Rapper Freeway undergoes successful kidney transplant


Philadelphia rapper Freeway, who has been battling kidney failure for years, finally received a transplant.

The 40-year-old posted a video to Instagram Tuesday, announcing that he’d undergone the procedure and it had been a success.

“What’s up everybody? Thank y’all for the prayers and all your support. Everything went well, the surgery went well. I’m in recovery,” the “Flipside” rapper said. “God is good. I got the new kidney. The doctor said everything is fine. Thank y’all man, I really felt the prayers. It meant a lot.”

On Monday, Freeway, whose real name is Leslie Pridgen, told fans doctors had finally found a healthy kidney donor for him and he was in a Baltimore hospital awaiting the operation.

A member of the rap group State Property, Freeway was on Jay-Z’s former label, Rock-A-Fella Records, in the early 2000s. After a decade working with other record companies, he released his latest album, 2018’s “Think Free,” on the rap mogul’s current label, Roc Nation, last year.

In 2015, the rapper announced he had been diagnosed with kidney failure. He addressed the experience on the independently released, “Free Will,” the next year.