(AllHipHop News) Wu Tang Clan news has been weird, sad and shocking this past week and former affiliate Andre Johnson cutting his penis off is emblematic of the whole week. A day after Raekwon’s critical statements about RZA, the Abbot speaks on Johnson’s self-inflicted ordeal for the first time.
According to RZA in an interview with XXL, Johnson (rap name: Christ Bearer) was apart of Wu Tang Clan-assoicated West Coast Killa Beez. However, RZA maintains that while he spoke to Johnson prior to his injury, RZA states that he had not made music with the rapper in over 10 years. RZA deduces that Johnson’s time spent in prison and apparently debilitating mental health played roles in his decision to harm his penis:
I thought he was a smarter guy than a guy who would do something crazy like that. But at the same time, he been in jail recently, he’s been in trouble. Maybe he’s mentally unstable. Maybe the mental health system should have took a look at him and said, ‘You know what? We got to hold on to this guy for a little longer.’ Because it’s not any sanity; even if you high, this shit don’t sound sane. This sounds more than high. It sound like mental problems or something that was bothering this man’s mind, and he needed help. It’s sad. I send my respect out to his family.
RZA also revealed that he signed Johnson and his rap partner, Meko as the group Northstar for $150,000. RZA also points out how the recent news is bad for Wu Tang Clan, press-wise:
It’s sad that it’s Wu-Tang affiliated. It’s like dirty press in a way. I want to know what the fuck moved him to do those things.
RZA executive produced the group’s 2004 debut album Bobby Digital Presents…NorthStar through Wu Tang Records/Koch Records.