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Singer Jeremih (left) is reportedly "responsive" after testing positive for Covid-19 and on life support in an ICU in Chicago.

The news that the 33-year-old R&B singer was unresponsive and on a ventilator was met with skepticism, especially considering the source: rapper-turned internet troll 50 Cent (right).

50 Cent, 45, took to social media to ask for prayers for Jeremih over the weekend.

"Pray for my boy Jeremih he's not doing good this covid s**t is real," he wrote, while Chance the Rapper and Big Sean also offered up well wishes and prayers.

50 Cent returned to his Instagram on Monday to report that Jeremih was "responsive" and "doing a little better."

"Thank you for praying for my Boy @jeremih he is responsive today, doing a little better," he wrote in the caption of a recent photo of the singer.

There is an unconfirmed report that Jeremih has a pre-existing condition that weakened his immune system, making him susceptible to any respiratory virus.

Jeremih and 50 Cent collaborated on a single, "Down on Me", which charted at the No. 1 spot on the Rhythmic Billboard chart in 2010.

Jeremih is best known for his hit debut single, "Birthday Sex", which peaked at No. 4 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 2009.

Natalie La Rose seen leaving BBC Studios - London

My niece Natalie La Rose was seen leaving London's BBC Studios on Wednesday. Don't act like you've never heard of this Rihanna look-a-like. Natalie is a superstar across the pond. She has like 100 million views on her YouTube video for "Somebody" ft. Jeremih. YouTube views isn't an accurate measure of popularity. A record industry insider told me that if an artist has 10 million views on YouTube -- 9.5 million of those views were probably paid for.

I don't how true that is, so don't quote me.

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Jeremih's new track "Imma Star" will have to grow on me, but visually I like this video. I like the concept of taking the emphasis off of our culture's obsession with material things. That chick driving a Jetta will catch my attention quicker than the one driving a Bentley.

Thanks to loyal reader Danyel for the link! Danyel wrote:


I don't know if he's gay or not, but I love the concept of this video. It was funny and pretty witty. A nice change from other artist trying to "broadcast" what they really DON'T have. Even though they tried to act as if it was just a dream (yeah right). Just thought I'd share.