B2K’s reunion tour kicked off last week, but it has already hit a snag.
On late Tuesday (Mar. 12), Raz B announced that he was dropping out of the group’s “Millennium Tour.” Taking to Instagram Stories, he revealed that he was pulling out after feeling unsafe due to Chris Stokes’ involvement.
“Raz B is officially off the tour,” he said, adding, “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.”
But he left the door open to possibly rejoining. “Omari, if you come talk to me and you want me to do this tour, I’ll do this tour. But I’m officially off the tour, K?”
In 2007, Raz B accused B2K’s former manager Stokes of molesting him when he was 11 or 12 years old. Stokes, who directed films including House Party 4 and You Got Served, formed B2K in 1998 and managed the group along with Immature and Marques Houston.
“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,” Raz added, referencing Lifetime’s “Surviving R. Kelly” documentary.
Raz B reunited with Omarion, Lil Fizz, J-Boog for B2K’s highly-anticipated “Millenium Tour,” which kicked off March 8 in Pittsburgh with special guests Mario, Pretty Ricky, Lloyd, Ying Yang Twins, Chingy, and Bobby V.
But hours after making the announcement, Raz decided that he would stay on the tour. “I am a work in progress,” he told fans. “I appreciate the outpouring of love, empathy, and understanding from my supporters. I look forward to continuing the ‘Millennium Tour’ for our fans. You all deserve it!”
Raz B, along with the rest of B2K, is scheduled to perform Thursday (Mar. 14) at the Blue Cross Arena in Rochester, New York. The group’s first tour in over a decade, which travels to over 40 cities across the U.S., runs through May 12 in Miami.