Rapper Andre Roxx is baring all to try to prove that a report he cut off his own penis isn’t true.
Roxx — whose real name is Marques Andre Johnson — took to Facebook on Wednesday after losing a libel lawsuit against TMZ, which reported that the Wu-Tang Clan-affiliated rapper had cut off his own penis. After his court setback, he decided to prove his manhood was intact in the only court that matters — the court of social media.
You can see the proof here. (But not at work, obviously.)
“Case dismissed on a Technicality huh? OK so I guess there is no way I can maintain my dignity AND clear my name, so fuck it. Here’s what you’ve all been waiting to see,” Roxx wrote. “Do me a favor and screen shot this post and send it to TMZ, BET, USA Today and all the other news outlets that decided to fight me for 3 years rather than simply issuing a retraction and clearing my name, and ask them why they couldn’t just operate under the principals of basic human decency and clear the name that they destroyed.”
The rapper also posted his phone number, writing, “since the media claimed last time that they had such a problem getting a hold of me to get my side of the story, MY F–KING CELL PHONE NUMBER IS [redacted].”
He also shared the image on Twitter.
Roxx, who is affiliated with the hip-hop collective the Wu-Tang Clan via membership in Killa Beez, sued TMZ Productions and others in March 2016. According to the suit, the April 2014 report claimed that Johnson “was rushed to the hospital early Wednesday after he cut off his penis and then jumped off a second story balcony.”
However, the libel suit contended, the rapper who committed the act of self-mutilation was actually another rapper affiliated with the Wu-Tang Clan, Christ Bearer. Christ Bearer later said he was proud of the decision to cut off his own penis.
On Wednesday, a judge dismissed the complaint, saying that the complaint should fall under Pennsylvania’s statute of limitations, which limits libel claims to a one-year window.
Johnson’s suit claimed that the rapper, who was incarcerated at the time of the report, was forced to go into protective custody “because other inmates began threatening, harassing and attacking him,” according to the complaint.
Johnson also said that his association with the story has damaged his music career, and “has made it exceedingly difficult for Plaintiff to earn a living even outside of the music industry.”