New York rapper Fat Joe is really pulling for a safe Biz Markie recovery. The hip-hop veteran went online this weekend to send more prayers and thoughts to the rap icon following reports about his hospitalization for a serious illness.
Fat Joe Shares A Throwback Biz Markie Clip
On Sunday, Joey Crack went to Instagram with some must-see footage. Joe shared a clip going way back in time to both Joe and Markie’s younger days together.
“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
On Saturday, 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
Wait, There’s More
On Saturday, buzz developed about Markie’s well-being. His team revealed he had been receiving medical treatment this summer but did not have the global COVID-19 infection.
Biz’s rep tells TMZ the illness is not coronavirus. The rep went on to say the trigger for the hospitalization is that he suffers from Type II Diabetes. He’s currently in a Maryland-area hospital and the status of his condition is unclear, but it appears serious. The rep told us, “He is receiving the best care from an amazing team of medical professionals and we remain positive about the outcome.” (TMZ)
Before You Go
Over the past few years, Markie has dealt with diabetes. Biz previously lost over 100 pounds in an effort to help live with the medical condition.
The New York native was named the spokesperson of Zelta’s sugar-free soda line in 2014 after Markie lost 140 pounds to ease the battle against diabetes. While Markie has been a bit inactive on the music scene, seeing that his last album arrived in 2003 with Weekend Warrior, Markie has spent much of time recently as an actor, appearing in Black-ish and Empire over the past five years. He also began hosting a radio show on SiriusXM’s LL Cool J’s Rock The Bells Radio this year. (UPROXX)