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Macy Gray Opens Up About Her Drug Use And The Real Cost Of Her Sudden Fame

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Macy Gray is a Grammy Award-winning singer that we all became obsessed with when her song "I Try" was played repeatedly on every radio station in 2000. No one else sounded like her, and it was one of the funnest songs to sing along with. But Gray admits that she had a hard time dealing with the level of fame that she reached.

Gray appeared on an episode of Oprah's Where Are They Now? and spoke about the changes she went through. “I had a lot of money then, and I had never had money before. And you have people telling you how great you are and screaming out your name.”

She admits that the fame went right to her head. “I was a massive a**hole. I probably made a lot of people upset.”

She didn't only let it affect her attitude, but she also turned to drugs. “My drug use started as a result of being on tour,” Gray said. “My crew was from England. All they did was smoke hash all day, and they knew where to get the good ecstasy. So, you start playing with stuff, and then, suddenly, it’s like a crutch.”

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She explained just how bad it got...

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