Rappers Who Went From Overweight to Overtoned

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They switched burgers for barbells!

For better or for worse, a person’s looks have a huge impact on their career, especially when it comes to entertainment. Whether someone is good looking or plain, muscled or skinny, curvy or flat is sure to be major factor in their look, style, and popularity.

And that isn’t always a bad thing. Some performers are even more famous for their distinct or abnormal features, which ends up bringing everybody to a much more equal playing field. In hip-hop, plenty of rappers and artists have been known for their weight, and many of them even earned their nicknames thanks to their more obvious features. But what happens when someone who was always bigger sheds all their weight or bulks up instead?

Some of the biggest names in rap have experienced incredible changes from their early years as amateurs and throughout their journeys to award winning producers, millionaires, and influencers. When focusing so much on their careers, however, many of them forgot to put their health first, and only later in life did they decide to take control of their bodies through diet and exercise. Even Fat Joe isn’t fat anymore!

Rappers are trading in their burgers for barbells at a high rate these days. Do you even recognize some of them anymore? See our list of rappers who went from overweight to overtoned real quick and let us know whose transformation is the wildest!

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