Raz B Takes Full Responsibility & Will Seek Treatment After Domestic Violence Arrest
Raz B’s (real name DeMario Monte Thornton) representative has released a statement, amidst him being arrested for alleged domestic violence against his girlfriend. The statement says he takes full responsibility for his actions and intends to seek treatment.
He will also miss B2K’s show in Minneapolis. The statement reads,
Raz B was arrested in the early morning hours of May 1st in
Minneapolis on allegations of domestic violence. He is currently being held without bond at the Hennepin County Jail. The incident comes after a long history of publicly documented trauma for the musician, and difficulties coping with its aftermath. Raz B will not perform with B2K at Wednesday night’s Minneapolis show. Raz B takes full responsibility for his actions. This incident represents a turning point after years of isolation, suppressed emotions, and unhealthy coping mechanisms in response to childhood trauma. He
intends to seek treatment to become a better man, and grow beyond the pain of his worse mistakes. At this time, Raz B needs support and privacy as he begins a journey towards greater healing. Raz B apologizes to his family, his fans, and most importantly his group mates of B2K – who he considers his brothers and never intended to disappoint in this way. Being on the tour has forced deep-seeded issues to resurface that must be addressed, and Raz B is committed to doing the work necessary to heal and grow.
As previously reported, Raz-B, was booked into the Hennepin County Jail shortly before 4 a.m. on suspicion of domestic assault involving strangulation. He is being held without bail. [Click here for the backstory].