Hip-hop veteran and Def Jam Recordings artist Bo$$ is in need of some financial assistance right now. The female rapper, whose real is Lichelle Laws, reportedly has a GoFundMe page set up in her name for a kidney transplant-related medical procedure.
Def Jam Artist Bo$$ Needs Medical Attention
Bo$$ was the first female artist to be signed to Def Jam West and dropped her debut solo album Born Gangstaz in 1993. It reached number three in the Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart. She was diagnosed with renal disease in 2011, which has left her in need of a kidney transplant. The rapper then suffered a major stroke and seizure in 2017.
Biz Markie Suffering From Diabetes
In December 2020, an unnamed source close to rap veteran Biz Markie said his diabetes had become dangerously problematic. Biz had been in diabetic comas before, but his latest one lasted longer than usual.
Fans and the hip hop community poured support and love, sending Biz well wishes. In the latest report, Hip Hop DX said the 56-year-old rapper suffered a stroke while in the hospital recovering from a diabetic episode. A source told the publication, “He’s not doing great, but it’s not as scandalous as it felt in the beginning. Short story is Biz is diabetic, he had slipped into a diabetic coma, but that has happened to him in the past and it would only last a little while. He would go to the hospital, get discharged and get his meds under control. This particular time, he had a stroke while he was in the middle of the coma.” (Hot 97)
Fat Joe Shares Biz Markie Memories
Back in July 2020, it was reported that Biz Markie was hospitalized and in bad shape. New York rap veteran Fat Joe showed BM some love on social media while wishing him well.
“I met @officialbizmarkiewhen i was a teenager he was the first super star to tell me he believed in me and I’ll make it. This is so inspirational to me knowing someone who made it to tell me I’ll make it. Biz also made my favorite hip hop song ever the “vapors” when i grew up i had nothing and i told them all i was going to Get rich or die trying. I love you Biz thank you for always bringing joy to this world I’m praying you get better everyone let’s pray for my brother and always remember “NOBODY BEATS THE BIZ “🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽 @weworking” -Fat Joe’s Instagram
DJ Khaled Pays Respect To Biz Markie
We The Best CEO DJ Khaled hit up Instagram with some heartfelt words. In addition to sending love and prayers to Biz, DJ went even further and called him a hip-hop legend.
“Sending luv and Prayers to @officialbizmarkie get well soon ,speedy recovery. HIPHOP LEGEND !” -DJ Khaled’s Instagram