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At the time of his transfer to Long Beach Medical Center, Hamilton called into Tony Touch's show on Sirius Radio to discuss how the mental institution is a natural extension of the music industry.
"In this hospital I can really be my natural self," Hamilton said. "Just like I am in the industry but everyone is so content with putting up this fake imagery that you feel like being yourself ruins your image. Everything I've done in this industry, whether it was based on outside speculation, peer pressure, or the outside feeling I was being extorted or the outside feeling I was buggin out, I remained true to me."
It remains to be seen how this news will alter Hamilton's already-poor reputation. It's unfortunate, as he showed some true initial potential in his career but has steadily lost fans through a series of erratic behavior such as claiming J Dilla executive produced his mixtape, sending a bizarre open letter to Eminem and now this.