Trick Daddy Stops Taking Medication For His Lupus

- By Bossip Staff

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Trick Daddy has decided to stop taking his medication to treat his Lupus. The rapper says the side effects are to much:

Rapper TRICK DADDY is refusing to undergo treatment as he battles autoimmune disease Lupus. The Miami, Florida native, real name Maurice Young, recently revealed he has been fighting the illness in secret for 12 years. He said during a radio interview, “I went to the doctor, like, 12 years ago. She took all kinds of tests, because I was trying to get rid of what we call dry skin; she did biopsies and blood tests and swab tests. She told me I have lupus.” But the Let’s Go star has now stopped taking medication to slow down the progression of the disease from drying out his skin to ravaging his inner organs – because he’s sick of all the side effects.

He tells, “I stopped taking any medicine that they was (sic) giving me, because for every medicine they gave me, I had to take a test or another medicine every 30 days or so to make sure that medicine wasn’t causing side effects – dealing with kidney or liver failure…I just said all together I ain’t (sic) taking no (sic) medicine.” But Trick Daddy refuses to reveal whether he’s quit smoking – an activity that can increase the outbreak of skin lesions associated with Lupus. When asked if he’s kicked his nicotine addiction, he replies, “We ain’t (sic) gon’ ask that question. Just pray for me. Help me help myself so we can help others.”

Dealing with medication and sickness is a battle all in itself. We are praying that Trick Daddy does what he needs to do to stay healthy. SMH



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  • EthnicSalons

    I can relate to Trick Daddy. I’ll pray for you.

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  • Ebony6


  • BE

    I think I can understand how he feels some times the after effects is worse than the disease.

  • Bored @ Work

    I understand the side effects are a killer, but you shouldn’t just stop taking it. Trick should go back to the doctor, and try a different medication. Don’t give up bro, i’m rooting for you.
    Merning All!

  • Leslie

    I will be praying for T Double D. Lupus is hard disease to battle. I know several people that have it.

  • statim08

    There’s no cure for lupus. It’s his decision.

  • Come on People

    You know it is easy for us to say just take the medicine. But only he knows what he can deal with. I had an aunt that would only take her medicine when she was sick. She did end up having kidney failure and she did eventually get tired of dealing with the ups and downs of the disease and died. She was on dialisys for a few years but by the time she recovered from one round of dialisys she had to go back. I can’t judge her and say that she was so wrong because only she knows the turmoil that she had to deal with every day.

  • Mrs. Philly

    Aaaaw that’s sad, get well Trick!!

  • MRS.

    @ Come on People

    Amen to that. All we can do is pray my best friends mom has lupus it is a bad disease.

  • Glok9n: The real glok !!!



    I would pray for him but because he will not quit smoking then there is absolutely no point.

    Bottom line- smoking makes everything WORSE. Did Trick ever think about quitting the smoking which will 100% every single time ease some of the side effects?

  • tiray

    People who take chemo go thru hell TRICK! You can deal with it. I CAN ONLY IMAGINE the pain brutha. But it beats the alternative1

    FEEL ME?


  • kahmmillion (Can't stand to listen to the Rickey Smiley Morning Show this morning. Who wishes someone goodluck for going to jail? If you did the crime, pay the time. Don't try to act like you a Saint to get out early. TI should have gotten the full term!)

    Not a good look Trick…You are absolutely going to die without the meds, if you have the more serious form of Lupus.

  • Chanel Shades

    OK here is your prayer. I pray that no sickness or disease be able to live in your body. I pray that you only eat or drink things that are natural and good for you. I pray that you feel no pain and experience divine healing ASAP. Amen

  • Ms. B

    I have lupus and I know what the side effects of the medicine do. I have had to have both hips and knees replaced and several hospitals stays you just have to take the good with the bad. I know I have times when I got tired of the 12 or 13 pills a day but it’s your decision if you want to go into kidney failure or anything else that lupus causes.

  • Nigga Said

    @ Chanel Shades

    Amen to that!!!

  • noelle

    Hope he gets better. I have been battling Ebola for about 2 weeks…lol. Kidding, hope he makes it through.

  • Just Sayin

    Lupus Foundation of America, Inc.


    1 – Lupus is an autoimmune, rheumatic disease.
    In lupus, the immune system of the body attacks its own cells and tissues. Specifically, the joints, skin, kidneys, lungs, heart, nervous system, and other organs of the body are affected.

    2 – There are five types of lupus.

