Rapper Kurupt on Latest Season of ‘Marriage Boot Camp’ But Was Hospitalized After Alcohol Relapse

The second season of WE tv’s Marriage Boot Camp: Hip Hop Edition has been rounding up cast members for filming, and Dogg Pound rapper Kurupt is among its latest group. But multiple reports state he had a health emergency that resulted in hospitalization.

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Kurupt suffered after an alcohol relapse

According to Complex, Kurupt was rushed to a hospital after having an alcohol relapse. Citing a report from TMZ, the outlet states the rapper missed a couple days of filming after things morphed into a medical emergency.

It’s said that Kurupt has struggled with sobriety and alcohol consumption but slipped up on the set of Marriage Boot Camp where liquor is readily available. He was drinking heavily one night on set and became too sick to continue. After a short stay at the hospital, he returned for filming.

Per BET News, the production team for the show has removed alcohol from the environment and is banning it altogether. According to the rapper himself, he’s well now.

Why Kurupt is on ‘Marriage Boot Camp’

The rapper is reportedly on the reality series with his girlfriend, Tookie. Not much is known about her, but a quick peek at their social media accounts reveals they’ve been snapping photos together for over a year.

Kurupt was previously married to Jovan Brown, who also goes by the stage name “Gail Gotti.” The two were together for a total of 17 years, married for 10, and split in 2017. Since then, Brown has accused the rapper of leaving her after being diagnosed with a terminal illness, namely a blood cancer, Vibe reported. She’s filed suit to request spousal support of $14,000 per month.

When is ‘Marriage Bootcamp: Hip Hop Edition’ set to air?

Season one of the series ended this past spring, and with season two currently in production, it is due to drop sometime in 2020. Though the team behind Marriage Boot Camp hasn’t released an official cast list of its upcoming lineup of couples, it’s rumored that Cee Lo Green, singer Michel’le, Styles P and his wife, and Joseline Hernandez will be part of it.

According to a press release from WE tv’s parent company AMC Networks, the show was renewed and will feature 10 new episodes when it premieres. WE tv’s president is excited about the new season:

“We are thrilled that ‘Marriage Boot Camp: Hip Hop Edition’ struck a chord with both longtime fans and new Thursday night viewers to make this newest extension a wild success. With our strategic expansion of the ‘Marriage Boot Camp’ universe, we’ve tapped into a completely new and enthusiastic audience for this longstanding franchise.”

Typically, Marriage Boot Camp is filmed in a posh mansion located somewhere in southern California where couples work their issues with the help of professionals.

Its current spinoff is a family version that will help famous, dysfunctional broods hash out their problems with each other. The cast includes Corey Feldman, Aaron Carter, and reality stars from Basketball Wives and the Real Housewives of Orange County.