Big Daddy Kane Speaks Out and Sets the Story Straight
In April, Big Daddy Kane revealed that Biz Markie was recovering from a stroke but said he is “getting better.”
“He’s in rehabilitation now. He’s getting better and stronger every day,” Kane told The Breakfast Club.
“Last time I talked to him on the phone, he got a real light voice, but last time I talked on the phone. He stuck his middle finger up at me, so I think he’s coming along.”
Biz Markie is not dead, his management has confirmed, after reports of the rapper’s death spread through social media.
The rapper, 57, is still alive, despite legions of fans sharing their condolences on social media in response to the false rumors.
A number of high-profile celebrities also mistakenly tweeted about his death, with Pharrell Williams and Talib Kweli deleting tweets after Biz’s representatives confirmed the rumors were false.
A source close to the Juice Crew legend tells HipHopDX he’s still alive as of a few hours ago but isn’t doing well. Unfortunately for Biz, his fans and family, his passing could be “eminent” and he needs Hip Hop’s help.
TV One journalist Rolands Martin also confirmed Biz is still alive, tweeting, “Folks, @BizMarkie has NOT died. I have been in contact with sources who are texting and talking to his wife. My source talked to Biz TODAY. Per his wife, Biz HAS NOT passed away. Please stop responding to non-credible sources. This hurts the family, friends and fans.”