Rapper: Here's Why I Cut Off My Penis

Andre Johnson explains, kind of

By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff

Posted Jul 16, 2014 9:43 AM CDT

(Newser) – Andre Johnson, the Wu-Tang Clan-affiliated rapper who severed his own penis in April before jumping off a building, has explained his actions ... sort of. "I cut it off because that was the root of all my problems," the 41-year-old rapper, who also uses the name Christ Bearer, tells E!. "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." He also spoke to the New York Daily News, noting that he had been reading about monks and vasectomies at the time. Oh, and probably coincidentally, he admits he was on drugs, too. "But I was in complete control," he insists, and "I didn't want to kill myself."

He also notes, contrary to some media reports, that doctors couldn't re-attach the member. "But, it still gets hard, the little bit that I got. I still got some penis that works," he says. "I definitely still get extremely aroused if I see a beautiful woman." But, despite his previous remarks, he adds, "I wasn't having that much sex up to that point anyways. My days of reproducing are over. But now I'm a reborn man." As for why he jumped, "That was just my response to the demons. They were doing their best to get to me, but being alive solidified my thoughts," he says. "I'm alive, penis or no penis." He's speaking out for the first time since the incident because "the truth must be told," he says. What's next for him? "I love comedy," he says. "I'm going to do stand up along with making music."

Christ Bearer is interviewed in 2013.
Christ Bearer is interviewed in 2013.   (YouTube)
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