Popular hip-hop star Quando Rondo, 23, is fighting for his life in hospital, according to a post on his Instagram page. And a report viewed by Media Take Out suggests the rapper suffered from an overdose and is now dealing with acute kidney failure.
This account comes from a popular Atlanta blogger who told her readers that Quando “suffered from acute kidney failure after drinking lean, a mix of prescription codeine and candy mixed in a soft drink.”
Lean is an illegal substance made with codeine that includes cough syrup, soda, hard candy, occasionally alcohol, and the antihistamine promethazine. Codeine is derived from the opium poppy plant (similar to morphine) and is one of the weaker opioids. However, it is still highly addictive and potentially harmful to the body. Because of the way opioids short-circuit the brain’s reward response system, it’s possible for a person to develop lean addiction in a relatively short period of time.
Also known as Purple Drank, Sizzurp, Dirty Sprite, and others, Lean became relatively popular in the late ’90s when rappers and other artists referenced the drink in their music. As it is not a packaged and sold product, the composition and quantity of the various components vary significantly, making it quite difficult to study and fully understand all of the effects.
Last night Rondo’s IG page carried the message: “Pray for me I’m fighting for my life in hospital [sic].” The post ended with the hashtag #fuclean.
Quando, who has over 3.7 million followers on Instagram, is believed to be partially responsible for the 2020 killing of Chicago drill rapper King Von. King Von was fatally shot by Rondo’s brother Timothy Leeks, aka Lul Timm, outside a hookah lounge in Atlanta.
Leek is on bail awaiting trial.
Assuming these reports are true, Rondo wouldn’t be the first rapper to face harsh health consequences from drinking Lean. Rapper Lil Keed died of multiple organ failure after drinking Lean in May. He was only 24.
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