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    Mon, 12 Apr 2010 10:11:54

    Lady Gaga Immortalized Even Further by a Newly Coined Drug Reference? - You know you've made it when your name becomes street slang for illicit drugs

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    She really has arrived! Lady Gaga has just ascended to another level of super stardom, since her name is now used in the drug underground as a "euphemism" and/or code name for heroin! Turns out, last week, the Syracuse Police Special Investigations unit was tipped off that heroin was being trafficked and delivered on a bus en route from New York City. When the bus arrived upstate, the cops found a 27-year-old smuggler with 15 grams of heroin in his possession. He was subsequently taken in custody. Post Standard, a local paper, said that the 400 bags, which were hidden inside the passenger's pants and that they were stamped in red ink with the phrase, "Lady Gaga." The authorities estimate that the street value was $6000.

    Surely, Gaga is not a part of any sort of drug smuggling ring, but she is one of many celebs whose names have become synonymous with street drugs. Out on the mean streets, heroin has been christened with many shitty and not-so-creative code names like "The Big H," "Smack," "Dope," "Mud" or "Skag," and has even had a few cooler monikers like "Bart Simpson" and "Dr. Feelgood." Now, we can add Lady Gaga to that short list.

    Is it a backhanded compliment when a star becomes so famous that drug pushers speak about their product in a code words that happen to be his or her name? Lil' Wayne also had a brand of heroin named after him, by the way!

    —Amy Sciarretto
    04.12.10




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