Photo via Busta Rhymes / Instagram
Photo via Busta Rhymes / Instagram

Busta Rhymes is known for having one of the biggest, fastest voices in rap—but a few years ago, his body wasn’t on the same level as his art. After a turbulent period, in the midst of creating what would become his well-received 2020 album Extinction Level Event 2: The Wrath of God, the musician’s health was slipping as he spent all of his attention on his music and family.

After a sleep apnea scare and other health issues in early 2019 led him to seek medical treatment and uncovered polyps in his throat, the rapper became more focused on his well-being and decided to commit to getting in shape. He soon linked up with bodybuilder Dexter Jackson, who put Busta on an intensive 30-day workout and diet plan. Now, the rapper continues to follow many of those same principles—and he has transformed his body in the process. At his peak, he says he weighed 340 pounds. Now, he tips the scaled at 254 pounds, with plenty of muscle.

Read the full story in Mens Health | Fitness.


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