Lil Wayne is admitting he has/had a substance abuse problem ... specifically sizzurp.
The rapper claims he frequently pounded the codeine-based drink, often spoken about by artists in his genre in an attempt to sound hard, but only 'cause he was "sick."
Wayne spilled his guts in a new documentary-style video shot by one of his pals, saying he first started drinking the stuff when idol Pimp C would often rap about it.
Pimp C died of an overdose of sizzurp in 2007.
Im'ma letchu in on a li' summin...
Weezy claims he relied on the gangsta beverage as he became more famous, saying he needed the drink to help him cope with the pressure of being a celebrity.
However, he insisted he quit using the stuff last year, and in the video his buddy shot, Wayne explains he no longer needs it because, "I'm not sick anymore."
Sounds like someone realized "How to Love" himself.
We just hope T.I. and Tiny follow his mature lead.
[Photo: Fame Pictures]