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Juicy J blames drugs for Three 6 Mafia’s breakup

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Ahead of Three 6 Mafia’s Verzuz battle with Bone Thugs-N-Harmony this week, Juicy J joined Nas and Miss Info for the fifth episode of “The Bridge: 50 Years of Hip Hop,” podcast on Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2021. During the episode, the Memphis, Tennessee, native said that drugs led to Three 6 Mafia’s breakup.

Juicy J went on to blame “the wildest drugs” for the group’s demise after Nas asked him to specify the type of drugs he was referencing.


“From heroin to meth to cocaine, all kinds of pills,” Juicy explained. “A lot of drugs were consumed during the times we was [sic] together. When everybody was sober and s—, everybody’s on the same page. But when cocaine’s involved, things change. But I’m not pointing a finger at nobody. It happened.”

He went on to say that he couldn’t pinpoint any other external or internal factor that drove the group apart when reminiscing about why they went their separate ways.


“It’s the drugs, I can’t think of nothing else,” he continued. “That was the main thing that was really f—ing everything up. You know, why people weren’t showing up at the studio, weren’t handling the business, the business was crazy and everything was folding. It’s just the drugs.”

Juicy J also explained that he was never judgemental about his group member’s drug use, as he indulged in drinking promethazine and taking Xanax on occasion, but noted that it wasn’t as frequent as everyone else.

He said there were instances when they “couldn’t wake up” and recounted a time when he had to repeatedly hit Lord Infamous to wake him up because Juicy J thought he was dead.

“I’ve seen a lot of crazy things. A lot of drugs just took down the group,” he said.

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