ray j Concerned fans after posting about suicidal thoughts and jumping off a ledge in a series of videos where the “Love & Hip Hop Hollywood” star was apparently contemplating taking his own life.
In one video, the 41-year-old filmed himself on some kind of raised surface as he approached a bright full moon. page six reports.
“If it wasn’t for 4 my Kidz I’d jump up and die tonight,” he captioned the since-deleted video on Thursday night.
“If it wasn’t for Mt Kids, I’d jump up and die tonight,” Ray J tells fans on video
In another clip, Ray J can be seen sitting on a ledge with his feet dangling over the edge as he drifts towards the ground, asking fans if he should “just jump in and be done right now.”
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“SHOULD I JUST JUMP and end it right away? [sic]. Now!!! ????” captioned the deleted video similarly.
The singer, whose real name is William Ray Norwood Jr., also took to Instagram Stories and posted similarly disturbing videos and photos, captioning one video of the moon, “IF I DIE TONIGHT,” while adding another video of the ground below it. .
“Trying to figure it out, maybe this life was an illusion, maybe the next life was my true reality,” he said in a clip.
A source close to Ray J says the singer is “fine” and “everything is fine” despite disturbing outbursts
A source close to Ray J told Page Six that the singer is “doing fine” and that “everything is fine.” The source reportedly added that the videos were taken while he was “on vacation with Princess Love,” the on-and-off wife of Ray J.
“He thought about issuing an Instagram statement about it, but changed his mind and is being vague,” the source concluded.
Meanwhile, a representative for Ray J did not immediately respond to Page Six’s request for comment on the matter.
Fans Express Concern And Support For Ray J Amid Disturbing Suicide Video Posts
The videos were removed on Friday morning, however fans still raised concerns about the singer and media personality.
“Sending prayers of strength to Ray J and hope he has people on his side showering him with love and support,” a fan tweeted on Friday. “Pray for Ray J the world still needs you,” another fan wrote.
I send prayers of strength to Ray J and hope he has people by his side showering him with love and support.
– Steve? (@DwayneJay) October 7, 2022
“Damn, I hope Ray J gives him some advice so he can work out those issues,” someone else offered.
“@RayJ bro remember #youurafighternotquitter so keep fighting don’t let the media win let them know who @RayJ really is,” another fan tweeted. “We love you Ray J. Everyone please keep Ray J in his prayers,” a Brandy fan page tweeted.
In Ray J’s most recent posts, the singer kept his Instagram page focused primarily on his two children, a daughter Melody Love, 4, and a 2-year-old son he shares with Princess Love, Epik Ray.
Ray J Coming Out Of Last Months Defied, With Kris Jenner Battle Over Disputed Sex Tape Contract
He’s had a somewhat challenging last few months, which may have been a factor in his recent behavior.
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In May, Ray J accused Kris Jenner and ex-girlfriend Kim Kardashian of involvement in the release of the former couple’s infamous 2007 sex tape.
The Kardashian clan remained silent about the allegations for a few months until Jenner publicly denied the claim in a lie detector test she took on “The Late Late Show with James Corden” in September.
The “Turnin’ Me On” singer responded by claiming that they had actually filmed three sex videos and that he and Kim received $400,000 from the sex video contract.
If you or someone you know is in emotional distress or thinking about suicide, call National Lifeline for Suicide Prevention at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).