Baton Rouge rapper Boosie BadAzz, who revealed in November that he was diagnosed with kidney cancer, opens up about his reaction to the diagnosis in a video posted Monday by Revolt, a music-oriented digital cable television network.
“People say “prayer power,” so I was like, I know I got a million fans, I’ll get a million prayers. That’ll help,” he says.
Note: The video includes some vulgar language.
In December, Boosie thanked his fans on Instagram for “all of the support and love,” revealing that he had undergone surgery to remove the cancer from his kidney. “Please pray for my recovery,” he said. “I will be n rehab learning to walk again n build my strength so I can get back to the business thanks again for your prayers. GODISGREAT.”
I want to thank each and everyone for all the support and love! Surgery went well..God is good! Next step recovery! Cancer has been removed from Boosie kidney... Thanks to all Boosie family and friends and all my real Boosie fans for all the prayers from #badazzmusicsyndicate... I am a #cancersurvivor ???????please pray for my recovery I will be n rehab learning to walk again n build my strength so I can get back to the business thanks again for your prayersGODISGREAT?
He also raps about his diagnosis on “Cancer,” off his recently unleashed In My Feelings. (Goin’ Thru It).
“It’s part of me with my music,” he says in the Revolt video. “That’s what probably will never get me to fall off cause I keep going through stuff and I keep talking about it. Even if the world just keep spinning, I always got something to talk about because the world so crazy.”
His public stance follows his initial Instagram post, which was later removed because the rapper’s team wasn’t pleased he revealed his condition to the public, TMZ.com reported at the time.
“I need all my fans to pray for me Doctor just told me I have cancer on my kidneys prayer is power that’s why I’m letting the world know prayfaboosie,” he wrote on his Instagram page.
In June, Boosie sat down with Rolling Stone for a far-reaching interview that touched on music, life in prison (he was released from Angola in 2014 after serving time for marijuana possession), fellow Louisiana rapper C-Murder, Ferguson, Louisiana, Baton Rouge and much more.