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Rev. Run offers addiction advice to Lil Scrappy


Rev. Run says he was addicted to marijuana like Lil Scrappy 

During his sit-down at V-103 Atlanta about his impending rehab stint, Lil Scrappy received sound advice from a hip-hop legend. Rev. Run called in to the “Ryan Cameron Show” to offer prayer for the rapper. According to Run, like Scrappy he once suffered a crippling addiction to marijuana, one he says a higher power delivered him from.

“I used to smoke so much that I called my manger in the early ’80s crying. It started controlling my life. He [Jesus] delivered me from weed and alcohol and I don’t touch it,” said Run. “I’m good, it’s been like 20 years. No one smoked more weed than I did.”

Rev Run shot in New York CityNovember 7, 2005© Statia Molewski

When Scrappy asked for advice specifically on how to overcome the issue, the Run-D.M..C rapper broke it down like this:

“I didn’t stop being Run because I stopped smoking weed. It sounds very cliche but when I tell you it was way over the top. I was tired of the ashes in my car and my clothes. … Anytime you need me at all you can call.”

Rev. Run then offered to call in again to the radio show to pray for the emcee.

Lil Scrappy will turn himself in to an in-patient rehab facility later today. -danielle canada