Rapper Cupcakke in hospital after posting disturbing tweet

Cupcakke is in the hospital after posting a suicidal message on social media late Monday. The 21-year-old Chicago-based rapper, whose born name is Elizabeth Harris, was taken to the hospital for a “mental evaluation,” Chicago police told the BBC.

She had written on Twitter that she was about to commit suicide, and added the caption on Instagram, “Thank you for everything y’all have done for me, I really appreciate it.”

Fans and friends, including Charli XCX, Iggy Azalea and comedian Elijah Daniel, sprung into action after the tweet was posted. “Cupcakke please read this,” Charli wrote. “You have taught me and so many others so much about being ourselves, embracing exactly who we are and being proud of where we come from.”

“I understand how hopeless and overwhelmed with negativity we can sometimes feel,” wrote Azalea, whose cancelled tour Cupcakke was to open last year. “I hope you’ll take some time with those that really know YOU best; 
then when you’re ready come back stronger than ever!”

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SILVER SPRING, MD - December 20th, 2018 - Chicago rapper Cupcakke performs at the Fillmore Silver Spring. She released two albums in 2018. (Photo by Kyle Gustafson / For The Washington Post via Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - AUGUST 06: Halsey, Charli XCX, and CupcakKe backstage on Day Four of Lollapalooza at Grant Park on August 6, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Timothy Hiatt/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 02: CupcakKe attends the Nylon Music Issue Celebration at House of Vans on June 2, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Johnny Nunez/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 02: Charli XCX (L) and CupcakKe attend the Nylon Music Issue Celebration at House of Vans on June 2, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Johnny Nunez/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 01: (EDITORS NOTE: Image contains partial nudity.) Singer Cupcakke attends the 3rd Annual Amber Rose SlutWalk on October 1, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 02: Cupcakke performs on stage at NYLON + NYLON Guys Celebrate the Music Issue at House of Vans Brooklyn on June 2, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Craig Barritt/Getty Images for Nylon)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 02: Cupcakke performs on stage at NYLON + NYLON Guys Celebrate the Music Issue at House of Vans Brooklyn on June 2, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Rob Kim/Getty Images for Nylon)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 02: Cupcakke (L) and Charli XCX perform on stage at NYLON + NYLON Guys Celebrate the Music Issue at House of Vans Brooklyn on June 2, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Rob Kim/Getty Images for Nylon)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 12: Recording artist Cupcakke performs at Le Poisson Rouge on April 12, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by J. Kempin/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 12: Recording artist Cupcakke performs at Le Poisson Rouge on April 12, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by J. Kempin/Getty Images)
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“Officers went out a few times to check on Elizabeth,” Chicago Police Department told the BBC. “Once they got in touch with her, they took her to hospital – not for her injuries – but for a mental evaluation.”

Cupcakke’s highly sexualized lyrics often address suicide as well. The rapper has released four albums and a pair of mixtapes since 2016, and is scheduled to tour the U.K. in March.

A rep for the rapper did not immediately respond to Variety’s requests for comment and confirmation.

If you or someone you know is considering suicide or struggling with mental health issues, please contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).

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