Yelawolf might have found happiness when recording his latest LP Love Story, but he is still dealing with some somber issues. The Alabama rapper was recently a guest on ESPN’s Highly Questionable hosted by Dan Le Batard and Bomani Jones and revealed his problems with alcohol are serious.
Despite encouragement from Eminem to go clean, he said struggles with his usage. “No one controls my drinking, but me,” he said. I’m the only person that can control that. God himself could not control my drinking. I’m admittedly an alcoholic and it’s a problem. I wrote a song about it called “Empty Bottles” on Love Story. You know, I’m not proud of it but it’s in my genes. I do take breaks. I was sober for five months. That was my last sober streak. I’m back drinking again. It is what it is.”
When asked why he doesn’t try harder at sobriety, the Shady MC said he doesn’t like it and warned people not to look up to him. “I can’t deal with sober. It just sucks,” he said. “I’m not a role model. I don’t expect people to watch this or parents to watch this and go buy my album because I am a role model. I’m not that guy. I’m just doing me, and if I wanna drink I’m gonna drink. If I wanna party, I’m gonna party. That’s it. Drinking is my vice. When I’m done working, I’m gonna have a drink, that’s what I’m gonna do.”
At least Yelawolf is aware he was an issue. That is usually the first step to getting help. Hopefully, he will make that step sooner than later.