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    Rapper Houston Gouges Own Eye Out

    Associated Press
    February 7, 2005


    Rapper Houston says he was possessed


    NEW YORK -- The devil made him do it, representatives for R&B singer Houston said in a statement explaining how his eye was seriously gouged.

    Houston's publicist issued a statement Thursday night denying reports that he tried to take his life by jumping from a London hotel window last week. The statement said Houston had "found himself in the midst of a spiritual battle against the evil that runs rampant in the entertainment industry."

    http://www.mtv.com/bands/az/houston_rap/artist.jhtml

    Believe it or not, there's actual pictures surfaced on the internet of him after the incident with his eye. It's to mentally disturbing to even look at. This guy is nuts.
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    Julez, that link didn't work. If you find a good link, can you post it and be sure that the amount of text that you post here is but a snippet from any articles? We're trying to say on top of copywrite infringement. Thanks.

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    Just go to the MTV link, they have up a few articles about the incident....I don't understand how that link is broken already....strange.

    http://www.mtv.com/bands/az/houston_rap/artist.jhtml
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    Quote Originally Posted by Julez1054
    Just go to the MTV link, they have up a few articles about the incident....I don't understand how that link is broken already....strange.

    http://www.mtv.com/bands/az/houston_rap/artist.jhtml

    Thanks Julez. He's got beautiful eyes. I hope they can save it. Here's interesting info from your second link:

    Meanwhile, Rankin and Rowe said they haven't had any direct contact with their former client since he returned to the States.

    "We decided that we didn't want to continue," Rowe said. "We feel like our contract could have been extended, but that's not important. The kid needs help more than anything else. His health is our biggest concern."

    The two said they're also concerned with how Houston's finances are being managed.

    "We have a serious problem with the way the family is handling this kid's situation," Rowe said. "There's no reason for this kid to have no money. They passed on a publishing deal that could have helped him out right now. They got involved and we tried everything [we could], but at the end of the day, Houston was loyal to his mom. I don't have a problem with that, but they are not capable of handling a kid like that. The kid was a star. He had a great opportunity laid out, so he should have had proper housing and a nice car."

    "The kid still lives where he lives when we met him in a two-bedroom apartment with four other people," Rankin said. "They spent all the kid's money."

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    Yeah, beautiful eyes that he took upon his self to gouge out. He's definitely has mental issues that needs to be straightened out too. I liked his music - LIKED is the keyword. After this incident he freaks me out. Self mutilation is just strange. I hope he gets some help, and fast.

    He won't sell any albums after a weird stunt like this. Good luck with those hits.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Julez1054
    Yeah, beautiful eyes that he took upon his self to gouge out. He's definitely has mental issues that needs to be straightened out too. I liked his music - LIKED is the keyword. After this incident he freaks me out. Self mutilation is just strange. I hope he gets some help, and fast.

    He won't sell any albums after a weird stunt like this. Good luck with those hits.
    Well Julez, I seriously doubt that "mental illness" was on his Christmas list, so give the poor guy a break!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeana (DP)
    Well Julez, I seriously doubt that "mental illness" was on his Christmas list, so give the poor guy a break!
    Give him a break for what? How can you not find it remotely odd that he gouged out his own eyeball? I'm sorry, but that's just to bizarre for me. What does gouging out your own eye have to do with fighting off the devil? The guy is whack. No excuses.
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    WARNING - GROSS - here is the picture - EWWWWWWW

    http://www.star-stock.com/2005/02/ra...-own-eye.shtml
    And thats all I have to say about that!


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    how old is this kid?

    How old is this kid? Poor kid I hope they are getting him some psychiatric help. And it also sounds like his managers and his family are fighting which will only make things worse. Sounds like a third party with no financial interest in this kid needs to be put in charge. More is going on here than self-mutilation since he thinks he was trying to fight off evil. He definately doesn't need to be in the entertainment industry at this point in his life.
    Just when I think that I have seen the most depraved things a human can do to another human, somebody posts a new story...........

    Why is it that when a custodial parent fails to provide for a child it is called neglect and is a criminal matter. But when a non custodial parent fails to provide it is called failure to support and is a civil matter?


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    Quote Originally Posted by mysteriew
    How old is this kid? Poor kid I hope they are getting him some psychiatric help. And it also sounds like his managers and his family are fighting which will only make things worse. Sounds like a third party with no financial interest in this kid needs to be put in charge. More is going on here than self-mutilation since he thinks he was trying to fight off evil. He definately doesn't need to be in the entertainment industry at this point in his life.
    He's only 21 I believe.
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    Strange but I knew someone who had a "friend of a friend of" that ALSO gouged out his own eye trying to fight evil....The one I heard about had some help "fighting evil" through the use of non-prescription (illicit) drugs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Julez1054
    Give him a break for what? How can you not find it remotely odd that he gouged out his own eyeball? I'm sorry, but that's just to bizarre for me. What does gouging out your own eye have to do with fighting off the devil? The guy is whack. No excuses.

    Where on earth did you get the impression that I don't think its odd? He's obviously not in his right mind. You know mental illness can strike people at any age. Hopefully, you'll be immune from ever having to deal with it because to tell you the truth, it doesn't appear that you'd be able to handle it too well.

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    If it was mental illness that caused it, this indeed is very sad.
    I'd rather be hated for who I am than loved for pretending to be someone I'm not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BirdieBoo
    If it was mental illness that caused it, this indeed is very sad.
    Of course I have no "inside info," but that's what it sounds like to me. They didn't mention drugs and no one with their faculties would do this sort of thing. Hopefully, the surgery was successful and he can get some help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeana (DP)
    Of course I have no "inside info," but that's what it sounds like to me. They didn't mention drugs and no one with their faculties would do this sort of thing. Hopefully, the surgery was successful and he can get some help.
    I think it HAS to be either mental illness or drugs...I just hope that he is able to get some help as well. You're correct that these are NOT the actions of someone who is mentally balanced.
    I'd rather be hated for who I am than loved for pretending to be someone I'm not.

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