A United States, US, rapper, Andre Johnson, has explained why he chopped off his penis during a party and then jumped off a second-floor balcony.
Speaking with BBC, the Los Angeles rapper disclosed that he took the extreme measure because he felt that his penis was out of control, adding that his “interactions” with women had been “callous.”
According to Johnson, “At the back of my mind, my issues were eating me. I was thinking my interaction with women have been just callous, no moral code.
“I said I will fix this problem that is causing me so much misery. That’s when I think the insanity kicked in. I said, ‘Yo, my dick is outta control. I need a vasectomy.”
Johnson had in April 2014 yanked off his penis.
Following his action, the rapper was hospitalised and diagnosed with having suffered a period of severe depression, this led to him being referred to a psychiatrist.
Describing his unusual action, the rapper said, “I just jumped up, out of nowhere and I went to the kitchen.
“I grabbed a knife and, bam, I pulled down my pants and (he mimes a chopping motion) … that quick.”
He assured that though doctors were unable to reattach the severed part of his penis after a life-saving surgery, that doesn’t mean that he can’t have sex.
“When I’m actually having the act of sex, it’s not like, ‘Oh I wish I still had my penis. It’s like, I’m in there. Like it used to be,” he said.
Confessing to using drugs and alcohol, Johnson said, “When we have mental health issues, we turn to drugs – you know, smoke this, have a drink.”