DJ Kay Slay’s brother is giving concerned hip hop fans a health update about the New York artist after he started battling COVID-19 late last year.
In a conversation with HipHopDX, Kwame Grayson said that Slay, born Keith Grayson, is currently in a “recovery state” and “not going to die.” Earlier reports claimed that the record executive was placed on a ventilator but according to Kwame that is false.
“It was a machine that was helping him breathe, but it was not a ventilator. I don’t know where they get this information,” he shared. “He was on a machine that was helping him breathe because he couldn’t breathe. A couple of days ago, he was in a state where everybody thought he really wasn’t going to make [it].”
Adding that the 55-year-old hip hop legend “was slowly fading away, but God didn’t let that happen.” “Everything in time and when they found out who he was, they got him powered up again. So he’s up and going,” he added.
Kwame shared that his brother will be moved to a private hospital where loved ones will be able to come and visit while he continues his recovery.
“He’s getting stronger. He’s gonna be alright,” he said.
COVID-19 has greatly impacted the hip-hop community.
Fred The Godson lost his life to COVID-19 in April 2020, New Orleans DJ DJ Black-N-Mild, succumbed to the virus in March 2020, founding member of the Boo-Yaa T.R.I.B.E. Ganxsta Ridd, died from complications Dec. 2020, and Zion I rapper Steve “Zumbi” Gaines passed away in Aug. 2021.