Wu Tang Andre Johnson

Wu-Tang Clan-affiliated rapper Andre Johnson, who also goes by the stage name “Christ Bearer.

Wu-Tang Clan-affiliated rapper Andre Johnson, who also goes by the stage name “Christ Bearer,” recently broke his silence on why he cut off his penis in April and then jumped from the second floor of a Los Angeles apartment  building. According to CNN, Johnson told E! that he had been under the influence of drugs at the time and insisted that he knew what he was doing.

“Yes, I was using drugs that night, but I was in complete control,” Johnson told E! “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 said he had also been studying literature about monks and vasectomies before mutilating himself with a knife, cutting off his genitals.

Noting that he wasn’t trying attempt suicide to E!, the 41-year-old rapper who leads the group Northstar,  said he was happy to wake up in the hospital.

Despite physicians’ assertions that they were unable to reattach Johnson’s penis, Johnson said he still has “some penis left.”

Johnson said he has been seeing a psychologist after being discharged.

“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.”

Maria Adebola

Special to the AFRO