Even though Jack Harlow makes music perfect for a party playlist, the 23-year-old revealed he abandoned hard booze after 2020 and hasn't looked back. He's opening up about what led to this decision in a new interview…
On the heels of his booming new single "Nail Tech," Jack caught up with Apple Music's Zane Lowe and chatted for the first time publicly about why he quit drinking. He was adamant that "he never had a problem" with alcohol, but he still felt the need to change his lifestyle.
As early as his tour in fall 2019, he asked himself, "If I don't drink at all, what could it do for me?" Jack claimed he was only sipping a few times per week, though the accessibility was slowly becoming overwhelming.
"As an artist, you just end up getting handed drinks," he said. "It's just in front of you. It's in the studio. You have dinner after dinner."
These days, Jack says going sober is "one of the greatest decisions I've ever made." He explained that alcohol made him feel "numb," and now he feels "raw feelings I felt when I was 8 years old."
The Kentucky-bred rapper hinted at his sobriety on his breakout hit "What's Poppin" with the fan-favorite lines, "Gotta cherish the present / I'm drinking water and wearing protection / Got a career and I'm very invested!"
Jack initially announced that he had removed alcohol from his life last August in a viral IG post: "Maybe I'll never take another sip, who knows? 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."
Lil Yachty is another popular artist who leads a drug-free existence.
As far as other drugs go, Jack told DJBooth in 2020 that weed makes him "self-conscious," psychedelics make him "nervous and emotional" and stimulants like Adderall make him "delusional."
He seems to be doing more than fine experimenting with things like ranch dressing soda instead.