A little less than a week ago, Southern icon Slim Thug took to his Instagram to post a photo of himself in a hospital gown, getting ready for surgery. It turned out that Thug was getting ready to get a vasectomy, a procedure that would bar him from impregnating any new women he sleeps with. To celebrate the occasion, he flipped DJ Khaled's motto and tweeted, "#NoNewKids." While thug's surgery was the most major one for a rapper in recent history, rappers undergoing serious surgeries after major health risks is nothing new. So, here we've compiled a short list of rappers—from Kanye West to The D.O.C.—undergoing major surgeries.