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NEW YORK - JUNE 03: Rapper Slim Thug attends 2010 VH1 Hip Hop Honors at Hammerstein Ballroom on June 3, 2010 in New York, New York. (Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images)

On Tuesday (Mar. 24) Houston rapper Slim Thug took to Instagram to share with his fans that he tested positive for the coronavirus, despite taking precautions like self-quarantining and wearing gloves and a mask.

“So check this out. No games being played, alright. The other day I got tested for the coronavirus yesterday and it came back positive,” Slim Thug said in a video.

“As careful as I’ve been self-quarantining, staying home. I might have gotten something to eat or did some simple stuff like that. Nothing crazy. Stayed in my truck. Had masks, gloves, and everything on and my test came back positive.”

“So y’all gotta take this stuff seriously. Sit home. self-quarantine. Do not come outside for whatever time they’re saying. If you have symptoms, you need to go get checked out,” Slim Thug continued.

“I’m good. I feel good. I don’t have any problems right now. The other day, I had a slight fever and a cough. I feel better I don’t have no fever or nothing like that, so I feel like I’m good but y’all better take it seriously. Coronavirus!”

Slim Thug is among various celebrities who have tested positive for the coronavirus amid the global epidemic, including Idris Elba, Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson, and Kevin Durant, among others.

Just found out I got Corona virus

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Glennisha Morgan is a Detroit-bred multimedia journalist and writer. She writes about intersectionality, hip-hop, pop culture, queer issues, race, feminism, and her truth. Follow her on Twitter @GlennishaMorgan.