Flavor Flav, an American rapper and hype man, has paused to consider how he conquered a crack addiction that cost him almost $1 million per year.
On the “Off The Record” Spotify podcast by DJ Akademiks, the Public Enemy hype guy revealed the truth.
The hardest challenge Flav has ever faced was quitting narcotics, and he believes God spared him so he could live to tell his tale.
He claimed he spent $2400 each day on crack and kept it a secret from his loved ones, including Chuck D and the other members of the PE band.
Flavor Flav: The Icon The Memoir, the rap legend’s 2011 book, was the first to discuss his crack use. He tells Ak he was his own biggest and best customer, on account of having a lot of money during his heyday.
Flav also frowned upon today’s hip hop landscape, noting how rappers are filling their lyrics with drug use, which doesn’t leave him very hopeful for the future.
He also predicted that crack will be around as long as there are humans.