Warning: graphic content. A rapper from Indianapolis, Indiana intentionally shot himself in the face and posted the disturbing recording online as a stunt for his music video (video below).
Kasper Knight, whose rap moniker is Kasper Tha Phantom, performed the act because he “felt like taking a bullet to the face.”
Knight uploaded the video of himself taking a handgun and shooting himself in the cheek on July 22. The clip has since gone viral with millions of views, but is facing backlash for its extreme violence and sheer stupidity, according to Daily Mail.
In the cellphone video, Knight is sitting in the back seat of a car and brings a handgun up to his right cheek. Before the viewer is able to process the situation, he shoots himself. Blood immediately gushes from his face and he cannot hide the pain.
But the rapper claims he’s been shot numerous times before and the injury to his face was just a “4 out of 10 on the pain scale.”
Another passenger in the car asks if Knight, “Are you hurt bad?” To which Knight responds, “Yes. I don’t give a f--- about nothing anymore. I swallowed the bullet, s---.”
He adds, “If I die, f--- it,” before laughing and wiping blood all over his face as he is driven to a hospital. In a July 17 Facebook post, Knight says he was shot in the face and asked his friends not to text him because the cops took his phone.
“Nasty, though, ain't it?” he said before pointing a handgun at the camera.
Knight posted the video online after his phone was returned to him, explaining that he wanted to shoot himself for a music video, but no one was willing to film it.
He wrote of the incident:
"I was slightly disorientated after the blast. That's because my ears were ringing/in pain. It was hard to focus on sound and although I assumed that I swallowed the bullet I wasn't quite sure. The last time that a bullet ricocheted through me it destroyed an organ and part of another. Your care for my life will never supersede my disregard for it. I knew it was possible that the bullet might bounce back and puncture my throat but it didn't matter."
A day later, Knight posted another video showing the gunshot wound had been stitched up.
WARNING: Graphic video.
Sources: Daily Mail / Photo credit: Screenshot via YouTube, Daily Mail