    Systemic lupus erythematosus – affects joints and organs

    Discoid lupus – affects the skin

    Sub-acute cutaneous lupus erythematosus – characterized by a specific, non-scarring skin lesion

    Drug-induced lupus – develops after a drug reaction

    Neonatal lupus – affects newborns

    3 – Ninety percent of lupus patients are women.
    Lupus affects roughly 10 times as many women as men. Most often, lupus develops in people 18 to 45 years old. Though lupus is most prevalent among women, it also may affect men and children, as well as people of all ages.

    4 – There are 11 American College of Rheumatology criteria for Lupus.
    Lupus is differentiated from other connective tissue diseases, based on eleven criteria offered by the American College of Rheumatology for classification purposes.

    Butterfly-shaped rash across cheeks and nose
    Scaly disk-shaped rash on face, neck, ears, scalp, chest
    Sunlight sensitivity
    Mouth sores, tongue sores, inside nose sores
    Arthritis pain in joints
    Pain in chest and side when breathing or moving
    Kidney problems
    Neurologic problems
    Blood problems such as anemia, low white cell count
    Immune system malfunction
    Antinuclear antibodies

    It is recommended that if you have four or more of the eleven criteria, you should consult with a rheumatologist.

    5 – Lupus diagnosis may be difficult.
    Lupus is considered an unpredictable disease, with no two cases exactly the same. The unique pattern of symptoms associated with lupus has caused some to say that lupus is like a snowflake. No two are alike. There are several symptoms of lupus which mimic other rheumatic diseases (e.g., severe fatigue), making the diagnostic process difficult.

    6 – Lupus treatment depends on symptoms and severity of symptoms.
    Conservative treatment with NSAIDs (i.e., nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs like ibuprofen) and plaquenil may be appropriate for lupus patients with non-life threatening symptoms such as joint pain, muscle pain, fatigue, and skin rashes. More aggressive treatment which may include high dose corticosteroids or immunosuppressive drugs is used when there are severe organ complications. The benefits and risks of treatment must be weighed by each patient and their doctor.

    7 – Up to 1.5 million people across the nation may have lupus.
    Though the Lupus Foundation of America estimates that 1.5 million Americans have lupus, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offer a more conservative estimate of 237,000. Approximately 70 percent of lupus cases are systemic. In 50 percent of those cases, it is a major organ which is affected.

    8 – Certain races have an increased risk of developing lupus.
    According to the Lupus Foundation of America, lupus is two to three times more prevalent among people of color, including African-Americans, Hispanics, Asians, and Native Americans.

    9 – The majority of lupus patients lead normal lives.
    With careful monitoring of lupus, and treatment adjustments as needed, most lupus patients lead normal lives. There may be some limitations and the disease may impose restrictions at times but with good disease management quality of life can be sustained. The worst adversary comes from within, when the patient loses hope, loses will, and gives in to frustration and depression.

    10 – A rheumatologist is a medical doctor who specializes in treating arthritis and other rheumatic conditions, including lupus.
    Your primary care doctor can refer you to a rheumatologist , or you can get an appointment through self-referral if your health insurance allows it. Evaluation by a rheumatologist is important so that a patient can develop a treatment plan.

    “Lupus.” Arthritis Foundation. 20 Mar 2007
    “Lupus.” American College of Rheumatology. 20 Mar 2007
    “Statistics About Lupus.” Lupus Foundation of America. 20 Mar 2007

  • http://n/a Smoovee Sayz

    Damn @ Ms. B

    You got to be a strong woman! Survivor for real.

    Stay up Trick Daddy…so sad.

  • jazz

    I lost my mom to lupus 3 yrs ago. I cant tell anyone how to live their life , but it always helps to eat the best foods and not smoke . He should probably find a natural alternative to help with his condition. I wish him good health.

  • whenkeepingitrealgoeswrong

    STOP SMOKING TRICK!! People always want to say “What the hell, I’m already sick.” Smoking enhances damn near every illness from colds to cancer–and clearly lupus, as well. I’d also recommend him getting involved in some studies that may have some cutting edge treatments.

    And @ jazz and Ms.B–ya’ll are some strong ladies =)

  • keke76

    I feel u! medicine causes u so many problems, because ur system depends on it. but take care… get better soon!!! God-Bless….

  • BritChick

    I recommend seeing a Homeopathic Practitioner as well as Naturopathic Practitioner. People dont realise that Western medicine can F*ck you up sometimes.

  • TheGoodGood

    This is how bernie mac died, stopped going to the doctor.. sounds like depression


    Ain’t no side affects worse than a disease. He is making excuses to not take care of himself. Trick is in my prayers.

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