s seizures have also been linked to the use of lean. The Young Money rapper publicly condemned the drug while acknowledging the degree of his addiction early in his career.
Now, Wiz Khalifa—a known cannabis connoisseur—is using his platform to speak out against the drug.
“You know I was doing a lot of thinking..because I like to think a lot,” Wiz said in a video posted to Instagram on Saturday (Nov. 11). “And you know when a lot of people follow one trend or find themselves doing the same thing that everyone else is doing, you don’t really get someone who speaks for the other side. So I’m gonna just go ahead and speak for the other side. Lean is lame.”
Wiz said he wants those who don’t indulge in lean use to “feel empowered” and know that the drug is wack.
Take a look at the video below.