Lil Wayne, 2 Chainz and Other Rappers Who Love Purple Drank

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Double Cup Love.

Lean, purple drank, sizzurp — whatever you want to call it, it’s a big thing in the hip-hop industry. The concoction that includes prescription-strength cough syrup (containing codeine and promethazine) mixed with sprite is almost every rapper’s fave. But be careful, it can harm your health. Just ask Lil Wayne who has been hospitalized a few times behind the drink. And if too much is consumed, it can be fatal. Two of hip-hop’s greats, legendary rapper Pimp C and Houston-based DJ Screw have died from sipping sizzurp.

In an interview, after Pimp C’s death, his other half of UGK, Bun B, said, “Anyone out there thinking about sippin’ syrup or currently abusing syrup, [you] may want to take very a good look at yourself, a long look at yourself.” But these tragic happenings haven’t stopped rappers from sipping, and it doesn’t look like they’ll be putting their double cups down soon.

Lil Wayne performs onstage during day 1 of the 2016 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival Weekend 2 at the Empire Polo Club on April 22, 2016 in Indio, California

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