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Consequence Shares He Has Been Diagnosed With Lupus

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HipHopDX recently reported the current health condition of Queens, New York rapper Consequence. In a Zoom conference call where he hosted his listening party for Things Are Different Now EP, Consequence revealed that he has been diagnosed with lupus. Lupus is a systemic autoimmune disease that occurs when your body’s immune system attacks your own tissues and organs. This is the same illness that rapper J Dilla died from in 2006. When the effects of the disease began to kick in, Consequence thought he had COVID-19. From speaking to HipHopDX the G.O.O.D Music rapper shares, “Around October 2019, I was overseeing the mixes for Kanye’s Jesus Is King album and we stayed up wild late,” Cons explained. “We was doing these listening sessions where we go to Detroit, Jamaica, taking wild flights. On the last flight, I got back to New York and then I shot a video for ‘Complex Con.’ Somewhere between the flight and Caiden had actually jumped on my back, I had developed a crink in my neck, which I thought would go away in a finger snap.”

After overseeing the mixes for Kanye’s album, Kim and Kanye kindly set him up with urgent care in Uptown to figure out what was wrong. “I was already Type II diabetic with no diabetes symptoms,” he said. “I was subject to anything autoimmune-related. I went to Paris—I don’t want this to sound like rich nigga problems because I almost died—but I’m flying from one jet from Los Angeles to Paris and Paris to Los Angeles, and I get to L.A. and I can’t fucking move. So I go to urgent care—and this is when COVID was first shaking—so I was was like, ‘Fuck, maybe I got COVID.'”

At the urgent care, Consequence recieved the results of Lupus through a cotton swab.”I have what Dilla had and what Phife had as a combo Happy Meal,” he stated. “To be honest with you, I’m learning every day. I didn’t even know I would get my way back. I didn’t know I would get my strength back at all. So I’m definitely in a space where I’m taking everything literally a step at a time, a day at a time. I don’t know where their situations went wrong. I’m assuming a lot of it is diet ’cause I know with me, I’ve to reformulate how I eat about four times in the last two months. I’m fine ’cause I went through the adjustment period, but when I was first going through everything, it was like coming at me 100 miles per hour. I’m not going to lie, it was very, very difficult. It still is difficult.”

Consequence also took the situation to Instagram to confirm the illness. Despite the news of the diagnosis, Consequence is still working on what he loves most. The music.

Music journalist based in ATL but from VA. Connect: @tracymitchellva