“I have never shared this duct patting my stomach with anyone on this planet.
Busta Rhymes spoke about both her incredible weight loss journey and a potentially deadly health scare.
In a sneak peek at Monday’s “Tamron Hall”, the iconic 48-year-old rapper recalled when he realized he needed a lifestyle transformation after drastic measures were taken in of the filming of the video for “Czar” in 2020.
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“Confession,” he began. “When I shot this video, there is a scene of me wearing all white with a headband. When I first put all white on it it showed how out of shape I was in front of the camera so we went into the locker room and they duct tape over my stomach. “
“It was difficult,” continued the “Dangerous” singer. “Probably one of the most difficult reality tests of my life. By the way, I have never shared this vent that seals my stomach with anyone on this planet. “
He went on to say that the weight gain had no impact on his performance, but “definitely affected” his “appeal”. Her children also appeared to be affected, according to the star.
“I think the real moments that really stood out were when I started hearing my children’s conversations,” Busta told Tamron. “The youngest, before he graduated from high school, sometimes when I would come out of the bedroom in the morning and reach out to him to give him a little lick on the way to the bathroom or something like that, and he would pass me and instead of slapping me on the hand, he would slap me on the stomach. “
“He didn’t want to intentionally hurt, but it was getting boring for me,” he continued. “It was like he was indirectly telling me ‘you gotta get rid of that belly, pop.’ “
Busta would continue to lose 86 pounds, but not until she has a life-saving doctor’s appointment.
“I was growing these polyps on my vocal cords, but what made it worse was the pattern of behavior – alcohol use, smoking and performance combined,” he confessed on the show. “I had to go to the throat doctor because I actually had to go to Dubai to do a show this Friday. When this doctor saw what he saw, he immediately said ‘Oh my god. Oh my God. I need to send you to UCLA Medical ER and I need you to get in that ambulance I’m calling you now.
“He said, ‘These polyps got so big that they’re now blocking 90% of your airways and if I send you home tonight and you catch a cold, the last 10% of your airways could possibly be. blocked by simple regular swelling. a gland or a sore throat or just catch a regular cold and you could die tonight. ”
Watch the full interview on “Tamron Hall” on Monday January 11th.