Rapper shares update after concerning tweet and Instagram post
Rapper Cupcakke has shared an update with her fans after a worrying social media post sparked concerns for her well-being.
Cupcakke, 21, said on Twitter she has been “fighting depression” and is now getting the help she needs to take care of her mental health.
Troubling messages in which the rapper said she was “about to commit suicide” were posted to her Twitter and Instagram account on Tuesday. The Chicago Police Department later confirmed Cupcakke – real name Elizabeth Eden Harris – was safe
“I’ve been fighting with depression for the longest… sorry that I did it public last night but I’m OK,” the rapper tweeted on Wednesday.
“I went to the hospital and I’m finally getting the help that I need to get through, be happy, and deliver great music. Thanks for all the prayers but please don’t worry bout me.”
A tweet sent out from Cupcakke’s Twitter account on Tuesday read: “Im [sic] about to commit suicide.”
A separate post on her Instagram account consisted in a screenshot of the tweet with the caption: “Thank you for everything y’all have done for me, I really appreciate it.”
Fans expressed concern and support for the rapper on social media.
Comedian Elijah Daniel, who is believed to be friends with Cupcakke, said Chicago police conducted a “wellness check” at the rapper’s home and that she was “okay and at the hospital”.
Cupcakke, who started publishing material online in 2012, rose to fame in 2015 when two of her songs went viral online.
She released her fourth and latest studio album, Eden, in November last year.
Through her work, Cupcakke has been known to tackle themes such as sexuality, female empowerment, hardship and sexual assault.