(AllHipHop News) Rapper Vic Mensa was left scarred for a year by a bad acid trip which almost drove him to suicide.
The Hip-Hop star mentions a life-changing drug experience on the title track of his new album There’s Alot Going On, on which he spits, “I did acid in the studio one day and almost killed myself” – and in a candid interview with the Phoenix New Times, he reveals the track was inspired by a real experience.
Mensa admits he had been using an assortment of recreational drugs when he began rising to prominence, and began to rely on the illegal substances to help him write new rhymes.
“I was in a point of time since probably 2013 where I jumped from drug to drug as, like, a creative crutch,” the 23-year-old explained. “It was really like a handicap, but I got to a point where I just felt like I needed drugs to write, to be creative.”
During one studio session, he and his pals began taking acid, but the drug made him feel really low and he started seriously contemplating ending his life.
“Somehow things just took a really negative turn,” he recalled. “I just felt really low and at the bottom of it, and I was on the ground trying to sink into the floor. Then I went outside and I went to my car. It was near Halloween and I had this toy pistol in my trunk, it was part of my costume. And I’m just glad it wasn’t a real pistol. I was just thinking about bridges and all that suicidal s**t.”
Luckily, the drug soon wore off, but Mensa confesses the depressing experience affected him for months afterward.
“It scarred me for a while. I was definitely dealing with that bad trip for at least a year,” he continued, insisting he has since put his dark past behind him, concluding, “My state of mind is elevated past there.”