Celebrity Weight-Loss Trend Finally Hits the Houston Rap Scene


Paul Wall — the man behind "Sittin' Sidewayz," one of the finest products to emerge from the early aughts Houston rap scene — has lost over 120 pounds with a procedure known as the gastric sleeve. He explains how he chose that particular option to Ozone: "Gastric bypass is the one where you lose the most weight the quickest; it’s for people who are 400-500 pounds and have health problems that they need to fix right away. Since [the weight loss] happens so fast it leaves you with a lot of saggy skin. The lap band, which is very popular, is when they put a band around your stomach and it makes you feel like you’re full, so you don’t eat. But there’s ways to cheat with it, and with the lap band, you can always get it removed to go back to normal. I decided to go with the gastric sleeve, because it’s a little more serious." Also: "I’ve probably worked out twice since I had [the surgery] and that was just a light workout." Paul Wall! [Vibe]