Ten Drug-Addicted Pop Stars

Sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll go together so well that people just wear t-shirts that say, "Sex, Drugs, and Rock 'n' Roll." But what about pop music?

It turns out drugs and pop music go together like money and excess. But in the pop music world, being a substance abuser is a lot less glamorous. Pop musicians are supposed to be bubbly, shiny, perfect beings, not doped-up slack jaws with crazy-ass hair.

It's a double standard. But it's a harsh reality that's forced many entertainers to hide and lie about their addictions for years.

See also: Gucci Mane and Ten Other Drug-Addicted Rappers

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Kat Bein is a freelance writer and has been described as this publication’s "senior millennial correspondent." She has an impressive, if unhealthy, knowledge of all things pop culture.