I'd understand if they failed to comprehend the reasons behind my actions, if they thought it was a tad extreme and/or bizarre; I'd be impressed if one of them wondered to the media how long it would take me to slice my genitalia off - but I'd like to think that because of what we've gone through together, none of them would feign not having known me at all.
And that's really the one thing that has thrown me off the most about the story of Christ Bearer (Andre Johnson to the I.R.S.), the Northstar / West Coast Killa Beez rapper who either chopped off his manhood and jumped off a two-storey balcony in front of his friends, or was castrated and almost killed by a bunch of thugs who switched sides on him.
I get that RZA produced his record and that he was featured on a few solo songs from members of the Wu-Tang Clan, but that as a whole they may not have all met - or even liked - him. But to go as far as posting this picture on their Facebook page the day it hit the news was a tad cold:
'Cause I don't know about you, but this album cover with a huge 'W' in the middle of their logo and RZA's name on it twice:
|Bobby Digital is RZA's 'weird rap' alter-ego|
and this still shot:
kind of speak to me as having at least one member's ''ok'' to proceed with saying you're affiliated in some capacity.
In a XXL interview, RZA ultimately referred to him as ''a guy we gave a chance to'', after calling him insane for 25 straight sentences. But he admits he was one of the first people Johnson called after getting released from jail recently. Seems like the love is only going one way on this one...
Just when he needed their help the most, the Wu cut him off.
TMZ reports that doctors were not able to reattach the former Wu member's member:
Wu-Tang affiliated rapper Andre Johnson is just plain Andre now ... because doctors weren't able to reattach his penis.That's a low blow for me to cut and paste, given the circumstances, to re-post TMZ's lack of tact. I apologize.