Rapper cuts off own penis, jumps from North Hollywood building, police say

A rapper linked to the Wu-Tang Clan was injured early Wednesday after he apparently severed his penis and jumped from a North Hollywood apartment, Los Angeles police said.

Andre Johnson, 40 -- who raps under the moniker “Christ Bearer” in the duo Northstar -- was discovered about 12:45 a.m. with a self-inflicted wound to his genitalia, LAPD Sgt. William Mann confirmed.

Mann said Johnson had jumped from a second-story building in the 4500 block of Colfax Avenue. Johnson was taken to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Mann said, but the extent of his injuries was unknown.

It was not immediately clear what triggered Johnson’s actions, Mann said.


According to the Wu-Tang Clan’s website, rapper RZA discovered the Long Beach-based Northstar outside an L.A. radio station in 1998. On Tuesday, Johnson posted on Facebook and Twitter links to a new music video with rapper Rugged Monk.
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