Northstar Christ Bearer Suicide


The Wu-Tang Clan’s 1997 sophomore album is entitled Forever, but that apparently doesn’t apply to all of its members or acolytes.

A rapper named Christ Bearer – nee Andre Johnson – was all but completely disowned by the hip-hop collective after The Los Angeles Times reported that he severed his own penis Wednesday and jumped from a second-story balcony in a suicide attempt.

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Mind you, Johnson was far from one of the group’s core members. Although the Wu-Tang website confirms that he and his partner Meko the Pharoah were discovered by Wu impresario RZA (Robert Diggs) in 1998, the duo has done little to distinguish themselves since then, either as Northstar or as solo artists.

But a post on Wu-Tang’s Facebook page, which has since been taken down, reportedly insisted that Johnson had nothing to do with the group. The post, which featured a picture of Johnson, read, “Parental Advisory : Don’t Believe The HYPE. This Mother Fucker Ain’t Got Shit to do with The WUTANG Brand.”

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Johnson was taken to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center for care after the incident, earning him a level of attention that his musical career failed to do – which may in fact be one of the reasons why he attempted suicide. Nevertheless, authorities have either not determined or not yet revealed any information about what prompted his behavior.

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Meanwhile, Johnson posted links on Facebook and Twitter to a new music video with rapper Rugged Monk just a day prior to the incident.

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