The Hip-Hop community is still hurting and trying to recover from the recent death of superstar rapper/actor DMX, who passed away after an apparent overdose at the White Plains Hospital. Now, another blow has hit the community as former Bad Boy rapper Black Rob has also left us, and even more sad news is hitting the Internet surrounding his financial status.
A painful video of the rapper surfaced while DMX had also been fighting for his life in the hospital, showing Black Rob in an Atlanta hospital suffering and in pain. “Pain is crazy, man,” Black Rob said while lying in his hospital bed, struggling to speak. “It’s helping me out though. It’s making me realize I gotta lot to go on. I gotta lot to go on, man. I feel everything about X. X was positive. Love to X.”
Black Rob had been released from the hospital following his stint, but reports began to reveal that the rapper wasn’t in the best financial state. The rapper then recorded a video that was uploaded to social media, in which he shared he had been dealing with health complications for the last five years.
“Four strokes … I don’t know what to tell you man. S*** is crazy,” he said in the video before going on to reveal that he was also homeless. “The s*** is hard. I don’t got no house to live in — except maybe an apartment. Me and my man be trying to get together. I’m telling you man, this s*** is strange. It’s hard, you know what I’m saying? I don’t know what the people want to do, what the people going to say. I need some rest, man. Really, man. I need some rest. My side is killing me.”
Prior to his death, producer Mark Zombie and rapper Mark Curry set up a GoFundMe in an attempt to get him back on his feet. Sadly, now that he has passed, another GoFundMe has been set up by another close friend of his, DJ Self, to cover the funeral expenses and help with his family.
Rob’s appearance in the hospital as well as the news that he wasn’t in the best financial state brought forth more outcries for better treatment of artists within the music industry. A former music director for New York radio station Hot97, Karlie Hustle, tweeted her sentiments on the topic of conversation.
Black Rob deserved better from this world. I pray his suffering has come to an end. I am glad he was able to speak and be seen prior to his passing. His visibility and his condition should be a reminder to appreciate health and not leave the sick and aging behind. Godspeed, sir.— Karlie Hustle (@THEkarliehustle) April 17, 2021
“Black Rob deserved better from this world,” tweeted Hustle. “I pray his suffering has come to an end. I am glad he was able to speak and be seen prior to his passing. His visibility and his condition should be a reminder to appreciate health and not leave the sick and aging behind. Godspeed, sir.”
Black Rob leaves behind four children: Rianna, Diamond, Kayli, and Million.
Update: Diddy has offered to pay for Black Rob’s funeral.