B2K’s reunion tour kicked off final week, nevertheless it has already hit a snag.
On late Tuesday (Mar. 12), DeMario “Raz B” Thornton introduced that he was dropping out of the group’s “Millennium Tour.” Taking to Instagram Stories, he revealed that he felt unsafe as a consequence of Chris Stokes’ involvement.
“Raz B is formally off the tour,” he mentioned, including, “I don’t really feel protected as a result of I really feel like Chris Stokes is round, so guess what? I’m off the tour. Good luck to everyone. No disrespect to [Omarion], as a result of he’s my brother.”
But he left the door open to probably rejoining. “Omari, in case you come discuss to me and also you need me to do that tour, I’ll do that tour. But I’m formally off the tour, Okay?”
In 2007, Raz B accused Stokes, his cousin and B2K’s former supervisor, of molesting him when he was 11 or 12 years previous. Stokes, who directed movies together with House Party four and You Got Served, shaped B2K in 1998 and managed the group together with Immature and Marques Houston.
“Oh, guess what? I assume we’re about to shoot the brand new ‘Surviving Chris Stokes’ film, proper? So name Lifetime ’trigger I’m prepared to speak,” Raz added, referencing Lifetime’s “Surviving R. Kelly” docuseries.
Stokes has denied the molestation allegations. “Negativity I'll by no means play into. I by no means damage any of B2K & Always had their finest curiosity at coronary heart together with financially,” he tweeted in December. “I forgive any damaging vitality or tweets! God forgives and so do I.”
Negativity I'll by no means play into. I by no means damage any of B2K & Always had their finest curiosity at coronary heart together with financially. I forgive any damaging vitality or tweets! God forgives and so do I. They again! Now keep constructive in 2019 & Go get your tix! Enjoy them being again! Much love! pic.twitter.com/sSCRMCtdIM
— Chris Stokes (@chrisstokes1969) January 1, 2019
Raz B reunited with Omarion, Lil Fizz, and J-Boog for B2K’s highly-anticipated “Millenium Tour,” which kicked off March eight in Pittsburgh with particular company Mario, Pretty Ricky, Lloyd, Ying Yang Twins, Chingy, and Bobby V.
Hours after threatening to stop, Raz determined that he would stay on the tour. “I'm a piece in progress,” he advised followers. “I recognize the outpouring of affection, empathy, and understanding from my supporters. I stay up for persevering with the Millennium Tour for our followers. You all deserve it!”
Raz B, together with the remainder of B2K, is scheduled to carry out Thursday (Mar. 14) on the Blue Cross Arena in Rochester, New York. The group’s first tour in additional than a decade, which travels to over 40 cities throughout the U.S., runs by means of May 26 in Las Vegas.