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Joe Budden Gives "Molly" a Bad Rap

The rapper says "popping Molly" nearly killed him during a recent drug relapse.

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By Ben Feuerherd

02/08/13

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Rapper and star of VH1's Love and Hip Hop Joe Budden has spoken out about his nearly-fatal struggle with "Molly," a drug that is rising in popularity in the music scene, earning shout-outs by Madonna and in a recent Kanye West hit. Molly is pure MDMA (the base of party drug ecstasy) and is normally mixed with anything from angel dust to caffeine. "Everyone is speaking about Molly like it's the 'it' thing to do," says Budden, who has battled addiction throughout his music career. But he says his latest relapse with the drug nearly killed him. "I didn't see a problem with the fact that maybe five days would go by without sleeping," he tells Fox 5 News (video below). "I didn't see a problem with the fact that I was maybe hallucinating at times." The New Jersey native and member of rap group Slaughterhouse urges his fan base not to follow in his Molly-popping footsteps, saying: "I thought it was important for somebody to stand up and say: I did that, it was corny."

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