After beating out 5,000 other contestants in 1998's "Wanna Be A VJ" competition, an 18-year-old Jesse Camp became a high-profile "video jockey" on MTV, which was still riding high during the peak of its cultural relevance. But his eccentric look, dry sense of humor and distinctively high-pitched voice made viewers wonder if he was under the influence as he introduced their favorite videos. During a Friday interview with HuffPost Live's Ricky Camilleri, Camp set the record straight about what substances he was using when and how he ultimately decided to end his "hardcore drug era."
Watch Camp discuss his drug use in the video above, and click here for the full HuffPost Live conversation.
Sign up here for Live Today, HuffPost Live’s morning email that will let you know the newsmakers, celebrities and politicians joining us that day and give you the best clips from the day before.
ALSO ON HUFFPOST:
The Morning Email helps you start your workday with everything you need to know: breaking news, entertainment and a dash of fun. Learn more