Busta Rhymes, 50 Cent, and Method Man are all on the cover of Men's Health as the hip hop legends open up about their respective fitness journeys.
Busta opened up about how post-coital breathing issues led him to lose weight. He described a time where he was sharing intimate sexual space with his now ex-wife when something akin to an asthma attack occurred. “I was having a really difficult time breathing, so I got up and I walked out of the bedroom so she wouldn’t panic seeing me trying to keep myself calm,” Busta said.
He continued, “I was trying to inhale, and it felt like it wasn’t working. I felt like I was having an asthma attack—but I don’t have asthma. So I walked out of the bedroom and went into the living room, and I was forcing myself to inhale, to relax.”
Busta added that the ordeal was like a "mindf***" and that it had both he and his ex-wife worried.
“She was like, ‘Yo, this is not who I fell in love with.’ She didn’t know what had happened outside, but she was looking at my body and the weight. She was like, ‘You gotta lose this weight. This breathing is scaring me. When I met you, you wasn’t like a musclehead, but you was slim, you was cut, you had your sh** right. I need you to get back to who I fell in love with.'”