Posted: January 08, 2019
By Michelle Ewing, Cox Media Group National Content Desk
Alarming messages sent from Chicago rapper Cupcakke's social media accounts Monday night have sparked a flurry of tweets from worried musicians, friends and fans.
"Im (sic) about to commit suicide," read one tweet posted by the "Quiz" rapper's verified Twitter account just before 8 p.m. EST.
im about to commit suicide— Marilyn MonHOE (@CupcakKe_rapper) January 8, 2019
Less than an hour later, the 21-year-old's Instagram account shared a screenshot of the tweet with the caption, "Thank you for everything y'all have done for me. I really appreciate it."
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According to one friend, comedian Elijah Daniel, Chicago police conducted a wellness check on Cupcakke, whose legal name is Elizabeth Harris.
"Police not able to give me anymore details other than Elizabeth is OKAY and at the hospital," he tweeted about 2 a.m. EST Tuesday.
UPDATE: Chicago Police got to Elizabeth’s place and she has been taken to a hospital. I don’t have any further information beyond that, but will update when i do.— elijah daniel (@elijahdaniel) January 8, 2019
ive never felt so relieved and sad at the same time, @CupcakKe_rapper i love you more than you’ll ever know. you’re one of the sweetest souls ive ever had the pleasure of knowing, and you’re not leaving us. we won’t let it happen.— elijah daniel (@elijahdaniel) January 8, 2019
UPDATE: Police not able to give me anymore details other than Elizabeth is OKAY and at the hospital 💜 https://t.co/FVZgFxzn7y— elijah daniel (@elijahdaniel) January 8, 2019
Meanwhile, Cupcakke's despondent posts received thousands of replies expressing support for the rapper.
"Sending love to @CupcakKe_rapper," fellow rapper Iggy Azalea tweeted. "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!"
Sending love to @CupcakKe_rapper ❤️— IGGY AZALEA (@IGGYAZALEA) January 8, 2019
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!
"You are such a beautiful and wonderful person and we simply cannot lose you," British singer Charli XCX wrote.
"Keep living," comedian Kathy Griffin tweeted. "You got the stuff & we got your back."
No ma’am, not on our watch. Keep living. You got the stuff & we got your back❤️👏❤️— Kathy Griffin (@kathygriffin) January 8, 2019
As of 5 a.m. EST Tuesday, neither Cupcakke nor her management company had publicly released a statement about the incident.
Comedian Pete Davidson worried fans Saturday when he posted a message to Instagram saying, in part, "I really don't want to be on this Earth anymore," before deleting his account altogether.
The 25-year-old Saturday Night Live performer posted what appeared to be a screenshot of text written in the iPhone "Notes" app with the following message Saturday afternoon:
"i really don't want to be on this earth anymore. i'm doing my best to stay here for you but i actually don't know how much longer i can last. all i ever tried to do was help people. just remember i told you so."
The post drew messages of concern and support from his fans. "Pete you can get through this. This too shall pass," wrote one Instagram user, @sunshine8377. "I love you man and I don’t want you to ever consider ending your life. I wish my comment mattered," wrote another user, @kpierrephoto.
Davidson later deleted his Instagram account.
Davidson made headlines earlier this year for his whirlwind romance with singer Ariana Grande. The two began dating in May, announced their engagement in June and broke up in October, according to reports.
Davidson and Grande had each recently engaged with singer Kanye West on Twitter, from seemingly different sides. Earlier Saturday, West called out Grande on Twitter for what he believed was an inappropriate tweet regarding a feud between him and fellow singer, Drake.
“All of this foolishness weighed on my mental health so @ArianaGrande you know I got love for you but until you’re ready to really make sure everyone’s ok don’t use me or this moment to promote a song," West wrote.
Grande apologized hours later, though she said the comment in question wasn't referring to West.
Davidson, who has been open about his struggles with borderline personality disorder, tweeted in support of West.
“Bravo Kanye West for standing up for yourself and speaking out against mental health. I can’t explain to you enough how difficult and scary it is to be honest about stuff like this,” Davidson said.
By later Saturday afternoon, it appeared Davidson had deleted his Twitter account as well.
Perhaps to reassure fans, actor Jon Cryer tweeted that Davidson was “at SNL and accounted for.”
Those struggling with suicide and suicidal thoughts can call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 24 hours a day at 800-273-8255 and get more information on the Lifeline at SuicidePreventionLifeline.org.
The United States experienced a nearly 30 percent increase in suicide rates between 1999-2016, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released two days after the death of designer Kate Spade. Her death was ruled a suicide.
According to the recently published figures, 54 percent of reported suicide deaths since 1999 could not be traced back to mental health diagnoses. Circumstances involving relationships, substance abuse, job or financial troubles, health issues and access to lethal means, such as firearms, significantly contributed to the dramatic rise, the CDC reported.
Still, experts note that previous research has shown higher rates of mental health disorders among those at high risk of suicide.
“The reason most suicide decedents don’t have a known mental disorder is that they were never diagnosed, not that they didn’t have one,” Dr. David Brent, a professor of psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh, told the New York Times.
If you or anyone you know is contemplating suicide, or if you are concerned for someone else, here are some helpful resources:
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