Fredo Santana Reponds via Twitter to Russ's Advertised message about drug abuse.

Yesterday, rapper Russ posted a picture of himself in a black t-shirt that said: "How much Xans and lean do you have to do before you realize you're a f**cking loser."

He captioned the photo, "After show. Message".

Russ' post caused some controversy on Twitter. Some agreed with his "message" and felt that doing drugs such as Xanax and Lean doesn't make you look cool, while others believe that some of the people doing the drugs are suffering from addiction and other mental health issues. Rapper Fredo Santana saw Russ' post and made this response.

"Until I can stop thinking about my dead homies and the trauma that I been thru in my life that's when I'll stop [smirking purple devil emoji]."

Drug use isn't a simple topic, and there are many reasons why people choose to self-medicate. However, both artists are entitled to their opinions, and it's good the conversation is being had.

I feel everyone deserves to be educated on drugs and drug abuse, although the message has to be delivered properly. It's a sensitive subject already and to have it be badgered into someone with this addiction is not going to fix the person instead drive them to do more. 

The psychological affects that derive from depression or low self esteem may be one of the leading causes of drug abuse and in that regard, every comment, statement and action toward this person might be taking in the wrong text due to their mental state at the time of being receptive to this type of information.

Lets all be mindful, conversate and get through this. This will be a never ending story that we can atleast manipulate with proper education to create better outcomes in the future.


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