Drake admits to taking drugs to cope with pressures of fame

“Have I sipped codeine before? Yeah, of course. Have I smoked weed? Yes. Do I drink wine? Yes.

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“Have I sipped codeine before? Yeah, of course. Have I smoked weed? Yes. Do I drink wine? Yes. But do I do it excessively? No. I’m not a reckless guy. I do it all within moderation”.

Drake spoke with British broadsheet newspaper The Guardian about the stresses of being an artist at the top of their game. Take Care, the Toronto native’s sophomore album dropped last year and he spoke of the increasing weight on his shoulders in recent months. Going on to underline that while it is in moderation, he does turn to mind-altering substances in order to loosen up.

“You get artists in this position who go crazy and don’t know how to handle it,” he said. “There are people who have killed themselves. There’s the overwhelming stress, how tired you are, the weight on your shoulders of going out there and giving 18,000 people entertainment… it’s a lot of pressure”.

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