Two local rappers who tested positive for COVID-19 have a message for Houstonians

by Kerrie Kennedy

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Houston musicians Rapper Scarface, whose real name is Brad Jordan, and Slim Thug, born Stayve Thomas, are among the 2,500 cases of confirmed coronavirus cases in Texas.

 “I’m scared to death,” said Scarface in a March 27 interview with Atlanta rapper Ludacris on Instagram Live. “For the first time in my life, I felt like I was not in control of what was about to happen.”

Scarface, who ran for Houston City Council last year, has been quarantined in his Houston house for the past three weeks. The 49-year-old rapper, best known as a member of the Geto Boys, cautioned young people who might feel less vulnerable to avoid socializing.  “Don’t do it,” he said in the interview. “I know we feel invincible at times. If God was trying to get my attention, he now has my undivided attention.”

Meanwhile, 39-year-old Slim Thug, who has battled high blood pressure in the past, learned about his positive diagnosis on March 24, days before releasing his new album Thug Life, influenced by the late Tupac Shakur.  “It’s real and people should take it seriously,” he said in an interview on VIBE.  “Especially for young people. You could pass it on, it could be deadly to somebody you love. You have to be a human and say, ‘I have to protect others by not being reckless.’”

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  • Shirley Jackson says:

    Thank you both for taking the time to send this message to people Yes God has a way of getting your attention and hope no one has to suffer through the virus to stay at home and be patient.This is Real.Dont Play With Your Life or put someone you Love at Risk.Sending prayers to Scarface and Slim Thug hope Blessings come your way.Get Well Soon.

  • Marie wade says:

    I had it on Dec.18th they didnt know it was the virus .They called me 2 weeks ago told me I need to quarantine my self for 14 days when i got that call i havent been nowhere.I could not stop coughing I had a high fever I could not breath ot talk for coughing so much .I couhgh so much i stop breathing they wanted to put me on a vinlater i said no they gave me tratmets and steriods and iv several times i had to be rushed back 2 more times they finally gave me some steriods that i had to take for 5 days.6 the first day then 5 all the way till I had to take 1 so ive been good since then so please take this in to consideration the coughing and not breathing and the headache it self will make you feel like you are gonna die.

  • Aaron Ferguson says:

    Thank u for talking about it and don’t worry god will heal u just keep faith in him and he will bring u thought it much love