It Didn’t Have to Happen: Phife Dawg, Diabetes, and Black Health by Law Ware
Blogger In the 2011 Documentary Beats, Rhymes, & Life: The Life and Travels of A Tribe Called Quest, Phife said of his love of sweets: “It’s really a sickness … Like straight-up drugs. I’m just addicted to sugar.” There we have it. Mystery solved. Diabetes killed Phife. He was vocal about his struggle with the disease since the 1990s—and it is a message we still need to hear.