March 25th, 2013
05:09 PM ET
While he is doing much better now, Lil Wayne gave fans quite the scare with his recent health crisis.
A CNN story about his hospitalization, past issues with drug use and the seeming reticence in the hip hop community when it comes to rehab stirred more than a few comments.
Reacting to how many rappers include drug references in their music, a commenter named Ratburl said, "If these people use drugs that's fine it's your life but I think writing songs about it is the wrong approach."
Reader SharpTooth weighed in, "I tend to agree but this hip-hop culture for the past 2 decades has not been good. Degrading women, violence, degrading police and authority...not good."
Zachary Zarko commented, "Rappers create a culture that idolizes drugs, violence, guns, gangs, prison, and disrespects women. To gain street cred, all a rapper needs to do is get arrested on a drug or weapons charge, or impregnate several 'baby mommas.'"
A reader using the name Stick chimed in, "I ask myself why Elvis never went to rehab for his coke addiction? Or why the Beatles never got treated for their addiction to LSD strips and other hallucinogens? Fact is, drugs are present in all genres of music. Attributing it to only rap music is foolish and ignorant. If the person wants help the[n] they'll get it. If not then let them die. It doesn't affect you or how you go on about your day."
Wayred65 took liberties with a common pop culture saying by writing, "Sex, drugs and the grave yard. A rappers life."
What do you think? Do you agree with the commenters?
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