In a classic case of adding insult to injury, the Wu-Tang Clan's official clothing brand says that rapper Andre Johnson, who cut off his own penis and then jumped off a second-story balcony early Wednesday morning, is "not affiliated with the Wutang Brand."
Johnson, a.k.a. Christ Bearer, was discovered as part of the duo Northstar by Wu-Tang producer The RZA in 1998, and released RZA Presents Northstar in 2004. He has also been associated with Wu-Tang spinoff West Coast Killa Beez, and sported the group's T-shirt in his latest video, released yesterday.
But the Wu apparently no longer fucks with him. A now-deleted post on Wutangclan.com read, "Parental Advisory : Don't Believe The HYPE. This Mother Fucker Ain't Got Shit to do with The WUTANG Brand."
The post is gone, but the Wu-Tang blog is now running a TMZ story about Johnson's tragic, possibly suicidal episode. All mentions of Wu-Tang have been removed from the post and replaced with ellipses.