News: Trick Daddy Reacts To "Valley Of Death" Diss, "He's Known I've Had Lupus For 10 Years"

Friday, Apr 17, 2009 4:33PM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

Trick Daddy has reacted to Rick Ross' "Valley of Death" record where the Miami "Boss" is heard referencing Trick's battle with lupus.

Opting out of dissing Ross on a song, the rapper discussed the disease's seriousness.

"Millions of people are stricken with lupus," Trick said in an interview. "I have stayed out of the bullsh*t, I will continue to stay out of it. Ross had been with Slip-N-Slide Records as long as I have been with Slip-N-Slide Records. He's known I've had lupus for 10 years. I was referred to my doctor by Ted Lucas who is the head of Slip-N-Slide Records. I would like to apologize to everyone suffering with lupus. I would like to apologize for the insults." (MTV)

Ross raps that Trick is not telling the truth about his diagnosis.

"Caught a little case, buddy had a little cheddar," Ross raps on "Valley of Death." "Pled out to 15, poured his life in a letter/ Very first line he called Trick Daddy stupid/ Said he had AIDS telling people that it's lupus/ Not the one just to jump to conclusions/ I'm getting money, small talk can be a nuisance." (Rap Radar)

Upon learning of his illness, SOHH spoke with Trick to learn what advice he could give to others.

"I don't want no body to feel embarrassed about it or uncomfortable about it," he explained. "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)

Trick revealed his condition during a radio interview last month.

"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)

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