'I Try' singer Macy Gray has admitted she only quit drugs because they made her look ''really bad''.
Macy Gray only stopped taking drugs because they made her look "really bad".
The 'I Try' singer - who has taken a number of illegal substances over the years - admits the main reason why she cut down on the amount of drugs she took was because they started affecting the way she looked.
She told The Sunday Telegraph newspaper: "It's vanity, really. At a certain age drugs make you look really bad. When you're 20 you can party all night and look good; you wake up, throw on some sunglasses, you look great. Once you get into your 30s it takes a long time to shake it off. I was like, 'I can't do this anymore, it's starting to show!' "
Although the mother-of-three - who raises children Aanisah, 15, Mel, 14 and Happy, 12, alone - is getting older, she has felt a lot more comfortable in her skin since she turned 40 last September.
She said: "I got over it real quick. I like saying I'm 40 better than I liked saying I was 39, which is like you're on a ledge of something."