As you may have already heard, Gucci Mane was recently admitted into a mental-health facility on a "special plea of mental incompetency" in order to delay his probation revocation trial.
He has since been released, and got an ice-cream-cone face tattoo in time for his trial this week. In light of this, we have compiled a list of lyrics that either address mental illness in no uncertain terms or are just flat-out bonkers. Rocks Off is no psychiatrist, but it's hard to see how these rappers intended any other outcome than for listeners to question their very sanity.
10. Lil B, "I'm Miley Cyrus"; "I'm Paris Hilton"; "I'm Bill Clinton"; "I'm God"; "I'm the Devil"...
There is really no need to pick just one bar from any of these songs to demonstrate Lil B's fondness for assuming multiple personalities. Not only is he both God and the devil, he's a risqué teen pop star, a hedonistic heiress and an ex-President whose cabinet members are pieces of jewelry.
Serial killer hiding murder material in a cereal box on top of your stereo/ Here we go again, we're out of our medicine/ Out of our minds and we want in yours, let us in
It was difficult picking just one line from Eminem's strange, delusional early discography. "Kill You" is not only a bizarre and violent track, but also pretty genius. We kind of miss this unstable, quick-spitting, version of Em.
I got problems, I'm haunted by a carnival/ I could run and tell a doctor, but what for?/ I just put it on tape with a phat beat
The name of this group is crazy in itself, but their painted clown faces and ridiculous lyrics solidify the lunacy. We're pretty sure very few people in the world ever wanted to be down with any clown.
I came out my momma pussy, I'm on welfare/ Twenty six years old-still on welfare/ I'm going out my fuckin mind!/ Every time I get around devils...let me calm down/ you niggaz better start runnin, cause I'm comin/ I'm dope like fuckin heroin
This song from the late ODB's debut solo album Return to the 36 Chambers: The Dirty Version is a memorable one, and Ol' Dirt Dog was one of the craziest members of the Killa Beez. He was infamous for his unpredictable behavior and run-ins with the law. Most people were unsure as to whether or not ODB was suffering from mental illness, or just really, really high.