Singer Blu Cantrell Hospitalized After Mental Breakdown
The year was 2001 and the song on everyone’s lips was Blu Cantrell’s “Hit ‘Em Up Style (Oops!)”. We are totally guilty of still having the hit song in rotation, which makes the news of the singer’s recent mental breakdown pretty hard to swallow.
According to TMZ, Blu (real name Tiffany Cobb) was taken into police custody for a psychological evaluation after reportedly running through the streets of Santa Monica ranting about people trying to kill her in the early hours of Wednesday morning.
Witnesses say Blu started making a commotion around 2 a.m. on September 3, saying that someone was giving her poisonous gas. The racket went on long enough for a person in the area to call police officers to the scene. When authorities arrived, witnesses say that Blu asked the cops, “Do you know who I am?” before referring to herself as a “one-hit wonder.”
Law enforcement sources tell the site that Blu, who once dated rapper Jay Z back in the day, was taken to a nearby hospital, where doctors checked her out.
No word yet on the status of her condition, but we wish the songstress a speedy recovery.