LOS ANGELES, July 14 (UPI) -- Andre "Christ Bearer" Johnson has explained why he cut off his own penis.
The Wu-Tang Clan-affiliated rapper, who performs with Meko the Pharaoh as duo Northstar, made headlines in April when he cut off his penis and jumped off of a second-story balcony. Johnson explained his reasons in an interview with E! News on Sunday, and said it was the first time he's spoken truthfully about the incident.
"Yes, I was using drugs that night, but I was in complete control," he asserted. "I cut if off because that was the root of all my problems. My solution to the problem was the realization that sex is for mortals, and I am a god... Those kinds of activities got me into trouble, and I came here to be a god."
Johnson revealed that contrary to several media reports, doctors were unable to reattach his penis.
"I still got some penis that works," he shared. "It's not the size of the prize, it's the motion of the ocean. There's no mystery to it, but they couldn't reattach it. A penis is a penis is a penis... I wasn't having much sex up to that point anyways. My days of reproducing are over. But now I'm a reborn man."
"I didn't want to kill myself," he continued. "That was just my response to the demons. They were doing their best to get to me, but being alive solidified my thoughts... I'm alive, penis or no penis."
The rapper said he saw a psychologist after he was released from the hospital, and reported he has "all his marbles" and "the lights [are] on in the attic."
"People perceived me as crazy, so I never wanted to speak wholeheartedly on the matter," he elaborated. "But now, in retrospect, the truth must be told."