According to TMZ, Raz-B is currently housed in a Minneapolis jail cell after he allegedly attacked his girlfriend early Wednesday morning.
Law enforcement sources told the entertainment website that Raz-B, whose birth name is De’Mario Thornton, and the woman got into an argument that then turned physical outside a shopping center. Authorities are still piecing together what took place and have taken photos of the woman’s alleged injuries.
However, sources close to the singer said he was defending himself and did not intentionally strike the woman.
Raz-B has made headlines since B2K announced it would embark on a reunion tour featuring acts of yesteryear. Back in March, Raz-B quit The Millennium Tour due to personal safety concerns, citing fears that Chris Stokes would be involved in the tour. In 2007, Raz-B accused Stokes — his cousin and the group’s former manager — of sexually molesting him when he was a child. Stokes has always denied all allegations and did so again in a January tweet.
“I never hurt any of B2K & Always had their best interest at heart including financially. I forgive any negative energy or tweets,” Stokes tweeted.
Negativity I will never play into. I never hurt any of B2K & Always had their best interest at heart including financially. I forgive any negative energy or tweets! God forgives and so do I. They back! Now stay positive in 2019 & Go get your tix! Enjoy them being back! Much love! pic.twitter.com/sSCRMCtdIM
— Chris Stokes (@chrisstokes1969) January 1, 2019
A few days after bidding adieu to the group, Raz-B told fans that he will continue to tour with his bandmates.
“I am a work in progress,” he wrote in an Instagram Story. “I appreciate the outpouring of love, empathy, and understanding from my supporters. I look forward to continuing The Millennium Tour for ours fans. You all deserve it!”
B2K is set to perform at the Target Center in Minneapolis as part of their reunion tour tonight.