Atlanta rapper 2 Chainz needs answers. The hip-hop veteran has come forward to share his thoughts on reports claiming marijuana smoking could increase the likelihood of getting COVID-19.
Deuce went online this weekend and kept things 100. The hip-hop veteran shared an article singling out cannabis smokers and didn’t hold back on questioning marijuana getting called out.
“What about cigarettes , cigars , heroin , crack , meth ?? Or only reefa ? 🤔Asking for a friend” -2 Chainz’s Instagram
This week, reports emerged about the connection between COVID-19 and cannabis. Some outlets claim smoking marijuana could increase the risk for more severe issues from coronavirus.
“What happens to your airways when you smoke cannabis is that it causes some degree of inflammation, very similar to bronchitis, very similar to the type of inflammation that cigarette smoking can cause,” said pulmonologist Dr. Albert Rizzo, chief medical officer for the American Lung Association. “Now you have some airway inflammation and you get an infection on top of it. So, yes, your chance of getting more complications is there.” (CNN)
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This week, music mogul Diddy shared an emotional public service announcement about the coronavirus impacting African Americans more than other races. The New York rap executive said now is the time for blacks to come together to find the solution dealing with COVID-19.
“This is not a test. This is a real, life or death, state of emergency. I’m calling out to the African American community to give you some facts. We are in a life or death state of emergency. One out of ten Americans are black. One out of two of the corona fatalities are black. We are in trouble my people. We have to come together. We have to communicate. They’re not going to give us any time on the news. They’re not going to come up with the solutions for us. We have to come up with our own solutions.” -Diddy’s Instagram
Before You Go
Diddy also shared alarming numbers to back up his statement. Puffy revealed a majority of the hardest hit states are made up of black victims.
“Check this out. In Illinois, out of 15 percent, 42 percent is African American. In Louisiana, African American [makes up 70 percent]. In Michigan, 41 percent African American. Out of 16,000 deaths, 8,000 of them are African American. So tonight I’m putting together an incredible panel.”