Fans took to social media to express their concern for LaKeith Stanfield, who posted a TikTok video of himself brandishing a gun while dancing to a hip-hop song.
In the since-deleted clip that surfaced on Sunday, February 21, the Knives Out star filmed himself in the mirror before whipping out a gun from his pants' pocket. After singing and dancing to the tune in the background, Stanfield gave the middle finger to a photo, which was displayed on his computer screen, of FBI informant William O'Neal.
He proceeded to show off his gun once again before pulling up another photo of an unnamed name on his laptop. Stanfield later danced in the mirror with a mannequin head while singing.
The actor, 29, gave no clear context for the video or why he showed photos of O'Neal and the other man, leading fans to wonder if his mental health was compromised again. "Wow .. i hope bro good man," one social media user reacted to the video.
"Somebody call that therapist," another commented, while a third person asked, "Somebody check on him please." A fourth user wrote: "This...is...CREEPY!!!!" as another asked if Stanfield was possibly high on crack.
This isn't the first time Stanfield posted an eyebrow-raising clip. Last August, the Get Out star took to Instagram to share videos of him pouring liquor into a blood pressure pill bottle before drinking it.
"I like to be by myself because I can hurt myself and no one tells me to stop or fakes like they care," he captioned the video. "Reality is boring and moves too slow and no one is trustworthy," Stanfield wrote in another clip before stating that he'd like to be inside because "outside is crazy."
After he deleted the post, some of his friends reached out to check in on the Hollywood star. The Real host Loni Love checked in on Stanfield and informed his fans: "I had someone contact LaKeith .. he's ok ... I trust the person and can say to stay tuned…"
"Heard from my boy who knows LaKeith. He said they spoke and he's fine. Those pill bottles are old, according to him," journalist Britnie Danielle also said, adding: "Told him to tell Lakeith to stop posting cryptic ish and freaking people out."
Last November, Stanfield acknowledged his past questionable video and explained why he decided to post it. "That was just a way to show what I was feeling in visual form," he began to explain to The Hollywood Reporter. "But the truth is, I wasn't very happy. I was keeping sad-boy hours. I was going through things. I'm learning maybe Instagram's not the best way to channel some of that stuff."
The outlet noted that Stanfield lost someone close to him at the time and turned to seeing therapists, doing yoga, and working on music in order to improve his moods.