Rapper Black Rob has been left without a permanent home after his latest stint in hospital for a series of long-running health problems.
The “Whoa!” star, who rose to fame in the late 1990s as an artist on Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs’ Bad Boy Records label, drew concern from fans over the weekend, after sharing a tribute message from his hospital bed following the death of hip-hop legend DMX.
In the footage, Rob appeared gaunt and frail, six years after suffering a stroke, although he didn’t share any details about his current health status.
He has since taken to Instagram to assure fans he is OK and has been discharged.
His message read: “I thank you all for your prayers & concern. I wanted to let you know from myself that I’m good. I’m home now…!”
However, in a separate video message which has since surfaced online, Rob admitted his living situation has been far from ideal, and he’s trying to work with a friend to sort out more permanent accommodation as he continues to struggle with pain issues after a series of other strokes in recent years.
“Oh man, I’ve been dealing with this for five years,” he says in the clip. “Four strokes (to date)…
“I don’t know what to tell you man. S### is crazy. This 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**t is strange. It’s hard, you know what I’m saying…?
“I need some rest, man. Really, man. I need some rest. My side is killing me. Oh s**t. I don’t want to talk about it no more (sic).”
Now his friend and fellow former Bad Boy rapper Mark Curry has been providing updates on Rob’s situation on his own Instagram page, expressing his gratitude for the outpouring of support for his pal, who he reveals has been undergoing dialysis, a treatment typically used to deal with kidney failure.
“First, thank you for all the support,” he said in a post.
“Also know that it’s not a sympathy case or nothing like that; he just needs that support, that love, that aid to get through during these hard times, cause you can imagine what it’s like going through dialysis and stuff and have to worry about where you’re going to put your head…”
Curry then directed fans wanting to help to a GoFundMe page set up by producer Mike Zombie to raise some funds to help Rob in his time of need, which had collected more than $15,000 towards its $50,000 goal.
Curry also revealed Diddy has been reaching out in an attempt to help the former Bad Boy artist.
Former D12 rapper and Eminem collaborator Denaun Porter, aka Mr. Porter, is among the generous donors, contributing $1,000 to the cause.