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Did Lil Wayne Sniff Cocaine During An Interview? Why Fans Are Convinced This Video Is Proof

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Did Lil Wayne Sniff Cocaine During An Interview? Why Fans Are Convinced This Video Is Proof

The old adage "sex, drugs, and rock'n'roll" has now been updated to read "sex, drugs, and hip hop," because hip hop is, of course, the most dominant musical force in the world today. It goes without saying, then, that the most famous rappers in the world sometimes have had a tangle or two with various drugs. 

But Lil Wayne (real name: Dwayne Michael Carter) has had more than his fair share of issues with drugs, both in the past and in the present. However, there's a certain video circulating on the Internet, as we speak, which suggests that the "Lollipop" rapper's struggle with drugs is more real than we all thought. According to some eagle-eyed fans, Lil Wayne was caught on camera sniffing cocaine.

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But is it true: did Lil Wayne sniff cocaine during an interview? Let's look at what we know. 

1. Did Lil Wayne sniff cocaine during an interview? Why some fans think he did. 

Not long ago, Lil Wayne — who also revealed himself to to be The Robot on the Super Bowl episode of The Masked Singer — went on The Drink Champs podcast to promote his new album, Funeral. While there, he started smoking a lot of marijuana but at one point during the interview, he leaned over and appeared to snort something really hard. That led fans to speculate that he was snorting cocaine. You can check out the video from the podcast, along with the incriminating evidence, above. 

2. He has struggled with drug abuse in the past. 

This isn't the first time that Lil Wayne has struggled with the scourge of addiction. Most notably, he's struggled with his addiction to lean, which is a codeine-based syrup mixed with soda (usually Sprite or 7-Up) and Jolly Ranchers. The last time he was hospitalized for the side effects of a lean addiction — most notably, his seizures — was in September of 2017.

3. Lil Wayne had his stomach pumped from drugs in 2013. 

At one point, Lil Wayne's drug addiction was so bad  he had to have his stomach pumped. In 2013, he was hospitalized for what was referred to as a "seizure stemming from a drug overdose." It was unclear which drugs were in his system but reports indicated that it took three separate pumps to get all the drugs out of his system. 

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4. In December 2019, cocaine was found on his private plane. 

Just before the Christmas holiday, federal agents — who were acting on a tip — stopped Lil Wayne's private plane as it landed in Miami International Airport. When federal agents raided the aircraft, they discovered both guns and drugs — including cocaine — on the aircraft. However, Lil Wayne was "cleared" to leave the scene by the federal agents, which suggests that officials determined that the drugs did not belong to him. 

5. He tried to downplay the December 2019 raid. 

Not long after word got out about his alleged possession of cocaine on the private plane, Lil Wayne tweeted that everything was "all goody," and insisted that the federal agents got their wires crossed. He also tweeted his support of the Green Bay Packers. You can check out the tweet below. 

6. But he hasn't commented on this latest escapade. 

As of this writing, Lil Wayne hasn't made a comment — either via Twitter or otherwise — about this little incident of allegedly sniffing cocaine on a podcast. (To be fair, neither have the podcast hosts.) However, we will keep you apprised if, and when, anything changes with regards to that — and for some reason, we're pretty sure we'll be hearing from Weezy F. Baby soon enough. 

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Bernadette Giacomazzo is an editor, writer, publicist, and photographer whose work has appeared in Teen Vogue, People, Us Weekly, The Source, XXL, HipHopDX, The Los Angeles Times, The New York Post, BET.com, and more.