Legendary rapper Black Rob has the hip-hop community worried about him.
Before DMX’s death, Black Rob made a tribute to his fellow rap friend. In the video Black posted, he was in a hospital bed and said he’s suffering from “crazy pain.” He managed to say he has a lot of love for X.
Rob also explained that he’s homeless. It wasn’t exactly why he was in the hospital, but he said he suffered from four strokes over six years. The videos rang a lot of bells from people who care about him.
Fans quickly called Diddy out for not helping his former Bad Bad employee. Another ex-Bad Boy rapper Mark Curry, made a video online saying Diddy reached out to Rob and reportedly tried to help.
Mark said Black Rob is currently on dialysis, which is usually the result of kidney failure. On April 11, Black Rob was released from the hospital. A GoFundMe page was started for him, and as of April 15, it has nearly $25K out of a $50K goal.
Styles P called for the rap game to unionize. On social media, he said,
“Where is the union for rappers and artists?!?!?!?!? What is happening to black Rob Has happened to too many artists before him and will continue to happen to artists after him. Protection and a union are much much needed..and to those who are up, that came from the bottom, remember how it feels to be down and help out if you could. We need a union!!!!!!!”
It’s not clear if Rob and Diddy got in contact with each other, but it’s good to hear Puffy is trying.