B2K singer DeMario “Raz B” Thornton is quitting the R&B group’s reunion tour after less than a week, citing concerns about his personal safety.
Raz B recently reunited with B2K members Omarion, Lil Fizz, J-Boog for the “Millenium Tour.” The group, best known for songs “Bump Bump Bump” and “Uh-Huh,” is celebrating hits of the early 2000s with special guests Mario, Pretty Rocky, Bobby V, Chingy, Ying Yang Twins, and Lloyd.
According to Hot New Hip-Hop, Raz B accused former B2K manager Chris Stokes in 2007 of molesting him a decade earlier when he was 11 or 12 years old. Raz’s brother, Ricardo “Ricky Romantic” Thornton, also accused Stokes of sexual abuse.
The artist took to Instagram Live, where he talks to the issue “I don’t feel safe because I feel like Chris Stokes is around. So guess what? I’m off the tour. Good luck to everybody. No disrespect to [Omarion] because he’s my brother. [Omarion] if you want to come talk to me and you want me to do the tour, I’ll do the tour, but I’m officially off the tour.”
Vocalists, let’s send our love and prayers to Raz B.