We’re solely 4 days into the Millenium Tour and B2K’s Raz B has already introduced that he is chucking up the deuces and leaving. Mario, Pretty Ricky, Bobby V, Chingy and The Ying Yang Twins are all on the lineup for the highly-anticipated tour, however someplace between final week and right this moment, Raz B feels as if his private security is in peril.
“Actually, let me right myself,” he says in a video clip. “Raz B is formally off the tour. I do not really feel secure as a result of I really feel like Chris Stokes is round. So guess what? I am off the tour. Good luck to everyone. No disrespect to [Omarion] as a result of he is my brother. [Omarion] if you wish to come discuss to me and also you need me to do the tour, I am going to do the tour, however I am formally off the tour.” Raz then goes on to say, “Oh, guess what? I suppose we’re about to shoot the brand new ‘Surviving Chris Stokes’ film, proper? So name Lifetime ‘trigger I am prepared to speak.”
For over a decade, Raz has accused former B2K supervisor Chris Stokes of molesting him, saying that the alleged abuse started when he was round 11 or 12-years-old. “It all began with Chris Stokes,” Raz said in a video again in 2007. “It began someday when Chris was like — ‘Let me contact you’…I can not converse for everyone, however if you’d like my private opinion, I feel he did (contact all the opposite group members).”
Raz’s brother, Ricardo Thornton, additionally claims that Stokes sexually abused him. “Chris [Stokes] made me take showers with the opposite boys…All that little sh** that my brother was launched to, that sh** was dropped at me first, and I blocked that sh**. I wasn’t with it, I backed off…I kinda knew what was occurring over there, and but I took my brother over to Chris. I did not shield him like I ought to have. [Stokes] molested my brother and he molested me.”
Back then, the controversy compelled Omarion to difficulty a press release the place he denied Raz’s allegations towards Stokes. “I wish to be on the report as saying that ‘Raz-B’ Thornton and Ricardo Thornton are mendacity relating to Chris Stokes,” Omarion stated. “Chris is a father determine to myself and lots of others within the business. He’s guided us, helped raised us and is nothing greater than an inspiration and somebody I respect and look as much as. I’ve spent numerous hours, days, weeks and months with the person — because the age of 5 — and have by no means as soon as seen him behave inappropriately. He’s married to my aunt, and I do know this man very properly. I stand behind him with no query in anyway. I’ve grown up round Chris, and that is loopy to me. These individuals have broken me and my fame. I will not stand silent and can do all inside my means to talk the reality about this matter.”
Stokes, himself, then went on report to disclaim Raz’s accusations. “All the allegations they made are false,” stated Stokes. “I am not homosexual. And I am married. And I’ve 4 children. I’ve been with my spouse for 16 years. And I am not a baby molester. So these are all false allegations. I am gonna sue them. And I owe that to my spouse and children, interval. It’s ridiculous.”
Let’s hope that B2K can get it collectively and end off the tour which started on March eight and is scheduled to run till April 28.