The same week Chicago rapper CupkKake was hospitalized following a suicidal tweet, she released a new song, “Squidward Nose.” It’s her first track since releasing the album Eden last fall.
On “Squidward Nose,” CupcakKe raps about a man whose “dick’s smaller than [her] toes.” Instead, she chooses the Spongebob Squarepants character Squidward’s nose to ride instead. The typical Cupcakke raunchiness in the song has her making references to Serena Williams and Drake’s Views From the 6, turning those cultural references into dirty word play.
CupcakKe began teasing fans that she would soon be releasing new music earlier this year. She released two albums in 2018: January’s Ephorize and November’s Eden. She toured in support of Eden in December.
On Monday night, however, CupcakKe posted an alarming tweet claiming that she was “about to commit suicide.” An outpouring of love and support came from fans, friends and collaborators, like Lizzo and Charli XCX. BBC News later reported that the Chicago Police Department had taken her to the hospital for a mental evaluation. The following day, the rapper noted that she has been “fighting with depression for the longest” and thanked everyone for their support.