*TMZ reported today that a rapper affiliated with the Wu-Tang Clan had cut off his own penis before jumping off a second-story balcony in an alleged suicide attempt. However, the rap group has since come forward to deny any association with the artist.
Andre Johnson, a.k.a. Andre Roxx, was found in critical condition outside of his apartment building on the 4500 block of Colfax Avenue in North Hollywood.
Friends of the rapper who live in his building told TMZ that, without warning, Johnson cut his penis off and jumped from the second floor. The incident happened so quickly that by the time his friends made it to the ground floor, Johnson was on his feet and “running around screaming,” the site reported.
He was found with self-inflicted injuries and rushed to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.
No hard drugs were reportedly involved.
After the story broke, the below photo of Johnson popped up on Wu-Tang’s Instagram, denying he was ever affiliated with the group. It was captioned: “Parental Advisory: Don’t Believe The HYPE. This Mother F**ker Ain’t Got S**t to do with WUTANG ..~Mr .TANG Www.WuTangclan.com.”
However, a 2012 video exists on YouTube of Wu-Tang’s Killah Priest making Johnson an official Killa Bee: