The clear and the cream may help Jason Giambi go yard or Shawne Merriman stop the run, but can these substances help 50 Cent spit mad rhymes or Mary J. Blige warble? Evidently steroids are hip hop performance enhancers.
An ongoing steroid probe in New York a number of stars are involved, including Mary J. Blige, 50 cent, Wyclef Jean, Timbaland, and Tyler Perry. According to the Albany County DA’s office, and unnamed law-enforcement officials,
the stars may have obtained performance-enhancing drugs from doctors, pharmacists and clinics under investigation by Albany County District Attorney P. David Soares. The newspaper cited medical records and testimony from several unidentified witnesses stating that Blige, Fiddy and others, in a bid to appear young and fit, received shipments of prescribed human growth hormone at hotels, production studios, health clubs and private residences, even sometimes using fictitious names.
Apparently singing takes more strength then previously thought. Or, we may see MJB as a DH for the Red Sox in the 2008 season. We can now expect Timbaland to do a Clemens-like interview with Mike Wallace, wherein he refused to submit to a lie detector test because “some say they’er good. Some say they’re not.”
We can now look forward to years of congressional hearings with Grand Master Flash and Melle Mel being questioned about their complicity while performance enhancing substances infiltrated the hip hop world.
yojoe (not on the clear or cream) out