In what was supposed to be a joyous week of celebrating his fourth studio album, Moneybagg Yo asked people to pray for his mother, who was diagnosed with COVID-19 and pneumonia.
In a now-deleted tweet from April 30, Moneybagg Yo, 29, took to Twitter to ask people to pray for his mother as she began recovery for COVID-19 and pneumonia. “Dam mane how df My mama got COVID and pneumonia smh I need y’all prayers right now,” Moneybagg tweeted.
Prayers were answered, as Moneybagg returned to Twitter the next day to tweet, “Preciate y’all prayers she good.”
The Memphis rapper did not share further details about whether his mom was admitted to the hospital or his mom’s condition.
Earlier this year, he received criticism for his tweets about how the pandemic was financially beneficial to him. He later apologized for the tweet.
On April 23, Moneybagg released his fourth studio album, A Gangsta’s Pain. The album featured his hit single “Time Today” and earned the rapper his first number one on the Billboard 200 chart. Upon release, he called it “album of da year” and saying “this about to be my biggest project.”