Rapper addicted to 'syrup'

Lil Wayne is refusing to give up his penchant for the potentially fatal cough medicine-based drink "syrup" - insisting on leaving his fate in God's hands instead.

The Lollipop rapper is rarely seen without a styrofoam cup in hand, containing the dangerous mix of codeine and juice.

UGK star Pimp C died in December 2007 partly due to his addiction to the drink, but Wayne is adamant he will never give up the vice - or even quit his love of dagga.

And he credits his faith and determination to succeed in his career with helping him to keep his habits under control.

He says, "I depend on God and motivation. I don't depend on cough syrup and marijuana." - Wenn