Raz B Releases A Statement Addressing His Arrest For Domestic Violence

The performer is requesting support and privacy as he deals with "childhood trauma."

(AllHipHop News) Yesterday, news broke that Raz B was arrested and charged with domestic assualt for allegedly strangling his girlfriend. The B2K member was taken into custody in Minneapolis.

The singer's representative released a statement on his Instagram Story:

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. The 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.

In March, Raz B briefly quit B2K's "The Millennium Tour" just days after it began. The 33-year-old born De'Mario Monte Thornton mentioned the presence of former manager Chris Stokes as the reason he was ready to walk away from the trek.

Thornton accused Stokes of sexually abusing him when he was a minor, but Stokes has denied the molestation accusations. "The Millennium Tour" eventually continued with Raz as part of the group.