Juicy J has said no to the COVID-19 vaccine, but people on social media will not let him forget the many lyrics he has about his use of prescription drugs throughout his career.
Early Friday morning (March 26), the Three 6 Mafia member wrote in a now-deleted tweet: “If I were you, I wouldn’t get vaccinated, I would wear a mask and take vitamins.”
A Twitter user named @ marcj88 He immediately responded with, “Hey juice. Big fan. You told me to have a sip of sizzurp when I was in the seventh grade. I’m just saying sit on the beach.”
While Juicy J is entitled to share his anti-vax thoughts, many people on Twitter offered the Memphis rapper some drug-related reminders in some of his songs.
One person tweeted: “A zipper and a double Juicy J cup giving health advice?” This line is from the Juicy song “Zip and a Double Cup” from their 2011 Blue Dream and Lean album. Double cups typically contain lean, a mixture of codeine cough syrup, soda, and sometimes candy.
Another person said: “People like Juicy J will take molly or ecstasy, but they ‘don’t trust’ a COVID vaccine. #MakeItMakeSense.” On the 2011 Juicy J track “Get Higher,” he raps, “Take the blunt, dip it in the lean, then turn it on / Pop Molly, drink some orange juice, go up.” This is probably what the social media user was referring to.
A third person wrote: “I think it’s rich that Juicy J has trusted drug companies for decades for various prescription opioids of their choice, but vaccines is where they put their foot,” including three laughing emojis.
Although Juicy is being criticized for his feelings about the coronavirus vaccine, he is not the first rapper to speak out against what the country hopes will offer Americans an eventual sense of normalcy.
During Kanye West’s interview with Forbes Last year, the Chicago native revealed that he had contracted the coronavirus, but also considered the vaccine to be the “mark of the beast.”
According to the Center for Disease Control, as of March 4, there are three types of COVID-19 vaccines: Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson / Janssen. Additionally, President Biden revealed on Thursday (March 25) that he wants to have administered 200 million vaccines by his 100th day in office, which would be around April 23, according to CNBC.
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