Houston rapper Scarface has tested positive for COVID-19.
The Geto Boys member revealed the news during a live-streamed interview with his bandmate Willie D. The rapper born Brad Jordan broke down some of his initial symptoms, which started with an itchy throat. He also suffered from nausea, fever, pneumonia and kidney failure before testing positive. “I been to the point where I felt like I was going to die,” he told Willie.
Jordan added that his history of asthma made the whole ordeal even more excruciating, saying at one point it became difficult for him to breathe. “It was like an elephant sitting on my chest, bro,” he said. “I could not breathe, I couldn’t sit up.”
“Don’t play no games with it,” Jordan warned. “I haven’t been nowhere. I’ve been in my house. I ain’t been on no planes, I ain’t been in no restaurants. People out there thinking this shit is a game? You don’t want to play with this.”
However, Jordan closed out the joint livestream on a more positive note, saying he’s slowly recovering and that he’ll remain in quarantine for the time being. He also joked that he plans to live his life to the fullest once the pandemic is over. “I’m finna go fucking live now, man! Like skydiving and shit, I’m gonna go do that. We’ll go on a safari trip,” he said. Watch the full live-stream below.
Scarface is the latest musician to test positive for the coronavirus. On Tuesday, rapper Slim Thug announced he contracted the coronavirus after suffering a “slight fever and a cough.” Other celebrities such as Jackson Browne, Idris Elba and Tom Hanks and his wife Rita Wilson have also tested positive in recent weeks.
Earlier this week, Afro-jazz luminary Manu Dibango of “Soul Makossa” fame died of COVID-19.