During an interview with syndicated Southern radio personality Rickey Smiley earlier today (March 23), Miami rapper Trick Daddy shared that he is suffering from Lupus – a harmful and incurable disease in which the person’s immune system attacks its own organs and tissues.

Trick came to the show to talk about his upcoming memoir, Magic City: Trials of a Native Son, set to be released by MTV Books, when he revealed that he has been quietly dealing with the sickness for well over a decade.

“I went to the doctor like 12 years ago,” he said. “He took all kinds of tests, because I was trying to get rid of what we call dry skin, she did biopsies and blood tests and swab tests. She told me I have the disease lupus.” [Listen Here]

Although the disease can be fatal, Trick remains confident of his condition. “I’m the type of person, I came from so far of a struggle that it don’t matter to me, I learned to turn my downsides into jokes and get around it,” he expressed. “My mama had eleven children from ten different men if she is strong enough to live with that I know I could live with this.”

Unfortunately famed hip-hop producer J Dilla passed away three years ago due to complications from the disease. He was only 31-years-old.

As of press time it is uncertain when Trick Daddy’s book will be hitting shelves. – Elan Mancini