Music executive Wack 100 has confirmed that DJ Kay Slay is currently on a ventilator after being hospitalized with COVID-19.
Legendary New York DJ and record executive DJ Kay Slay has been hospitalized with COVID-19 according to record executive Wack 100 on Instagram.
“Pray for my brotha @djkayslay It’s not looking good,” Wack 100 wrote. “He might be mad at me for this those that know Slay but he needs all the support he can get … Been 14 days fighting Covid and he’s just be put on a ventilator.”
View this post on Instagram
Others rallied on social media in support of DJ Kay Slay with words of encouragement.
“Send strength @djkayslay. Love u bro,” wrote LL Cool J in a separate post. The two collaborated on LL Cool J’s 2008 mixtape The Return of the G.O.A.T.
View this post on Instagram
HipHopDX reported that hip-hop promoter and producer Van Silk said that DJ Kay Slay hadn’t been vaccinated, but also honored his friend through text.
“To my brother Kay Slay: I’ve known you since you were 15 years old… We done a lot together – from me helping you with Straight Stuntin magazine as the first editor to how the many DJs we put on during the mixtape era, and now working on the ‘Rolling Deep 200’ project. Brother, I love you and you gotta get well. You know how I was on your back about getting vaccinated.”
DJ Kay Slay’s last release was The Soul Controller which came out in December. The album featured appearances by Snoop Dogg, Papoose, Busta Rhymes, Raekwon, and more.
Below are more posts with good wishes for DJ Kay Slay.
They ask everyone to please respect his privacy during this time, and continue to send your positive energy and prayers. 🙏🏽 pic.twitter.com/oLm2yHp1dx
— HOT 97 (@HOT97) January 6, 2022
The Legend DJ Kay Slay in Harlem (1981). Hip-Hop Icon. pic.twitter.com/yeTG3dZ5t4
— Termanology (@TermanologyST) January 6, 2022
— Rock The Bells (@RockTheBells) January 6, 2022
This DJ Kay Slay news hurts. Prayers up to him & I hope he pulls through. Anyone who knew me as a teenager knows what him along with Clue, Envy, Whoo Kid, Green Lantern, S&S, etc meant to me. Never met Slay b4 but I got to speak to him on Clubhouse & tell him how he inspired me.
— raheem palmer (@djrtodaizza) January 6, 2022
Prayers up for the great Kay Slay. This man does so much for HIpHop and NY. He gotta get through this 🙏 https://t.co/f6IiSJbR3B
— R.A. the Rugged Man (@RAtheRuggedMan) January 6, 2022
Prayers up for my man Kay Slay the mixtape king aka Dez the graffiti genius. JUST spoke to him a few weeks ago. Smh. An absolute legend in the game who brought NY back and kept us up. Speedy recovery king 🙏🏽👑
— Skyzoo (@skyzoo) January 6, 2022
Also, prayers up for my bro DJ Kayslay. 🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾
— Mic Geronimo (@realmicgeronimo) January 6, 2022
"Legendary #hot97 DJ Kay Slay's family sends their appreciation for the outpouring of prayers, love & support as he works through a current health issue.
They ask everyone to please respect his privacy during this time, and continue to send your positive energy and prayers. 🙏🏾" pic.twitter.com/R34ks3ZHcK
— LISA EVERS (@LisaEvers) January 6, 2022