Westside Gunn Reveals He Has Beat Coronavirus
Westside Gunn can add coronavirus survivor to his list of life accomplishments.
On Sunday (April 12), the Buffalo, N.Y. rapper revealed on Instagram that he contracted COVID-19 but was able to beat the deadly virus.
"I have a confession to Make I’m a Corona Survivor," he captioned a photo of himself, before diving into what he's been going through for the last few weeks. "I didn’t want anybody feeling sorry for me I had to thug it out for weeks I didn’t get to see my kids I went to the hospital feeling like I was breathing my last breath the fans and the love I was getting kept me strong. I knew I had to drop this Pray for Paris bc GOD have bigger plans for me I went on Tidal live and Fat Joe live but soon as I was done I was right back on the breathing machine."
The Fly God went on to say he finally feels well enough to leave the house leisurely for the first time in four weeks.
"Today is the first time besides the hospital that I’m about to go outside in a month thx to the ppl who did know and held me down now I’m about to go harder than I ever have," he continued. "That shit tore me up inside I literally thought I was dead designing these clothes and @virgilabloh having my back and @djpremier sending me a beat kept me motivated I’m back feeling myself don’t it look like I’m from Paris I love ALL MY SUPPORTERS let’s keep pushing the culture fwd ART FASHION WRESTLING HIPHOP....... HAPPY EASTER GUNNDAY!!! #GXFR #ICON #FLYGOD #CULTURE #PRAYFORPARIS #CLASSIC #LEGEND and thx to @rocnation and my Agency78 team they held me down prayers you for @fredthegodsonmusic."
The Griselda MC is one of several rappers who have reportedly tested positive for coronavirus in the last month including Fred The Godson, YNW Melly and Scarface. Respected bounce DJ, Go DJ Black N Mild, succumbed to the virus back in March.
Gunn's new album Pray for Paris is slated to drop on April 17.
See 12 Classic Hip-Hop Albums That Were Nearly Named Differently