Raz B Quits B2K’s Millennium Tour, Then Confuses Fans
If you were a teen in the early 2000s, you already know that B2K were a pretty big deal. When they split in 2004, many thought we would never see a reunion. So when the group announced the Millennium Tour, it was as if all our Christmases came at once. But only four days into the highly-anticipated tour, B2K’s Raz B has announced that he’s quitting.
He Feels His Personal Safety Is In Danger
“Raz B is officially off the tour,” 1/4 of B2K said in a video clip on Instagram.
“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.”
Raz then went on to say, “Oh, guess what? I guess we’re about to shoot the new ‘Surviving Chris Stokes’ movie, right? So call Lifetime ’cause I’m ready to talk.”
He Claims He Was Abused As A Young Boy
These allegations are not new. Raz B has accused former B2K manager Chris Stokes of molesting him for over a decade. Raz B, real name De’Mario Monte Thornton, claims he that the alleged abuse began when he was around 11 or 12-years-old.
“It all started with Chris Stokes,” Raz said in a video back in 2007. “It started one day when Chris was like — ‘Let me touch you’…I can’t speak for everybody, but if you want my personal opinion, I think he did (touch all the other group members).”
Raz’s brother, Ricardo Thornton, also claims that Stokes sexually abused him. “Chris [Stokes] made me take showers with the other boys…All that little sh** that my brother was introduced to, that sh** was brought to me first, and I blocked that sh**. I wasn’t with it, I backed off…I kinda knew what was going on over there, and yet I took my brother over to Chris. I didn’t protect him like I should have. [Stokes] molested my brother and he molested me.”