Lil Mo Says Abusive Marriage Led To An Opioid Addiction


Lil Mo debuted the music scene as Missy Elliot’s protege. She is known for her pen game in the music industry after writing Ja Rule’s “I Cry” and “Put It On Me.” When not working with Ja Rule, she contributed her vocals on Missy Elliot’s work, most notably the classic hit, “Hot Boyz.”


After being signed to Elektra Records, Lil Mo was able to drop some classic hits of her own including, “Ta Da,” “Superwoman Pt.ll,” “4 Ever,” and “Hot Girls.” From that point, Lil Mo would go on to release 4 studio albums, eleven music videos, and fourteen singles.


Aside from her work as a soloist, In today’s generation, Lil Mo may be known for her appearances on reality television.


Fans may recall seeing Lil Mo on Love and Hip-Hop New York, R&B Divas: Los Angeles, Marriage Boot Camp, and Couples Court. Most of the time she appeared alongside her ex-husband, Boxer, Karl Dargan whom she married in 2014.


During her marriage Lil Mo made it through one of the biggest battles of her life, and she's now sharing that pain with the world on Power 105.1's The Breakfast Club.


From claims of him spitting on her to him actually putting his hands on the "Superwoman" chanteuse, Lil Mo didn't bite her tongue one bit when addressing her rough encounters with Dargan.

Sadly, the physical and emotional abuse also led her to start taking opioids to relieve the pain. Talking candidly with The Breakfast Club crew, Mo states:

"I would wake up, I would take a Percocet 30, Adderall, all this stuff just to start my day. This is expensive and it don’t make you feel no better. I thought I was cool. I was a functioning addict because I could wake up and take a pill. But I got all my teeth. I don’t look like I take pills. I didn’t have the gray skin. I was still able to perform but my soul? I was a dead woman walking."

Throughout the rest of the interview, she also addresses how she got out of the situation, the way she explained it all to her kids and also how she feels about Karl currently amongst other topics.


Take a look below to watch the full interview:


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