B2K’s Raz-B appeared on Power 105.1’s The Breakfast Club earlier this week, where he spoke with hosts Angela Yee, Charlamagne tha God, and DJ Envy and the ups and downs he’s faced in recent years.
The singer is somewhat candid about the drama between himself and the other members of B2K—Omarion, Lil Fizz, and J-Boog—and gets real about his mental health along with share details about his years living in China.
For fans of the boy band, the eye-opening interview gives a slight glimpse into the tumultuous world of B2K. Here’s what we learned from Raz-B’s interview with The Breakfast Club.
Earlier this year, the internet went into a frenzy with Raz announced on social media that he would be leaving the group’s reunion tour.
That decision was shortlived. While speaking with Yee, Charlamagne, and DJ Envy, the singer explained that he left the tour because there were things that still needed to be addressed.
When asked if his ex-manager Chris Stokes, who Raz accused of sexual assault, was the reason he left the tour, the singer said, “I was pissed off that night. When you pissed off and you intoxicated…”
The singer also takes credit for doing a lot of work behind the scenes to get the tour going and admits that he should have handled the group’s disagreements differently.
Still, there seems to be no bad blood between them. “We’re always going to be brothers. I think that sometimes brothers disagree but we’re all brothers. And I think the fact that we were all able to come back together for all our supporters out there speaks volumes.”
The singer lived in China for seven years, a move he decided to make when he began to have issues with the group. He says he went there to “reinvent” himself. The singer continued to work in entertainment, writing and selling tracks, and performing.
Raz-B says that he also spent time “maturing as a man,” making clothes, and exploring other interests.
In May, Raz-B was arrested in Minneapolis after strangling his girlfriend. When asked about the abuse, the singer chalks it up to a “wild night.”
“Me and my girl at the moment, we got a little aggressive. We like to wrestle and stuff like that and it got a little out of hand. We’re both Geminis.”
When Yee points out that drinking could possibly be an issue for the singer, he denies it, saying, “I think drinking is an issue for anybody. For me, no. Am I an alcoholic? No.”
Raz-B has some regrets about how he previously handled issues with the group, admitting that he wished they would have all sat down before the tour.
He added that his relationship with Stokes is somewhat better, “I’m in a better place now. That’s the past. I think people grow up and mature and move on with their life. That’s what he was about and, you know, Chris is my family.”
Many of Raz-B’s previous issues stemmed from issues with mental health. The singer told The Breakfast Club hosts that he had to learn how to deal with the triggers. His new project, Full Disclosure, an album and documentary, dives into his mental health and explores how he deals with those issues head-on.
“I’ve been going to therapy and really talking about it. People think going to therapy is a bad thing, it’s a great thing.” He added that through therapy, he’s learned to forgive himself and stop projecting his emotions.