On October 6, Ray J posted several posts on Instagram alluding to suicidal thoughts. He uploaded two videos in separate posts that showed him approaching the ledge of a building. “If it wasn’t 4 my Kidz I would jump and die tonight,” the singer wrote in the caption of a since-deleted post (via Page Six). “Should I just jump in and be done with it. Now !!!???? Ray J wrote in the other caption. The singer followed these up with a post on his Instagram stories that said “life was an illusion.”
The disturbing messages have sparked an outpouring of concern from fans. “Did I just wake up with a message about Ray J’s suicide?! » a Twitter user wrote. Meanwhile, popular Instagram blog The Shade Room reposted the reality TV star’s videos, leading to an outpouring of comments of support. “God bless and strengthen Ray J at this time,” one follower wrote alongside the prayer emoji. “I hate when people feel like that. Send him prayers,” added another. “It’s not just rubies and pearls, for those at the top,” one Instagram user replied. Despite the alarming Instagram posts, a source close to Ray J told Page Six that he’s doing “fine.”
This wasn’t the first time Ray J had hinted at the possibility of harming himself. In May, the “Wait a Minute” singer said he had had suicidal thoughts after his sex tape with Kim Kardashian was leaked in 2007, according to an interview with the Daily Mail.
If you or someone you know is having suicidal thoughts, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline by dialing 988 or callingg 1-800-273-TALK (8255).