Exclusive: Trick Daddy Talks Lupus Diagnosis, New Movie & Music, "They're Not Gonna Believe It"
Sunday, Mar 29, 2009 6:00AM
Trick Daddy recently told the public that he's been living with the disease Lupus. The Miami-based rapper recently talked to SOHH about the startling revelation as well as his upcoming album and acting role.
Trick has been quietly living with Lupus for over a decade but he finally decided to tell his story in hopes of helping others who are suffering from the disease.
"I don't want no body to feel embarassed about it or uncomfortable about it," he told SOHH. "A lot of people probably think, 'Oh I hate my life. Why do God got me living like this? Why am I the only one'? No, there's hundreds of thousands of millions of us that suffer from the disease. I'm a person that would get a couple of people's attention. I could make them a little more comfortable with dealing with the situation." (SOHH)
In a recent radio interview, Trick Daddy made news when he discussed his diagnosis.
"I went to the doctor like 12 years ago," Trick explained. "She took all kinds of tests, because I was trying to get rid of what we call dry skin, did biopsies and blood tests and swab tests. She told me some type of way I have the disease, lupus. It's one of the simplest forms but I am allergic highly to the sun, that's my worst enemy. That's like an AK-47 with a double clip on it...I could jeopardize kidney and liver failure from the treatment and the medication." (Travis Smiley Morning Show)
Trick is currently in the studio putting the final touches on his upcoming album, Finally Famous.
"It's like very other Trick Daddy album," he said. "I got a feature on there from Betty Wright called, "This Is How We Do It" Yeah, they're not gonna believe it. I also have a new R&B artist from Miami by they name of Shonie, she's singing on this one particular song that has Trina on it called "Fantasy" I got production from The Runners. It's definitely well rounded." (SOHH).
In addtion, Trick is working with MTV/Pocket Books to release an autobiography titled Magic City: Trials Of A Native Son.
The book will focus on Trick's rise from obscurity, as one of 27 children born into poverty in Miami's infamous Liberty Square Housing Development. The book, co-written by award-winning journalist Peter Bailey, will account the details of Trick's life on the streets. It will chronicle his growing up as the son of a pimp and brother to a drug dealer, who was eventually murdered. (Keep It Trill)
Trick Daddy is also looking forward to tackling his first major film role in a movie which begins production next week.
"The movie is called Another Day. I'm supposed to be playing a kid named Roman in there. A lot of times when you get a black rapper we have to be gay or on drugs or the police or the snitch. I don't have to be none of them," he told SOHH. "The guy that played Marlo in The Wire [is also in the film.] It's a lot of older more talented actors in this movie. I don't see how it could go wrong."