Chicago rapper CupcakKe assured fans that she is doing better on Tuesday night (Jan. 8) after a scary, since-deleted Instagram post on Monday night (Jan. 7) in which she wrote, “im about to commit suicide.” The MC (born Elizabeth Harris), explained that she’s been “fighting with depression for the longest,” then apologized to her followers for alarming them.
“Sorry that I did it public last night but i’m ok,” she explained. “I went to the hospital & im finally getting the help that I need to get through , be happy , & deliver great music.” She thanked her fans for their concern and prayers, saying “but please don’t worry bout me.”
I’ve been fighting with depression for the longest ..sorry that I did it public last night but I’m ok .I went to the hospital & im finally getting the help that I need to get through , be happy , & deliver great music . thanks for all the prayers but please don’t worry bout me
— Marilyn MonHOE (@CupcakKe_rapper) January 8, 2019
Tuesday night’s tweet had more than 181,000 likes and nearly 8,000 supportive comments at press time, including notes (before and after the initial post) from Charli XCX, Lizzo, Iggy Azalea and Perez Hilton.
— CHARLI XCX (@charli_xcx) January 8, 2019
— CHARLI XCX (@charli_xcx) January 9, 2019
Damn so good to hear you’re gonna be ok ??
— |L I Z Z O| (@lizzo) January 9, 2019
You are loved!!!! You are special!!! ———-
— Perez (@ThePerezHilton) January 9, 2019
— LIL AARON (@lilaaron911) January 9, 2019
Sending love to @CupcakKe_rapper ??
I understand how hopeless and overwhelmed with negativity we can sometimes feel.
I hope you’ll take some time with those that really know YOU best;
then when you’re ready come back stronger than ever!
— IGGY AZALEA (@IGGYAZALEA) January 8, 2019
No ma’am, not on our watch. Keep living. You got the stuff & we got your back??–??
— Kathy Griffin (@kathygriffin) January 8, 2019
CupcakKe, 21 is slated to kick off a European promotional tour in support of her Eden album in late March after dropping off a planned tour with Iggy Azalea that was ultimately canceled. This isn’t the first time CupcakKe has discussed her mental health struggles. Just before the release of Eden last summer she tweeted, “I just want to say I’m at a very low & depressed point in my life, I didn’t realize it until I went 4 days without eatting.”
If you or someone you know needs help, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (1–800–273–8255) or go to SuicidePreventionLifeline.org to speak with someone.