Rapper Lil Boosie in 2014
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Lil Boosie revealed on Instagram Wednesday that he's been diagnosed with kidney cancer. He took the post down, but a few outlets took a screenshot of the post.

According to TMZ, the deleted post read: "I need all my fans to pray for me[.] [My] [d]octor just told me I have cancer on my kidneys. [P]rayer is power, that's why I'm letting the world know. [#]prayfaboosie."

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His peers in the hip-hop community sent out messages on social media showing their support. 

https://twitter.com/jimjonescapo/status/669553859233189888?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw

It's that time of the year to be thankful for life and to be surrounded by family and loved ones. Hopefully Lil Boosie is getting all of the care and well-wishes he deserves. 

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