Emtee celebrates 10 years sober, but some fans aren’t convinced

Emtee. Picture: Instagram

Emtee. Picture: Instagram

Published Aug 25, 2023


Emtee took to X (formerly known as Twitter) to share that he’s been sober from alcohol for 10 years now.

The announcement caught many by surprise due to the ‘Roll Up’ rapper’s often unhinged public behaviour.

He also described alcohol as “the devil” and referred to himself as a “stoner” (marijuana smoker).

“Mane I’m proud of myself,” he shared. “10 years sober from alcohol. That thing is the devil. Stoners be down to earth like a mf.”

One fan responded to the post by sharing that he too had been off alcohol for a while. “I'm eight years out Big Hustle. And the Kush really does help the creative mind ease down through the unnecessary dramas we all face in our realities.”

Another doubted that the 30-year-old was actually sober. “you once said you were sober from smoking weed then 2 days later you went live uzibhemela🤣🤣”

@nashmenemene shared similar sentiments, “Mane why do you have to lie to people? They don't pay your bills to just lie like that. Be a Man and stand for your Shit.”

Over the years, many have attributed Emtee’s erratic behaviour and career regression to alleged substance abuse.

One of his first mainstream controversies came back in 2017 when a seemingly inebriated/high Emtee accidentally flashed his penis during an Instagram Live.

"Last night was lit,” he said during the Live while relieving himself in the bathroom at his home before he accidentally pointed the camera towards his private parts as he tried to flush the toilet.

The video and screenshots of the incident quickly went viral and trended on social media.