Tanzanian singer Ray C was taken into custody on Friday night by Tanzanian police at Kinondoni area after she was reportedly walking on the road while shouting that someone was about to kidnap her.
The songstress who has been having drug problems reportedly asked for a knife so she could end her life.
This incident comes a few years after former Tanzanian President Jakya Kikwete offered to take her to rehab.
Currently in rehab is rapper Chiddy Benz who was admitted by Diamond Platnumz’s manager Babutale.
According to Tanzanian news outlet Bongo5, the singer was on the night of Thursday June 16, 2016 yelling in the streets of Kinondoni Manyanya in Dar Es Salaam, and asking to be given a knife to stab herself, when police came to her rescue.
Rumoured to have slipped back to drug abuse, it is believed that the Moto Moto singer was high at the time she started causing fracas.
A film artiste identified as Esha Buheti claimed to have witnessed the whole ordeal, sharing on Instagram an account of the events that evening:
“Nashindwa hata niongee nini jamani. Ray C leo Kinondoni umenitoa machozi, jamani tufanye kitu tumsaidie Ray C. I mean it jamani siku zote nilikua najua anaonewa ila nilichokishuhudia leo nimeumiaa kutoka moyoni. Amedhalilika mwanamke mwenzetu, jamani tufanyeje? Nilikuwa na Kabula Kinondoni kwa wapemba tumefata chips mara tukaskia mtu anasema ‘Me Ray C nataka kuvua nguo’, nikajua utani. Kushuka, ni Ray C anasema ‘Nishikeni kuna watu wanataka kuniteka!’ Alikua na nguvu sana, watu kamshika akaanza kuongea vitu havieleweki, akaanza kutafuta kisu ajichome. Watu walimzuia sana walishindwa, akaanza kugaragara kwenye matope akipiga kelele. Kiukweli nilijikuta nalia, mara ikaja gari ya polisi ikambeba ila kwa taabu sana. Alikua akipiga kelele: ‘Jamani nisaidieni msiniache!’. Kiukweli mpaka Ray C anaondoka na ile gari ya polisi sikujua anapelekwa wapi, alikua kama mtu alopata kichaa. YARRAB TUNAMSAIDIAJE RAY C?”
Media reports in Tanzania however recently claimed Ray C had fallen back to drug abuse.
The singer came out to dispute the claims and even threatened to sue the media outlet that published the story.