Rapper Severs Penis, Jumps From Building
Andre Johnson, affiliated with Wu-Tang Clan, survives but is seriously injured
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Apr 16, 2014 3:27 PM CDT

(Newser) TMZ is reporting on a grisly story out of North Hollywood, where police say rapper Andre Johnson cut off his own penis and then jumped from a second-story balcony in an apparent suicide attempt. Johnson, who raps under the name Christ Bearer, survived and is in the hospital, reports CNN. It was unclear whether doctors would be able to reattach the penis, but it was recovered from the scene. Northstar is in the Wu-Tang Clan's network of rap groups.

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Apr 18, 2014 1:07 AM CDT
The first responders who went looking for it, ended up getting the shaft.
Apr 17, 2014 4:15 PM CDT
I came here for the comments, but I think rap music is a complete waste of time, so I don't really know much about the guy.
Crazy Horse
Apr 17, 2014 2:59 PM CDT
How can someone be so angry at their own penis that cutting it off seems like the only solution? I'm completely out of the loop when it comes to rap music, and pop culture in general, but my take on this is this... Rap music as all about getting loaded, getting laid and getting paid (all of which I'm in total favor of, by the way). This Johnson probably got wrapped up in the lifestyle, perhaps had sex with the wrong person (probably another man) and was suffering from such shame and humiliation that he cut off his own penis (the source or cause of his humiliation). No man would cut off his own penis unless it was getting him into so much trouble that he had no other choice but to cut it off to save his dignity.