Wu-Tang Affiliated Rapper

Rapper Friend Defends Him ... No Drug Use, Signs of Mental Illness

4/18/2014 9:49 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
041814_supreme_launchSupreme -- a friend of Christ Bearer's and a fellow Wu-Tang affiliated rapper -- says he saw nothing in C.B. that would have ever made him think he was capable of cutting off his penis and then trying to kill himself.

As TMZ first reported, Mr. Bearer (real name Andre Johnson) was rushed to the hospital earlier this week after his crazy suicide attempt ... but doctors were not able to reattach his penis.

Supreme says he never saw any signs of mental illness in his friend, and never saw him do any illicit drugs ... just cigarettes, alcohol and a little weed.

Supreme says he visited his friend in the hospital and now it's just time to "let the brother heal."

0418-christ-bearer-facebookFor his part, Christ Bearer did take to Facebook on Thursday to say he was blessed. Wonder if he posted that before or after doctors gave him the bad news?