Legendary rapper Busta Rhymes gained a massive amount of weight in recent years. At one point – the 6 foot 1 rapper blew up to almost 400 pounds and it wasn’t pretty.
But that’s all changed. MTO News has learned that Busta changed up his diet over the past few months – and is eating healthy. He’s lost a bunch of weight and has gained most of his old muscle back.
Since the quarantine, Busta has been exercising and showing off his new body. He looks good for a nearly 50-year-old man.
Look at him now:
Rhymes is a member of the Five-Percent Nation. He has six children: three sons, T’Ziah (born 1993), T’Khi (born 1999), Trillian (born 2001), and three daughters, Mariah (born 1998), Cacie (born 1999), and Miracle (born 2006).
In 2016, a movement to name a small, uninhabited lake island in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts after Busta Rhymes received viral publicity. The unofficial name of Busta Rhymes Island was chosen by a town resident because the island has “rope-swinging, blueberries, and … stuff Busta would enjoy”. A formal proposal was made to the U.S. Board on Geographic Names to officially change the island’s name, but it was not accepted due to regulations regarding the naming of geographic places after living people.
Busta Rhymes was also a featured artist on The Hamilton Mixtape, singing a remix of “My Shot”, along with Black Thought of The Roots and Joell Ortiz. The trio performed the song on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. On February 2, 2018, Rhymes released a new single “Get It”, featuring Missy Elliott and Kelly Rowland, through Epic Records. In 2018, he was announced to be a featured artist on Azealia Banks’ album Fantasea II: The Second Wave, on the song “Tastes State”.
In February 2019, Busta Rhymes confirmed he’s “finishing touches” of his new album with longtime collaborator, Dr. Dre.
On June 25, 2019, The New York Times Magazine listed Busta Rhymes among hundreds of artists whose material was reportedly destroyed in the 2008 Universal fire.