Friday, February 4, 2005

Rapper Can Relate To Eye-Gouging Suicide Attempt

HOUSTON (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Hip hop artist Houston recently tried to gouge his eye out during a suicide attempt, but he isn’t the only rapper to inflict harm upon his peepers.

In 1991, Bushwick Bill of the multi-platinum rap group The Geto Boys, forced his girlfriend at the time to assist his suicide attempt, but, as a result, she merely shot him in the eye.

Luckily, Bushwick survived – with one less eye – and now he calls the experience “a momentary lapse of reason.”

Although it isn’t exactly known what led to Houston’s suicide attempt, Bushwick says struggling to get a foothold in the rap scene and financial problems with his mother led to his.

He says he was “shocked” to hear about the eye- gouging incident on the news, but adds it’s very hard to make money as an up-and-coming rapper and can get very lonely, especially if your career is taking off – like Houston’s was.

As he puts it, “It’s crowded at the bottom, but lonely at the top where you don’t know who to trust.”

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