Yelawolf Speaks With Brutal Honesty About His Alcoholism and Why He Will Not Stop Drinking (Video)
Yelawolf was recently a guest on ESPN’s Highly Questionable. The show has yielded several noteworthy Hip-Hop-related moments over the last year, including John Starks’ revelation that Biggie’s “I Got a Story to Tell” was a true story, and ScHoolboy Q discussing his scariest moment as a gang banger. Yelawolf’s appearance also led to some deep and unexpected conversation.
After speaking about his childhood and needing to take care of his mom since he was 11 years old, Yelawolf discussed his relationship with Eminem. That led to a recent conversation Em had with Yela about controlling his drinking. Yelawolf quickly interjected “No one controls my drinking but me…God, himself, could not control my drinking.” He then detailed, at length, his problems with alcohol, referencing his autobiographical song “Empty Bottles” from Love Story and concluding that he’s “not into sober life.” When pressed on that statement about sobriety, he says “sobriety sucks.”
The Gadsen, Alabama MC by no means seems to revel in drinking. On the contrary, he appears resigned to the fact that it’s a part of who he is both due to genetics and life circumstance. It’s a stark contrast to the debauchery celebrated by many on records. Check out the video.