Wu-Tang Clan is disputing that Andre Johnson, the rapper known as Christ Bearer who cut off his own penis Wednesday, is affiliated with the hip hop collective.
Most reports that Andre Johnson cut off his penis before jumping off a balcony in a bizarre suicide attempt listed him as a "Wu-Tang affiliated rapper."
Miraculously, he survived and is in stable condition, though doctors were unable to reattach his member after an incident that left the music world stunned.
Or in Wu-Tang's case, racing to its official blog.
Soon after the story broke, the group posted an article titled “EXCLUSIVE: NOT AFFILIATED TO WUTANG” followed by a picture of Johnson.
“Parental Advisory: Don’t Believe The HYPE. This Mother F----- Ain’t Got S--- to do with WUTANG ..~ Mr .TANG,” the post on Wu-Tang's blog went on to say.
The post has since been taken down, and in its place is TMZ's story about Johnson's penis-severing and balcony-jumping ... with no additional commentary.
And that's the Wu for you.
As Christ Bearer, Johnson is a member of the rap group Northstar, whose other members reportedly live in the same apartment building where he jumped.
The group’s Facebook page describes them as “Westcost [sic] Killa Bee Group” discovered and signed by Wu-Tang Clan member RZA in 1998.
The page uses other language that described the group's connection to Wu-Tang Clan, including a post promoting a January appearance in Willts, Calif.
“WU-TANG WEST COAST KILLA BEEZ!!!!!!!!!!!!” the post reads.
Affiliates of Wu-Tang, the legendary, incomparable and at times dysfunctional rap group formed in New York in the 1990s, are often known as Killa Bees.
The Village Voice also unearthed a video of another Wu-Tang affiliate, Killah Priest, making Johnson, who also goes by Andre Roxx, an official Killa Bee.
Whatever degree of affiliation his connection to the group, we hope he gets help for whatever issues caused him to take such unfathomable actions.