Gucci Mane, Megan Thee Stallion, and Kevin Gates
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Gucci Mane, Megan Thee Stallion, and Kevin Gates

Rappers Who Are Dominating the Charts — And in the Gym

These days, it's not just lyrics and beats that are evolving, but also the physical transformations of some of the most famous rappers. Here are some impressive transformations.


Oct. 23 2023, Published 2:04 p.m. ET

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Thanks to social media, fans are getting more and more access to their favorite rappers.

Along with promoting new music and projects they are working on, some of the biggest names in hip-hop are also sharing their health and fitness journeys.

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From workout routines to weight loss updates, some rappers' transformations are inspiring their fanbases to get to the gym as well. Keep reading for a look at some of the biggest physical transformations in the rap game.

Kevin Gates

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Kevin Gates in 2019 vs. 2022.

Kevin Gates, the Baton Rouge rapper known for his powerful lyrics, has undergone a remarkable fitness transformation. In 2022, he shared that he had lost over 100 pounds on social media.

"This video was taken on the 22nd day of April 2019 I was over 300lbs," he shared. "I was miserable, fat, and unhappy, and a junky. I had to find flaws in others to make myself feel OK — until you find true love for self... hard work pay off break not a day off."

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In a conversation with Men's Health, he shared his workout plan, which was simple, yet effective and included a combination of strength training and cardio, which helped him shed pounds while building lean muscle.

The routine was simple, yet effective and included a combination of strength training and cardio, which helped him shed pounds while building lean muscle.

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Moneybagg Yo

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Moneybagg Yo in 2017 vs 2023.

Moneybagg Yo is another rapper who has put his fitness journey in the spotlight. He shared his workout and diet regimen in an interview with Men's Health.

He also shared that part of his motivation to hit the gym stemmed from the jealousy he would feel watching others work out and get in great shape on Instagram.

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According to the rapper, a disciplined diet and workout plan have become a part of his regimen. His healthcare goals are quite simple though. According to him, “My ultimate goal for training is to get my body right, look good in my clothes, feel good, and have my wind up.”

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Wiz Khalifa

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Wiz Khalifa in 2010 vs. 2022

Wiz Khalifa has always been slim, but lately, he has definitely packed on more muscle. This is because he follows a strict fitness regime that keeps him in shape. In an interview with Men's Health, he revealed his unique, yet routine approach to staying in shape, saying, "I wake up at 6 a.m., eat breakfast, take my son to school, then hit the gym."

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He continued, "We do different muscle groups every day, so I do weight training for an hour, then mixed martial arts for another hour. Afterward, I stretch, and then I like to have a protein shake and smoke a fat-ass joint."

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Megan Thee Stallion

Megan Thee Stallion is a force to be reckoned with in the rap industry, and her fitness journey is no less impressive. She regularly shares her workouts and fitness tips on social media, inspiring her fans to lead healthier lives.

She follows up some of these high-intense workout videos with snippets of her chiseled physique, and fans have been impressed by her results and consistency.

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"I'm really proud of my journey," she told People in June 2023. "Fitness has become a part of my lifestyle. I've been disciplined and committed to working out on a regular basis and investing in my health."

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Busta Rhymes

Busta Rhyme's weight loss journey kicked off after a traumatic incident with his ex-girlfriend, and since then, he set out to get healthier and eventually lost 100 pounds.

The weight loss helped him to have a more sculpted and defined physique. He achieved this through a combination of disciplined workouts, dietary changes, and a positive mindset.

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One of the key aspects of the veteran rapper's transformation was his commitment to regular exercise and a new perspective to life and health.

"Me, 50 Cent, Dr. Dre, a lot of artists now, understand the seriousness and significance of self-preservation: a healthy diet regimen, significant water intake, getting your sleep so your body can repair itself when you beat it up and you tear that muscle from the workouts," he told Men's Health. "The most important thing in life is self-preservation."

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Gucci Mane

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Gucci Mane in 2016 vs. 2023.

After spending three years in prison, Gucci Mane regained freedom in 2016 and a renewed sense of good lifestyle choices.

This led him to stop drinking lean and other stimulants and commit to getting his health on track, losing 100 pounds in the process.

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"I used to be fat," he said in an Instagram video in 2019. "For people who ain’t in shape, people who ain’t healthy, people who need some inspiration, listen: I was 290 pounds, now I’m 190 pounds. I lost 100 pounds. I’m 190 right now. I said I’m 190! So check this out: You can do it if I can do it. Use me for inspiration."

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