Sizzurp is alleged to have been found with rapper T.I. and his wife Tameka Cottle when they were arrested, as reported at TMZ. The pair were arrested for felony possession of a controlled substance in West Hollywood, California.
What is Sizzurp?
Sizzurp is another way to get high and has been celebrated by famous rappers, such as Lil Wayne. It is known under other names, such as Purple Drank. It is a mixture of vodka, soda and cough medicine typically consumed in a Styrofoam cup. According to TMZ, codeine present in the cough syrup in T.I. and Tiny’s alleged Sizzurp falls under the class of drugs for which they were arrested.
Should we be worried about Sizzurp now?
If rapper T.I. has been sippin’ on Sizzurp, you’re not surprised if you follow hip hop. The drink has come to the forefront by famous rappers like Three 6 Mafia. “My drink still pinker than the Easter rabbit,” raps Kanye West. Little Wayne admitted to MTV that he was addicted to the mixture.
Despite the mixture allegedly being in T.I.’s possession, the drink has been popular for a while. But like any narcotic, Sizzurp can be deadly. Rapper Pimp C, for example, died from the drink. Certain narcotics are more popular in particular areas and Sizzurp is at epidemic levels in the South.
Fans will have to wait and see what happens to Tameka and especially T.I., who is recently out of jail for illegal firearms possession. Tweeted Tameka after the arrest, “Jus wanted 2say thank u 2every1 dats been leaving encouraging msgs & prayers! We love u guys:) going 2bed now! So glad 2b n a nice clean bed$” According to MTV, T.I. and Tameka are due back in court on Friday.
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