Busta Rhymes has admitted that experiencing a sex-related “asthma attack” prompt his inspiring weight loss.
The rapper’s peak weight in 2019 was at 340 pounds. Busta claimed he started gaining weight following the death of his father in 2014 in an interview with Men’s Health that was published on Wednesday.
“I drowned myself in work. I just kept drinking, smoking, eating bad—the whole nasty — and recording a bunch of songs just to escape the pain,” said the hip hop icon.
Due to his bad health, Busta developed polyps on his voice chords, which hampered his ability to breathe.
“One night I was getting ready to have, make, you know… I was getting ready to have an intimate moment with my ex,” Busta went on. “I had a breathing issue after the intimate interaction.
Busta Rhymes Discusses Significant Weight Loss
“I was having a really difficult time breathing, so I got up and I walked out of the bedroom so she wouldn’t panic seeing me trying to keep myself calm. I was trying to inhale, and it felt like it wasn’t working. I felt like I was having like an asthma attack — but I don’t have asthma. So I walked out of the bedroom and went into the living room, and I was forcing myself to inhale, to relax.”
The Flipmode Squad boss called the situation a “mind f*ck” and claimed that it frightened both him and his ex-wife.
“When I came back in the room once I got right, I laid back down next to her and she said something to me that really f*cked me up. She was like, ‘Yo, this is not who I fell in love with.’ She didn’t know what had happened outside, but she was looking at my body and the weight. She was like, ‘You gotta lose this weight. This breathing is scaring me,'” Busta furthered.
The “Gimme Some More” hitmaker claimed to have dropped 100 pounds since then.
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