The COVID-19 pandemic isn't entirely over yet. Taylor Gang leader and rap superstar Wiz Khalifa is the latest high-profile entertainer to get connected to the global coronavirus pandemic.
Wiz Khalifa Tests Positive For Coronavirus
The father of one and ex-husband to model Amber Rose went to Twitter to announce he’s tested positive for coronavirus. The “Black and Yellow” rapper also noted he’s doing well and is asymptomatic.
“Okay loved ones….sooo…..Ya boy got covid. No symptoms. Just stay away from me for a lil while”
He also revealed big things are coming while he’s in quarantine, so maybe his days in the house won’t be too bad after all.
“While im in the house I’ll be givin y’all new content, planning raves, and readying this new project”
The shocking announcement comes as COVID-19 cases spike throughout the country. Places like Los Angeles – where Khalifa typically resides – has encouraged even vaccinated people to wear masks while in public in an effort to stop the spread.
The COVID-19 curve in the U.S. is rising again after months of decline, with the number of new cases per day doubling over the past three weeks, driven by the fast-spreading delta variant, lagging vaccination rates and Fourth of July gatherings. Confirmed infections climbed to an average of about 23,600 a day on Monday, up from 11,300 on June 23, according to Johns Hopkins University data. And all but two states — Maine and South Dakota — reported that case numbers have gone up over the past two weeks. (AP)
Juvenile’s Standing Strong Behind ‘Vax’ Anthem
In a new interview, rap veteran Juvenile explained where the motivation ultimately came from for remixing his unforgettable 90’s “Back That Azz Up” classic to a pro-vaccination banger. The Louisiana native acknowledged his own experience with COVID taking close people away from him.
“I have the same — I’ve lost family members, too, and it’s a scary — it’s a slippery slope. So what I say to everybody else outside that’s speaking on it, man, just get educated. I’m not telling you, forcing you, or pushing you to go get vaccinated. I’m telling you to make a family decision. Talk to your family, get educated on it, and make the right decision. … It means a lot, you know, especially for me. And I’m trying to make everybody see it from my point of view. So I just think that we all should, you know, take time out and get educated on it first, and then we all can be vaccinated hopefully in the future.”
Juvenile Teams With BLK For Remix
Earlier in the month, Juvenile made headlines for teaming up with a popular Southern-based brand for the must-see and must-hear anthem. There’s also a direct connection to NBA icon Shaquille O’Neal.
The campaign is a collaboration between the artists, Atlanta-based creative agency Majority and BLK, one of the largest dating apps made for Black singles. Majority was co-founded by legendary basketball player-turned-analyst Shaquille O’Neal earlier this year as a way to bring more diversity to the advertising world. O’Neal works for TNT, which shares a parent company with CNN. (CNN)
Moneybagg Yo Gives Positive Mom Update
In other news related to COVID, Memphis rapper Moneybagg Yo recently provided an update to fans after revealing his mother contracted the COVID-19 vaccine. While he kept the update to a minimal, Yo acknowledged fans’ prayers have helped his mom’s condition.
“Preciate y’all prayers she good 🙌🏾💯”
Days prior, Moneybagg Yo went to his social media pages with a personal and hard-hitting reveal. Yo didn’t get too specific but did ask followers to pray for his family in since-deleted tweets.
“Mannnn I hate wen sh*t goin good sum bad come right behind it 🤦♂️ … Dam mane how df My mama got COVID and pneumonia smh I need y’all prayers right now 😔🤲🏾”