ATLANTA, GA - SEPTEMBER 20: Rapper Lil Boosie attends the BET Hip Hop Awards 2014 presented by Sprite at Boisfeuillet Jones A
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Lil Boosie/Boosie BadAzz took to Instagram on Wednesday to announce that he has cancer and to ask for prayers. In a since-deleted caption, the 33-year-old Baton Rouge rapper wrote, “I need all my fans to pray for me Doctor just told me I have cancer on my kidneys prayer is power that’s why I’m letting the world know prayfaboosie.”

Lil Boosie debuted as a teenager with 2000’s Youngest of da Camp. The father of seven spent five years in jail from 2009 to 2014, initially having been sentenced to eight years for drug-related charges. 

At a much-hyped New York City concert celebrating his comeback album Touch Down 2 Hell in May, Boosie was forced to leave the stage after less than two minutes, vomiting from the effects of being unable to take his insulin. The guy’s been speaking about his diabetes for nearly a decade.