|New York, NY (Top40 Charts)
On Sunday April 12, the rapper Westside Gunn from Buffalo, New York, revealed on Instagram that he had contracted COVID-19 but had succeeded in defeating the deadly virus.
"I must admit that I am a survivor of Corona," he captioned a photo of himself, before delving into what he has gone through in recent weeks. "I didn't want anyone to feel sorry for me, I had to get away with it for weeks, I couldn't see my children, I went to the hospital feeling that I was breathing my last breath the fans and the love that I kept me strong. I knew I had to give up this prayer for Paris bc GOD have bigger plans for me, I went on Tidal live and Fat Joe
live, but as soon as I finished I was back on the machine breathe. "
The Fly God went on to say that he finally felt well enough to leave the house quietly for the first time in four weeks."Today is the first time, outside the hospital, that I am going to go out in a month with the ppl who knew and was holding me now, I am about to go stronger than ever, "he continued. "This shit tore me inside, I literally thought I was dead designing these clothes and @virgilabloh having my back and @djpremier sending me a beat kept me motivated love ALL MY SUPPORTERS keep pushing fwd culture ART FASHION WRESTLING HIPHOP... HAPPY EASTER PUNCHER !!! #GXFR #ICON #FLYGOD #CULTURE #PRAYFORPARIS #CLASSIC #LEGEND and thanks to @rocnation and my team Agency78 they kept me to pray for @fredthegodsonmusic. "
The Griselda is one of several rappers who have tested positive for the coronavirus in the past month, including Fred The Godson, YNW Melly
and Scarface. Respected rebound DJ Go DJ Black
N Mild succumbed to the virus in March.
Gunn's new album Pray for Paris is expected to fall on April 17.