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Raz B rejoins B2K’s Millennium Tour after quitting for ‘safety’ reasons

The B2K member originally said he had concerns about Christ Stokes’ connection to the tour.

Earlier this week, Raz B told fans he was quitting The Millennium Tour due to personal safety concerns. He has now changed his tune and is rejoining his group to perform at upcoming dates across the country. 

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On Wednesday, the singer, born De’Mario Thornton, took to Instagram to announce the news. His group, who had hits like “Girlfriend” and “Bump, Bump, Bump,” will headline the tour, which will make stops in Atlanta, St. Louis, Missouri and Philadelphia. 

“I am a work in progress,” the B2K member 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!”

In a previous post, he revealed he didn’t feel safe, because he felt Chris Stokes, his cousin and ex-manager, would be involved with the tour. In 2007, Raz B accused Stokes of sexually abusing him as a child for several years. Stokes has denied the allegations. In 2018, he tweeted about the claims prior to the announcement of the tour.

“I never hurt any of B2K & Always had their best interest at heart including financially. I forgive any negative energy or tweets,” he tweeted.

In the singer’s Instagram post, he said quitting the tour was due to his concern about working alongside Stokes.

“I’m officially off the tour,” he said in the previous video upload. 

“I guess we’re about to shoot the new ‘Surviving Chris Stokes’ ... Call Lifetime. I’m ready to talk,” he said in reference to the network’s “Surviving R. Kelly” docuseries, which delved into R. Kelly’s history of alleged sexual assault against women.

After news about Raz B quitting the tour spread, many took to Twitter to show sympathy and express concern for him.

Others condemned people who were cracking jokes about why Raz B decided to leave the tour.

Once Raz B  announced his return to the tour, several shared how excited they were to see him on stage in the coming weeks. 

Last year, B2K announced they would be reuniting for The Millennium Tour, which also features Mario, Ying Yang Twins, Lloyd, Pretty Ricky and Chingy.

The tour kicked off in the United States in March and will stop in Atlanta

 on Apr. 4 and 5 at State Farm Arena. 

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