Rap legend Busta Rhymes has shared a dramatic body transformation ahead of his new album.
The rapper took to Instagram to share before-and-after photos of his weight loss and impressive new physique.
“DON’T EVER GIVE UP ON YOURSELF,” Busta captioned the photos. “LIFE BEGINS RIGHT NOW!!! MY DEDICATION IS DIFFERENT!! I WOULD NEVER PUT OUT AN ALBUM AND NOT BE IN THE BEST SHAPE OF MY LIFE!! I RESPECT MYSELF TOO MUCH AND I RESPECT Y’ALL TOO MUCH!!! I’M ONLY HERE TO INSPIRE!!”
He then went on to add that his 10th album, Extinction Level Event 2: The Wrath of God, will be released October 30, with merchandise already available for fans.
The rapper also thanked several individuals who helped him achieve his fitness goals, including celebrity trainer Victor Munoz and bodybuilders Dexter “The Blade” Jackson, Victor Martinez and Kai Greene.
Producer Swizz Beatz congratulated him on his transformation, commenting on the photo, “I’m so proud of you King!!!!! It’s your time King !!”
Busta, whose ninth studio album, Year of the Dragon, was released in 2012, said he’s “in the best shape” of his life.