Complex: What type of kid were you growing up?
YelaWolf: Well, I was always super smart with my troublemaking. I never got caught. Always was really slick. But I started smoking weed at like 10, 11…
Complex: What other drugs did you do?
YelaWolf: I did mushrooms. I never smoked crack, I never shot up, none of that shit, but anything else pretty much.
Complex: You ever smoked meth?
YelaWolf: Nah, when I was younger, I snorted it though.
Complex: Compare meth to yay.
YelaWolf: Um, well, it’s been so many years. I was doing all this shit at like 16. I cashed out at 18. All I do is drink now. But the difference is, crystal is more clear and up all fucking night, and yay is more like wild party-style. Crystal makes you feel like you wanna run through a wall.
Complex: Was there something that happened at 18 that made you feel like you had to stop doing drugs?
YelaWolf: Yeah, I had did a shitload of acid, mushrooms, and I had this trip that wouldn’t go away. It was like a few days! I got scared. That was off of this shit called “pyramid,” which was like these gel caps… liquid mescaline, just some crazy “white boy” shit. They looked like little black diamonds. I had two, but I took them within an hour. I was fucking tripping balls, as they say. [Laughs.] Anyway, I got off bad off them, and then I went to Alabama, and my boys were like, “Do some mushrooms!” I was like, “I’m telling you man, last time I had a fucked-up experience.” They said, “They ain’t the same! They ain’t the same!” And then I took these fucking things. I swear to you dog, I must have tripped for months.