According to reports from HipHopDX, the rapper held a listening party via Zoom on Monday for his upcoming EP, Things Are Different Now. During the event, he decided to disclose to his fans that he was diagnosed with lupus back in June.
Consequence went on to explain how he found out about the disorder, revealed that he had been feeling ill for a while leading up to the diagnosis. Because he is a type 2 diabetic and part of the at-risk population for catching the virus, Consequence feared he had contracted COVID-19. That’s when he decided to go to the hospital, which is where he was told that he had lupus. He went on to explain that it “God’s will” that he’s still here and able to create meaningful music.
“He’s really my blessing from God,” Consequence said when explaining how his nine-year-old son, Caiden Mills, gave him the encouragement he needed to move forward. “When it got stupid for me, he was right here like, ‘Yo, come on, you just gotta get your muscles back. Come on daddy, you can do it.’ He’s my little superstar … he definitely re-charged the Tesla for me.”
The rapper is taking the steps necessary to rebuild his strength and gain weight to stay regulated. His new album Things Are Different Now is expected to drop on October 23rd.