Travie McCoy: I Chose Drugs Over Katy
October 12, 2012
Drugs, high-profile relationships and messy internal drama; Gym Class Heroes offers all the touchstones of a classic Behind The Music in Sunday's all-new episode and TheInsider.com has an exclusive sneak peek of frontman Travie McCoy explaining how all three led to the toughest time in his life.
After the success of Cupid's Chokehold, Travie's relationship with Katy Perry became the target of countless tabloid stories, which not only created strife within the relationship but also the band, further fueling Travie's ongoing drug addiction. "After a while, it wasn't our relationship anymore," he says in TheInsider.com's exclusive sneak peek. "It slowly but surely became the Internet's relationship."
By early 2009, his addiction took control. "I chose drugs over our relationship," Travie says. "It was becoming more and more unhealthy by the day." Travie goes on to say that he felt like Katy was using him and that he quickly began to question his role in their relationship, leading to their split in 2009.
Behind the Music: Gym Class Heroes premieres Sunday at 9 p.m. on VH1.