Abilene, TX – 03 Greedo has spent two years locked behind bars in a Texas prison for drugs and weapon charges. Now he’s joined thousands of incarcerated individuals in Texas who’ve tested positive for COVID-19.
A message was shared on Greedo’s Instagram account on Friday (January 1) asking for prayers.
“Please keep, 03 Greedo in your prayers,” the message reads. “He just tested positive for COVID. He is doing well. Currently he is having flu like symptoms. Thank you!”
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In 2018, Greedo pled guilty and was sentenced to 20 years in federal prison on drug trafficking and possession of firearm charges. The L.A. rapper was originally charged in 2016 with possession of more than 400 grams of methamphetamine and unlawful possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
In Texas, over 27,000 incarcerated individuals have tested positive for COVID-19 with 177 individuals losing their lives. Additionally, over 7,700 staffers in prisons across the state have tested positive and 31 staffers have died.
Greedo’s positive test adds his name to a lengthy list of those in Hip Hop who’ve contracted the virus. Singer Jeremih endured a life-changing battle with the virus in November, nearly losing his life in the process.
“My whole insides, all my organs became inflamed,” he told Sway In The Morning. “It was going down, my heart went out, stopped beating and started beating irregularly, and my kidneys went out, my liver started to fail and go bad. Now I know all that now, mind you I didn’t know what was gong on at the time. I was out.”