The world of entertainment can be a dangerous place. Ove the last several years we’ve been exposed to music industry dirty dark secrets.
Earlier this year it was announced that the notorious male singing group B2K would reunite for the Millenium tour. Instantly fans celebrated over the news and quickly started to buy tickets. Throughout the tour additional artist such as Pretty Ricky, Mario, Chingy, Bobby V, Mario, and The Ying Yang Twins. Even with all the former star-studded artist, the tour will be taking a major hit. B2K’s Raz B has announced that he will be leaving the tour.
“Actually, let me correct myself,” he says in a video clip. “Raz B is officially off the tour. 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 goes 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.”
Sexual Abuse Claims Remerge
Furthermore, for the better part of a decade, there have been alleged claims that former group manager Chris Stokes molested several members early on. The rumors trail back to when Raz B was 11 or 12-years-old. Raz brother also claimed that the former group manager 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… 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.”
Omarion Denies Claims
Overall group member Omarion also provided a statement at some point that contradicts Raz B’s claims. Omarion’s older brother Marques Houston is in the news, after the media learned his girlfriend is only 19 years old. Omarion’s take on the situation:
“I want to be on the record as saying that ‘Raz-B’ Thornton and Ricardo Thornton are lying regarding Chris Stokes,” Omarion said. “Chris is a father figure to myself and many others in the industry. He’s guided us, helped raised us and is nothing more than an inspiration and someone I respect and look up to. I have spent countless hours, days, weeks and months with the man — since the age of 5 — and have never once seen him behave inappropriately. He’s married to my aunt, and I know this man very well. I stand behind him with no question whatsoever. I have grown up around Chris, and this is crazy to me. These people have damaged me and my reputation. I won’t stand silent and will do all within my means to speak the truth about this matter.”
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