Why did Jack Harlow stop drinking? Rapper says 'haven’t had a single sip of alcohol in 2021'
Alcohol and smoking are two habits that go hand-in-hand with pop culture but looks like Jack Harlow isn’t very fond of that anymore. The ‘Whats Poppin’ hitmaker, who decided to embrace sobriety in 2019, shared the latest update on his lifestyle, revealing that he hasn’t had "a single sip of alcohol in 2021".
The 23-year-old rapper posted a lengthy update on his official Instagram account shedding light on the changes he was making in his lifestyle. The Kentucky native revealed that he will never take another sip adding that earlier his favorite vice used to be drinking and that he never liked to smoke. Speaking of going sober, artists such as Doja Cat, rapper Schoolboy Q and Royce Da 5'9" also took the same route recently.
‘I’m prepared to become a well-oiled machine’
While posting a picture of him flaunting a jumbo iced-out chain, Harlow shared an update with his three million followers on Instagram. While talking about being sober, he said, “Haven’t had a single sip of alcohol in 2021. Going the rest of the year without it. Maybe I’ll never take another sip, who knows?” The acclaimed hip-hop artist then continued, “My favorite vice was definitely drinking (I don’t like to smoke) but if I learned anything this year it’s that I don’t need it.”
He further stated, “I don’t usually say a lot in my captions because it feels like anything worth telling y’all I should just put in my songs…but today felt like a good time for a life update” concluding, “I’m really grateful for how far we’ve come and I want you to know I appreciate all of you. But I’m hungrier right now than I’ve ever been. I’m prepared to become a well-oiled machine to take this s**t to the next level. See you soon.” Jack Harlow had first given a hint about going sober in 2019 when he tweeted a poll asking fans which one out of meat and alcohol should he give up first. “Which one should I give up for the rest of the tour?” Even though the majority of the fans voted for meat, Jack Harlow clearly went the other way.
Which one should I give up for the rest of the tour ?— Jack Harlow (@jackharlow) October 29, 2019
‘Alcohol makes me bloated and tired’
Harlow had also discussed his sobriety in 2020 in an interview with DJ Booth. According to the website Genius, the rapper while talking about his EP ‘Sweet Action’ had said, “The goal is to get out of thinking and into feeling. That’s why so many of us turn to substances and little tricks to get us in that space. I’ve been recording sober a lot—most of this EP was recorded sober, maybe all of it. You just have to get in a space and you have to will yourself into it. I don’t walk into the studio and be in a space of creating something great. You have to start writing, and then you… There’s a moment, I’m sure you know, when you know you’re on to something, and it’s exciting to continue.”
Harlow also shared, “I’ve just tried a lot of the vices now, and I’ve realized there [are] more cons than pros.” Explaining further, he said, “Not even in a smart, long-term fashion. Smoking weed makes me self-conscious, so there’s no way I can write anything confidently. Alcohol makes me bloated and tired, so I don’t have the energy to work. And psychedelics make me nervous and emotional. So, I don’t have a go-to. Adderall makes me delusional. Everything has this downside to it, and I realized that sobriety is my best bet.”
'Happy to see that he chose to stay sober’
A few social media users took to Twitter to applaud Harlow’s decision of going sober and how inspiring his decision was. One fan shared, “Jack Harlow being a sober king has just furthered my point on how wholesome of a dude he is.” Another stated, “Remember in his No Jumper interview Jack Harlow said he was drinking before his shows to the point where he would be completely faded and didn’t feel his best on stage. I’m happy to see that he chose to stay sober and I hope he feels proud of himself.”
The next one posted, “WE PROUD OF U @jackharlow OUR SOBER KING.” One user added, “tf i care if jack drinks or not? still a fan.” Whereas, one user posted, “He don’t need to explain himself to a gotdamn soul.” And, one concluded while quoting lyrics from ‘Whats Poppin’, “He meant it when he said, “My body got rid of them toxins.”
Jack Harlow being a sober king has just furthered my point on how wholesome of a dude he is 🥲🥲🥲 pic.twitter.com/QGZspT2q81— Manda (@spittingcobra_) August 16, 2021
I remember in his No Jumper interview Jack Harlow said he was drinking before his shows to the point where he would be completely faded and didn’t feel his best on stage. I’m happy to see that he chose to stay sober and I hope he feels proud of himself.— jc 🖕🏽 (@letterboxdaya) August 15, 2021
WE PROUD OF U @jackharlow OUR SOBER KING 🙏🏾❤️❤️— CARLSS💗|MOOSE GANG (@mrsfallbackk) August 15, 2021
tf i care if jack drinks or not? still a fan 🥴— J 🍷 (@tommyturps) August 15, 2021
He don’t need to explain himself to a gotdamn soul.— Bassy Jonez 👺 (@BassyJonez) August 15, 2021
@Stay_Cruel he meant it when he said, “My body got rid of them toxins.”— xMag1cxM1kex (@xMag1cxM1kex) August 15, 2021