Blake Shelton Tells Wild Story About Once Flushing Bag of Weed Down Toilet at McDonald’s

by Katie Maloney
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Blake Shelton is always finding new ways to entertain us.

Whether he’s cracking jokes on “The Voice,” releasing new hit songs, or telling us outrageous stories, Blake Shelton never ceases to entertain us. And his recent interview with “The Rob and Holly Show” is no different. Shelton stopped by the show to promote his new album, Body Language. While there, Shelton decided to share a hilarious story from his past. Obviously, Blake Shelton is a huge star today. But every celebrity starts somewhere and Shelton put in his time booking weird gigs to make a name for himself. During his interview, the hosts asked Shelton to share some of the strangest places he ever booked gigs. The first story Shelton shared was about a radio station promotional job he played when he was just starting out. During the gig, Shelton had to pump gas for patrons at an Exxon in Connecticut.

Yes, that’s kind of weird and definitely not glamorous. But it certainly wasn’t the strangest gig Shelton ever booked. He quickly revealed an even crazier experience he had in Birmingham, Alabama.

“I had to do a breakfast performance at a McDonald’s down there for the radio station,” said Shelton.

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At the time, he was promoting his self-titled album so he performed acoustic versions of his two hits songs, “Austin” and “Ol’ Red.” But things got weird after his performance.

“This guy pulls into the McDonald’s and he’s kind of standing off to the side, and he’s like, ‘Hey, man, you’re Blake, right?’ I go, ‘Yeah, it’s good to meet you,’ you know, and he said, ‘I brought something for you,’ and he handed me this little paper sack.”

Shelton went back to hang out with the radio people who booked him and when he looked in the little paper sack he realized the guy had given him weed.

“And it was a bag of weed,” said Shelton laughing. “And I remember thinking, ‘Oh, my God, I just got set up. He handed me this bag of weed and like, are the police going … I had no idea what was going on. I ran to the bathroom and flushed it all down the toilet. You know — which I would have never done now, right, I’d be like, ‘Hey, hey!’ At the time, you know, I was 24 years old in Alabama. And I was like, ‘Oh, my God, I just got set up. I’m going to jail.’ But I didn’t.”