RZA Thinks Penis-Cutting Rapper's Future Up in the Air

4/22/2014 1:19 PM PDT

A penis might not be the only thing Christ Bearer lost in the last week ... because RZA -- who discovered CB's group Killa Beez -- was noncommittal about CB's return.

Our photog caught up with the leader of the Wu-Tang Clan on the streets of NYC Tuesday.  RZA said he hasn't spoken to CB yet, but said CB's family has reached out to him.

Watch RZA when our photog asks about CB's future in the rap game.  Fact is ... CB has issues way bigger than rapping.