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Karrueche Tran apologizes for lean comment following Fredo Santana’s death

Photo credit: Instagram – @FredoSantanassr

Karrueche Tran faced significant backlash for calling lean “lame” after the death of Fredo Santana (born Derrick Coleman) was announced Friday, Jan. 19. The model and actress used Twitter to apologize for the unfortunate timing of the tweet.

The tweet is now deleted but Tran wrote, “LEAN IS WEAK AF #lame #corny #sorrynotsorry.”

Many people criticized the 29-year-old for the insensitive tweet. Santana’s death was due to a fatal seizure and it was known that he was a lean user.

Tran responded by insisting that she wasn’t trying to be insensitive. On Saturday, Jan. 20, she wrote on Twitter:

Someone on Twitter asked Tran why was she apologizing, and she made it known that she stood by her statement, but the timing of her comment was inappropriate.

Santana, who died at 27, opened up about his lean usage and admitted trying to get help for his addiction. Before his death, he was hospitalized for liver and kidney failure. That along with seizures are the effects of the usage of lean which is promethazine that is sometimes mixed with a flavored drink.

Tran isn’t the only one giving her commentary on lean and the Chicago rapper’s death. Santana’s father, whose nickname is Big Shug, shared his sorrow about losing his son on Instagram––.

 

THE WORST DAY OF MY LIFE

A post shared by @ big_shug300 on Jan 20, 2018 at 6:27pm PST

 

R.I.P. Fredo Santana

Sierra Porter
Sierra Porter

Sierra Porter also known as Cee So Dope is a journalist & creative writer from Atlanta, GA. Hip-hop is the most beautiful storyteller I ever met.–Cee

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