Rapper Lil Boosie attends day 1 of the Radio Broadcast Center during the BET Awards '14 on June 27, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.

Rapper Lil Boosie attends day 1 of the Radio Broadcast Center during the BET Awards ’14 on June 27, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.

*Lil Boosie is asking fans to pray for him because he was diagnosed with kidney cancer.

The Louisiana rapper shared the news on Instagram, saying, “prayer is power that’s why I’m letting the world know.”

Lil Boosie in Instagram post announcing his kidney cancer. It has since been deleted.

Lil Boosie in Instagram post announcing his kidney cancer. The caption has since been deleted.

However, TMZ is reporting that the announcement was a surprise to his team. They were not happy about the reveal, which is why the caption was deleted shortly after the initial posting. The photo of Boosie eating a meal still remain.

Boosie, 33, has reportedly been living with diabetes for years.

He was released from prison last year following a 5-year bid on a drug charge.