The hip-hop star, real name Torrence Hatch, revealed doctors had discovered the tumour in November (15), and a month later (Dec15), he underwent an extensive, successful surgery to remove half of his kidney.

Ever since, Boosie has been undergoing treatment to fight the disease, and in a new interview with Revolt TV, he discusses the life-changing moment he found out he had to fight for life.

"I got an MRI, that motherf**ker (doctor) came back like, 'We found something on your kidney'," he recalls. "(He said), 'You know you got cancer', and that's when they told me. That was the first time I found that out."

But Boosie turned to his love of music to help him through the dark time, writing his recently released album, In My Feelings (Goin’ Thru It), which includes a track titled Cancer, which details his battle with the disease.

"That’s part of me with my music," he explains. "That’s what probably will never get me to fall off, because I keep going through stuff and I keep talking about it... I know I got a million fans, I'll get a million prayers. Whatever helps."