Rapper Reflects On Hit Song About Drugs, Partying 10 Years Later: ‘None Of Them Are True Anymore’

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Grammy-nominated rap artist Mike Posner reflected on his popular song, “I Took a Pill in Ibiza,” ten years after its release, saying nothing about the lyrics reflects his life anymore. 

The Detroit-based recording artist wrote a lengthy X thread comparing his life now to his life back then.

“on my 26th birthday, i wrote I Took A Pill in Ibiza…10 years ago. The song became popular several years after i wrote it. Yesterday i celebrated my 36th birthday. i feel proud to look at the song lyrics and know that NONE of them are true anymore. I’ve grown into a completely new man…one that i’m proud of,” the post began.

Posner went on to break down the “I Took a Pill in Ibiza” lyrics line by line. The song was nominated for Song of the Year at the 2017 Grammys and has sold more than 6 million units in the United States, per People.

“26:I took a pill in Ibiza to show Avicii I was cool and when I finally got sober, felt 10 years older, but f*** it, it was something to do.” 

“36: i love myself more than ever, no longer do sh** that harms my body to try to get people to like me.”

He continued, discussing how the song bragged about him living in Los Angeles, driving a sports car, and spending “a million dollars on girls and shoes.” The rap artist insists that’s all different now. 

Posner said one decade later, he “donated massive jordan collection, drive 4runner, don’t need to prove anything to anyone other than God, love myself. If i buy myself something nice, it’s because i love myself and i deserve it, not because i’m trying to prove to others i’m good enough.”

The song’s chorus discusses the loneliness Posner experienced after being high on drugs, with lyrics that said, “you don’t ever wanna step off that roller coaster and be all alone.” 

Now, Posner says he doesn’t feel that loneliness. As he shared on X, he’s “not even close to alone. spent a decade creating a community of the most loving high powered friends in the world. massive investment into relationship with my mom and sister… best it’s ever been. relationship with God is on a whole new level.”


He also discussed being in a healthy romantic relationship, achieving personal goals, and becoming “inspiring” to himself and others over the last decade.

The Detroit rapper concluded the X thread by saying, “If you’re going through sh** right now, keep going, you have no idea how good your life may be in 10 years.”

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