While Grieving Prodigy’s Death, T-Boz Gives Emotional Shocking Message About Her Health

Posted On : June 23, 2017

As many of us are still in shock over the sudden death of rap legend, Prodigy (one half of Mob Deep), TLC’s T-Boz has taken to social media to let off a wide array of emotions about the brotha who died from the same health condition she’S battling- sickle cell anemia.

Prodigy passed away on June 20, 2017, at the young age of 42, days after performing under grueling conditions in Las Vegas. His publicist released a statement on the day of his passing, stating that just “a few days ago in Vegas after a Mobb Deep performance for complications caused by a sickle cell anemia crisis. As most of his fans know, Prodigy battled the disease since birth.”

Prodigy of Mobb Deep

A few days later, it was widely reported that while hospitalized, Prodigy choked on a boiled egg and now the officials are trying to determine if the egg caused his death, or if he died from his sickle cell crisis.

Soon after getting word of his death, T-Boz released a flurry of tweets with emotions that ranged from hurt, to anger toward the lack of attention sickle cell gets in the health and mainstream industry.


She also took aim toward the Black Lives Matter Movement, questioning why the movement isn’t standing up for the predominantly African American affiliated disease- sickle cell. She also voiced her concern for her children every time she enters the hospital from her sickle cell crisis. But the biggest shocker came when she revealed that she’d almost died a few times from sickle cell and kept it from the public.

After Prodigy’s passing T-Boz is ready to let the world know and vows to do way more to help other sickle cell patients who do not have the means to always afford and/or help themselves. See her Tweets below…





Read Her Full Statement Here…

@TheRealTBOZ: I tweaked My Back 2Day so been later out 2Day!!! It Saddens me to hear about #Prodigy My ❤️& prayers go out to his family! I’ve been trying My BEST to Raise Awareness & Find A Cure With not much Help from those like the SCDAA who should be utilizing artist like me with a platform. We have to be our own ADVOCATES Regardless of those who don’t support have no compassion or understanding of this deadly disease.

I HATE it takes the death of a celebrity to bring even more notice to something I talk about almost in every interview for 25years.

“#BLM THIS disease is PREDOMINATELY an African American Disease so Black Lives Have Mattered over more than just one topic or issue. WE NEED TO SUPPORT 1 ANOTHER OVER ALL compassion for people as HUMAN BEINGS not objects and lab rats but help to FIND A CURE SAVE OURSELVES.”

“Lastly I will continue to spread the word I HOPE THIS WILL URGE MORE OF U TO HELP ME DO SO!!! I also opened up in my book about it for the 1st time ever and this is one of the reasons why!!! People have NO IDEA HOW UGLY THIS DISEASE IS! Adults and children die allllll the time. But you NEVER hear about it! Doctors FONT UNDERSTAND THIS DISEASE THEY TREAT US LIKE CRAP IN THE ER AND HOSPITAL anyone can read a book and recite it bk but that doesn’t mean u are KNOWLEDGEABLE ABOUT SICKLE CELL WAKE UP ITS A PROBLEM. With that being said I’ll stop my rant but ITS SERIOUS and SOMETHING HAS TO CHANGE FOR US SICKLERS WE NEED ALLLLLL THE HELP WE CAN [GET].”

“Also IM TIRED OF PEOPLE SAYING MONEY CAN [BUY] THINGS LIKE WHAT????? U CANT BUY KNOWLEDGE SO THERES STILL NO CURE STOP AND EDUCATE YOURSELVES. And sadly if you hv SC and over 40 at this time your F*cked because they only try to help the babies WHICH IS A BLESSING but I want to raise. My children THEY NEED ME AND I NEED THEM!!!! I ask my doctor ALL the time and he says their some trying to still figure it out but KNIW that we want to LIVE!!!! GOD has seen me thru. So much! This is WHY I started #TbozUnplugged to 1.Raise Awareness 2.Find a Cure a solution a something I’m fighting for myself as well as U.”

On Her Nearly Fatal Hospital Visits

“So you know THIS fight for me is soooooo REAL! Chase & Chance are my LIFE and I can’t tell u how many times I almost didn’t leave the hospital and almost died I don’t tell cuz I don’t want pity BUT I will tell my story now if this will help somehow some way. There’s MONEY IN MEDICINE THEIR TOO [BUSY] WITH MOST DISEASES TREATING SYMPTOMS AND NOT FINDING THE CAUSE!!!! #FACTS”

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