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Despite online reports, Hip Hop legend Biz Markie did not pass away.

It’s unclear who started the terrible rumor, but several media outlets have picked it up without confirming whether or not it is true.

Roland Martin took to social media late Wednesday night to shut down the erroneous report writing:

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.”

See Roland’s original tweet below.

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.”

— rolandsmartin (@rolandsmartin) July 1, 2021

Brandon “Scoop B” Robinson also confirmed Biz is not dead, however, he shared some very heartbreaking news.

Biz Markie has significant brain damage per a family associate.

The legendary rapper is in hospice care but is still alive currently. https://t.co/7ayLefSE4w

— 👑 Brandon “Scoop B” Robinson 📍 (@ScoopB) July 1, 2021

Regrettably I’ll add, some within Biz Markie’s circle have shared that the rapper may not make it through the weekend.

Please keep he and his family in your thoughts and prayers. https://t.co/7ayLefSE4w

— 👑 Brandon “Scoop B” Robinson 📍 (@ScoopB) July 1, 2021

Biz Markie has been battling health issues for quite some time, but what he needs most right now is prayers and positive energy.

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again…it’s always best to wait for the family to confirm things like this.