Although Mac Miller's "Blue Slide Park" album debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart, criticism of the debut album made the rapper turn to drugs.
During an interview with Complex, Mac Miller said that despite the success of "Blue Slide Park," the first independently distributed hip-hop album to debut atop the chart since 1995, the criticism ultimately made him addicted to promethazine, known as lean.
"A lot of the reviews were more on me as a person," he said. "To be honest, that was even worse. You’re 19, you’re so excited to put out your first album, you put it out -- and no one has any respect for you or for what you did."