Rapper Andre Johnson, who made headlines in April when he severed his penis before jumping out of his second story apartment building, told E! News that he did it because he is not a mortal man.
“Yes, I was using drugs that night, but I was in complete control,” the rapper told the celebrity-gossip outlet. “I cut it off because that was the root of all my problems. My solution to the problem was the realization that sex is for mortals, and I am a god…Those kinds of activities got me into trouble, and I came here to be a god.”
Johnson performs under the name Christ Bearer. His group is affiliated with the Wu-Tang Clan.
Immediately following the incident, Johnson remained quiet.
“People perceived me as crazy, so I never wanted to speak wholeheartedly on the matter,” he told E! News. “But now, in retrospect, the truth must be told.”
The rapper, who said doctors were unable to reattach his genitalia, said he was not trying to kill himself, as initially suspected.
“I didn’t want to kill myself,” Johnson said. “That was just my response to the demons. They were doing their best to get to me, but being alive solidified my thoughts. … I’m alive, penis or no penis.”
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