The rapper Bow Wow alarmed fans on Tuesday with a tweet many read as suicidal, after the rapper has alluded several times this month to his demise.
"Feel like jumping off this balcony," he tweeted Tuesday at 6:37 a.m.
He wrote in another tweet, which has since been deleted, "Im sorry but i truly dont want to be here no more!"
In another now-deleted tweet, he said he had no ill intent with the messages and was simply reacting to waking up to "bad news." Bow Wow didn't elaborate on what happened.
Bow Wow announced this month that his upcoming album will be titled "EDICIUS," which is "suicide" spelled backwards. He first tweeted the album name April 1 without context, leading some fans to urge him to get help, according to BET.
The rapper, whose real name is Shad Gregory Moss, explained the title one day later.
"Decided to name my album 'EDICIUS' its SUICIDE backwards ... the meaning means ... To bring yourself back from something. The name represents relentlessness, coming back for more even after death. Left the old me and woke up a NEW ME," he wrote on Twitter April 2.
When asked about his mental health during an April 12 interview on "The Breakfast Club" radio show, Bow Wow's addressed his history with suicidal thoughts.
“People thought I was suicidal," he said. "People don’t understand—I done lapped the world eight times. And it’s like, me coming into the game young, and seeing so much and doing so much, sometimes I just question life. Like, damn, what else is there for me to do."
But he kept startling fans when, in response to their concerns, he again bemoaned his existence.
In an Instagram post Tuesday, Bow Wow offered little insight into what led to his tweets that morning.
"5am and im waking up with a BIG F*CK YOU to life. You sure do know how to f*ck people at the wrong times! I hope your coffee is hot as f*ck and it burns you. I hope its cloudy all day and you cant see sh*t. I hope you get the Tristin T treatment in your comments if you have an IG punk," he wrote.
[Photo: Bow Wow by Paras Griffin / Getty Images]
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