Pump up the volume: 50 Cent, Timbaland, Mary J. Blige named in steroid allegations January 15, 2008Posted by rugwu in Entertainment, Photo.
Tags: 50 Cent, Amy Winehouse, Jim Carrey, Mary J. Blige, steroids, Timbaland, Tyler Perry, Wyclef Jean
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And you thought only athletes had their hands in the proverbial ‘roids jar. Turns out the use of human growth hormone (HGH) and steroids may stretch beyond big-headed athletes to all sorts of entertainers and music artists, including Timbaland, 50 Cent, Wyclef Jean, Mary J. Blige and… Tyler Perry?
The Albany Times-Union article that broke the story (and so far cites only confidential sources) says the artists were linked to the illegal drugs through a common trainer at cool-sounding upscale Manhattan gym, Clay. Despite a lack of good ol’ verified scientific evidence, the drugs are increasingly being associated with anti-aging effects, which may explain the artists’ desire for them. Though staying hot in the entertainment biz is a dirty game, like a wise man once said, drugs are bad. Just ask this chick.