RZA Comments On Wu Affiliate’s Recent Suicide Attempt


In the days following the bizarre incident by Wu-Tang affiliate Christ Bearer, who cut off his penis and jumped off his second-story apartment balcony, RZA commented on the news… calling it “tragic.”

“Christ Bearer is a tragic story because it’s still the same situation: a guy we gave a chance to,” the Wu frontman tells XXL. “If I remember that deal back in the day, I remember they signed for, like, $150,000, a record deal from some young guys from Long Beach, Cali. He had a partner named Meko. I liked those guys. I liked what they stood for…. young guys trying. I can’t wait to really hear the whole story. It’s sad that it’s Wu-Tang affiliated. It’s like dirty press in a way. I want to know what the f*ck moved him to do those things.”

Bearer (real name: Andre Johnson) is currently in stable condition following the apparent suicide attempt, which people still are baffled by. Associates, who were there, said he had not been doing “any hard drugs that would cause him to do such a thing.”

RZA said Christ Bearer had been calling him after recently being released from prison, but they hadn’t worked together in some time. He appeared on the 1998 album, The Swarm, as a member of the Wu-Tang Killa Bees. Six years later, he reunited with RZA for the Bobby Digital Presents: Northstar.

“I feel sad for his family,” RZA says. “I know he has children… 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 sh*t 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.”

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