"I got beat up a lot. I saw people having sex in alleys. I remember I was five-years-old and this guy with a trenchcoat, needles and crack cornered me," Contactmusic quoted him, as saying. However, the actor insisted that residing in such an area made him despise drugs. "Seeing the devastation on my block, seeing heroin addicts made me think twice about ever getting involved in drugs. It's evil," he said.