The rap vet gained some cash after shedding the pounds…
Shotout to Biz Markie: After deciding he had enough of living unhealthy, the rapper lost the weight and earned an endorsement deal as a result of his hard work.
via LA Times:
Watch your back, “Subway” Jared. Zevia, a Los Angeles maker of sugar-free soda, has found an unlikely spokesman in rapper and kids’ show star Biz Markie. The goofball hip-hop artist, best known for the 1989 song “Just a Friend” and a recurring role on the Nick Jr. show “Yo Gabba Gabba,” weighed about 385 pounds just a few years ago. “I just kept eating,” he said Monday. “I’d eat, eat, eat, not exercise, go to sleep, eat and eat.”
He has lost about 140 pounds since, he said, and he partly credits cutting out sugar-filled sodas and switching to Zevia’s brand, which uses a plant-based zero-calorie sweetener called stevia. The company touts its concoctions as an alternative to artificial sweeteners.