Offset Credits Cardi B For Inspiring Him To Quit Using Codeine: "I Was Drinking My Whole Career"

    “It opened my mind up, but I never thought it helped me create.”

    This post contains discussion of substance abuse.

    Offset and Cardi B have gone through their share of ups and downs — but these days, the two seem to be stronger than ever.

    Cardi and Offset

    In an interview with Variety, Offset shared that Cardi even helped him quit his habit of using codeine.


    "I put down lean," Offset revealed. "I was drinking my whole career. It opened my mind up, but I never thought it helped me create." Now, he said, "I feel like getting past that, cleaning up, and putting that message out.”

    Offset onstage

    Offset praised Cardi B and their family for the inspiration. “My bestie!” Offset proclaimed. "We both are on the same mission to make each other better."

    Offset on the red carpet with children

    He also shared that the two have each other's back and support each other through their strengths. "Social is her strong point, so I listen to her social advice," Offset said. "And me, it’s the music, but I play behind the scenes." He clarified, "I want to make sure she win."

    Cardi and Offset

    And Cardi's on the same page. "What I appreciate about my husband is that no matter what issue I am having personally or professionally, I know he will take care of me and our family. It’s handled," she said. "I know that I have a man who has my back for real."

    Offset kissing Cardi's hand

    You can read the full interview here.

    If you or someone you know is struggling with substance abuse, you can call SAMHSA’s National Helpline at 1-800-662-HELP (4357) and find more resources here.