A Warning To The Ignorant

A Warning To The Ignorant

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Lessons Learned On How To Stay Out Of Jail From TI: "Don't Be A Yuck Mouth. Take Care Of Your Teeth So You Won't Get Addicted To Oxycontin"

I get the feeling that one day in the future as TI is rendered into the annals of rap history the tale of his drug addiction will be modified from an issue of tooth decay and the resulting addiction to oxycontin per his dental plan over to having been shot in a gangsta gun fight while "representing" and needing drugs to relive the pain from the bullet that remains in his body.

The Interview
In his last magazine interview before going to jail Clifford T.I. Harris speaks candidly on his prescription drug addiction.

“I had a lot of work done to my teeth. Oral surgery, extractions, six, seven, eight root canals,” he tells Erik Parker for Vibe magazine. “Between January to February. As soon as I got out, I had a lot of stuff done. In the joint, you eat shit that is unhealthy for you. I had fillings that fell out and stuff that had to get dealt with. Of course for the pain they gave me oxycontin and hydrocodone. And, mind you, on October 13, 2007, I had cut off everything―weed, alcohol. Then I get these pills and I start taking them for the pain at first. And then I’m like, Wait―this shit makes me feel good. And it’s legal. After the pain went away, I kept taking it. I had like five, six prescriptions. So I had, like 80 pills. Everybody else might have a drink or smoke a blunt, I took a pain pill. Times when I had 18-, 20-hour days, I’d take a pain pill. And eventually I developed―I guess―the beginning stages of dependence.”

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