CupcakKe has confirmed she’s safe after sharing a suicidal message on social media.
The 21-year-old US rapper, who has paved a career with empowering anthems and intense support for the LGBTQ community, tweeted on Monday (7 January) night: “I’m about to commit suicide.”
Several people contacted the local Chicago Police Department to check on CupcakKe – whose real name is Elizabeth Harris – including comedian and rapper Elijah Daniel, who tweeted that she was safe and had been taken to hospital.
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
Chicago Police later confirmed, telling BBC Newsbeat: “Officers went out a few times to check on Elizabeth. Once they got in touch with her, they took her to hospital – not for her injuries – but for a mental evaluation.”
Now, CupcakKe has spoken out for the first time since sending the suicidal tweet, telling fans that she’s safe and not to worry about her.
“I’ve been fighting with depression for the longest [time] … sorry that I did it public last night but I’m ok,” she wrote.
“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.”
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
— CupcakKe (@CupcakKe_rapper) January 8, 2019
Thousands of friends and fans, including singer Lizzo and frequent collaborator Charli XCX, have shared their support for the Chicago-based rapper, whose real name is Elizabeth Harris, on social media.
— Charli (@charli_xcx) January 9, 2019
Damn so good to hear you’re gonna be ok ❤️
— Feelin Good As Hell (@lizzo) January 9, 2019
we love you !!!!!!!
— Tommy Genesis (@tommygenesis) January 9, 2019
I love u 💜
— elijah daniel (@elijahdaniel) January 9, 2019
For help and advice on mental health issues, call the Samaritans on 116 123 or visit their website.