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Breaking A Bad Habit: Lil Scrappy Checks Into Drug Rehab!

June 1st, 2013 - By Drenna Armstrong
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Lil Scrappy has finally decided to “try” to get himself together after hitting quite a stumbling block in court.

After failing a recent court ordered drug test at a hearing in Atlanta, TMZ learned that he has decided to check into a rehab program. According to his lawyer, Mawuli Mel Davis, Scrappy has admitted to being addicted to marijuana.

If you watched the first season of Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta, you’ve probably heard Scrappy mention he’s on probation (particularly around the time he got into a fight with Stevie J).  Since testing positive for any drug is an automatic violation, his parole could be revoked and Scrappy, real name Darryl Richardson, could wind up back in jail rather quickly.

Davis says Scrappy checked in late Thursday evening and plans to stay there to work on his problem until June 16th when he faces a judge again on the violation charge. The hope is that the judge will see he’s working on breaking this addiction and will show him a little mercy.

One could say that this is just a way for Lil Scrappy to stay out of jail, and you might be right, but there is a chance that he’s legitimately addicted to “the chief.” There’s a fine line between really enjoying something and becoming addicted to it. We’ll see if Scrappy can break his “habit.”

What are your bad habits? Are you working on trying to break them?

Bobbi Kristina Wanted in Rehab

February 20th, 2012 - By Brande Victorian
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Any daughter would have a tough time dealing with the death of their mother, but Bobbi Kristina’s rumored drug past has Whitney Houston’s family especially concerned about how her daughter will handle her passing going forward.

Bobbi was already hospitalized twice in the immediate days following news of Whitney’s death, and after her mother’s funeral Saturday, she went missing for nearly 24 hours, sending her family into a panic. It seems Bobbi slipped away unnoticed while family and friends gathered at a local eatery in Newark, NJ, Saturday afternoon, but when phone calls to Bobbi’s cell phone went unanswered as it was time to transport Whitney’s body to Fairview Cemetery  for burial Sunday morning, her family became extremely worried.

“There was some confusion about Bobbi Kristina’s whereabouts last night for a short time, but she’s OK,” a Houston family spokesperson told The Daily Beast. “She needed some time alone.She is going through a very hard time as you can expect.”

The spokesperson said Bobbi Kristina isn’t on drugs and is simply grieving, but that story conflicts with that of a close family friend who said the family is worried Whitney’s death could cause Bobbi to spiral out of control.

“Cissy and others won’t admit out loud that Bobbi Kristina has a drug problem, but they know it and have been trying to keep her straight even before Whitney passed,” the family friend said. “But losing your mother and the life you’re accustomed to all in one day is enough to send anybody off the deep end.”

Bobbi Kristina was said to have used drugs the night after her mother’s death to ease the pain, and a family associate said Bobby Brown being forced or choosing to leave the homegoing ceremony only made things worse for his daughter, who was reportedly found getting high in a hotel several hours later.

“That hurt Bobbi Kristina, and you know it hurt Whitney,” said the source. “Bobbi Kristina saw her father keep it moving and leave them behind. Whitney had accepted it to some extent, but Bobbi K. is still so angry and was angry before her mom died.”

While some family members wanted to send Bobbi to rehab immediately, others thought it was important for her to be present at Whitney’s burial. With that now completed, Bobbi is expected to be flown to a drug rehab facility in California to help her cope with her addiction and her mother’s death.

“It’s a horrible situation for everybody,” said a close family friend. “They tried to save Whitney, and it didn’t work. Now with Bobbi Kristina, they fear the same thing is happening again and they won’t be able to stop it either. Bobbi Kristina is all Ms. Cissy has left of Whitney. She’s so tired, but she’s ready to fight again to save her grandbaby.”

Do you think Bobbi Kristina needs to be placed in rehab or is she just grieving?

Brande Victorian is a blogger and culture writer in New York City. Follower her on Twitter at @be_vic.

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