Funk Flex went on Instagram Live in November 2020 to let his 1.3 million followers get a peak at his liposuction procedure — and of course, got clowned in the process.

But according to a recent episode of the Million Dollaz Worth of Game podcast, the veteran Hot 97 radio personality explained he was influenced to by a few top tier artists, including LL COOL J, Kanye West and Drake — although he couldn’t 100 percent confirm they’d all had lipo.

“I went public with it just because I thought everyone did — now, I can’t say I seen, but I can say, you know, I did, to my knowledge, Drake and Kanye and LL [COOL J] and people like that, that’s what they were doing,” he said. “When I called and I got in touch with the guy who did it for me, I was recommended because current football players and current boxers go to him.”

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Flex has undergone quite the transformation in recent months. After losing 40 pounds, he opted to target his “trouble areas” with the procedure. In the graphic Instagram video, a tube was inserted into his right side as yellow clumps of fat was extracted from his body and collected in a container next to him.

He wrote in the caption, “For a while now @40dayreset has been amazing in helping me lose 40lbs! @drwerfel thank u so much! Today I took a step I always wanted to try! @elitebodysculpture works on those hard areas… lower stomach, arm pit sides and back fat! No anesthesia, awake the entire time! I really enjoyed it!”

Following Funk Flex’s fat-sucking procedure, LL COOL J tweeted about how hard it was to stop himself from ridiculing him — but then did it anyway.

“I’m doing everything in my power right now not to go in on homie?” he wrote at the time. “Lipo on IG? LOL. Yo@funkflex you let him hit you with the turkey thermometer on social media!!!!! I still love u B!!”