Whether you love or hate him, Justin Bieber is one of the most successful pop artists of his generation, which is pretty impressive given that his vocabulary is almost shockingly small.
Now, it seems like the young Usher protégé is out of words to express love, or what he might recognize as the thing that makes teenage girls commit themselves to Bieber Fever, or even the thing that made this guy spend $100,000 on surgery to look like Justin.
But I digress. Selena Gomez’s ex doesn’t know how else to describe the feeling of being in love except to say, “Love is like appreciation, mixed in a double cup of Sprite.”
What’s he talking about?
TMZ was the first to point out that in his new song “We Were Born for This,” Bieber alludes to the dangerous concoction of promethazine and codeine cough syrup, mixed with any sweet beverage. The drink is associated with euphoria, drowsiness, and lethargy, as well as hallucinations and has been connected with seizures and the deaths of rappers Pimp C and Big Moe.
The drink has reportedly been around since the 1960s. The cough syrup has since been discontinued by Actavis, but Justin hasn’t been shy about his love of the recreational narcotic, which led to his arrest for drunk driving in 2013. Justin has frequently been photographed with the large Styrofoam “double cup” linked to sizzurp, and even now, he can’t seem to stay away.
Karen Lo is an associate editor at The Daily Meal. Follow her on Twitter @appleplexy.