by Chinwe Okafor
His looks alone is suggestive.
Controversial artiste, Terry G, publicly admitted to Punch Newspapers that the people’s perception over his drug use was indeed true.
The artiste indulgence in hard substance is known by those close to him but he even admitted it was an actress that introduced him to the use of hard drugs.
Though he didn’t mention the name of the actress, the singer said it was never really his intention to get into drugs.
He said, “People actually see me as a very bad guy, so it does not surprise me when I go to certain places and they offer me some things because they think I already indulge in them. It was a gathering of celebrities and they say when you are in Rome act like a Roman. I was offered and I did not want to be seen as the odd one out, so I indulged in it with them.”
The artiste tried cocaine when he was introduced to it but quickly quit its usage when he noticed it didn’t have an effect on him- aside the fact that he decided to come back to his senses. “I am the first born of my family and I felt it would not be good to continue with such. Also, God has blessed me with enough energy. My fans know me to be very energetic and I believe that anything that could slow me down can kill me. I spoke to myself because the substance normally slowed me down and I decided to stop it. While I indulged in it, nobody knew because I know how to control myself.
“[So] I cut off all relationships that I had with that set of people. We stopped communicating. I have never bought it before in my life, so it was easy to stop once I cut those people off.”
Apparently, aside the drug usage, there was a rumor that the artiste decided to add ‘Zuz’ to his name. Imagine the power en mass that came with such attribute and then the influence of the substance.
To that however, he said, “That is what they think. Jesus is a name. They should make their findings, I am a child of God and I will never blaspheme. The name Jesus has been in existence even before our Lord was born. The only comma there is Christ. I cannot call myself Christ. The spelling of my name is different. It is Terry G Zuz, not Terry Jesus. But based on the fact that I love controversy, I did not mind. It is just the same way I said people should be calling me Lucifer. I knew it was going to create controversy but what I meant was ‘look see far.’ Our elders often say that what they can see sitting down, a child cannot see it even if he climbs a tree and that is what informed the name. I like thinking out of the box.”