One-fourth of early Aughts phenom B2K, Demario Thornton, better known as Raz B, is unrelenting in his pursuit of justice and accountability. Raz-B made a series of damning accusation against the group’s former manager, Chris Stokes, going all the way back to 2007.
Private conversations between he, fellow members, others, and an unidentified voice that he asserts is Stokes, have chronicled the abuse and issues he seeks retribution for.
Raz was scheduled to discuss his experience with Jason Lee of Hollywood Unlocked on an upcoming segment on the FoxSoul network. However, Lee was served with a Cease and Desist letter prohibiting the interview from reaching the airwaves.
Upon receiving the news, Lee posted a lengthy video on Instagram which he captioned, “So I just got off the phone with @foxsoul and the interview with @razb_b2k that was scheduled to air tonight won’t be airing.
Lee continued in the post, “\We will be meeting to discuss when the show will air and I’m willing to do whatever it takes to elevate this important conversation! I’m not happy but it’s out of my control – FOR NOW!!”
Raz-B remains undaunted. “Check this sh*t out, I’m tired of f*ckin’ being bullied,” he proclaimed. Thornton added, “You ain’t gotta send nobody to see me, but what we will do, is when I see you, I’m smackin’ the sh*t out yo ass.”
He posted a video on Instagram, furthering his desire to make his case public against Chris Stokes. Within it, he states, “So I been getting a bunch of calls from my loved ones. People that support me. And they’re like, ‘Take this down. Deal with this privately.’ But I say — Yo, they’ve ruined me publicly,” he said. “Got people thinking that I’m gay — and I’m not because I was molested by a pedophile… Since y’all trying to shut me down publicly by sending out cease-and-desist letters, lets get in the room with the lawyers and let’s take a polygraph test. I’m gonna take the test and when I take the test, you can take whatever it is that you need to do. When you take it, and when you fail, you take this fade and you take that bid ’cause I’m tired of being bullied and I’m not going to be bullied no more.”
B2K fans have come to take the allegations seriously, responding to Stokes thinly veiled rebuttal with karmic calls for consequence and condemnation. Stokes wrote, “People will throw dirt on your name and get mad when flowers grow from it.”