Fans have taken to social media to express concerns about B2K singer Raz B, 37, after he posted an alarming video on Instagram, then hours later was recorded on the roof of a hospital, prompting police to respond.
Footage published by TMZ Thursday evening showed the R&B artist scaling Saint Luke’s Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri, and standing on the roof, near a ledge at around 10:20 a.m.
Hospital security called police out of an abundance of caution, the website reported. Police told the outlet they determined Raz B, born De’Mario Monte Thornton, had broken a window at the medical facility and climbed onto the roof.
A police negotiator was dispatched to the scene. The singer eventually went back inside the hospital through the window and was treated by medical staff.
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Kansas City police did not immediately respond to Urban Hollywood 411’s request for comment.
The incident happened after Raz-B, posted a May 23 video on Instagram, saying he did not “feel safe.” He shared that he was about to undergo an unspecified surgery, that he did not want to get.
The singer told his followers he was at a Hilton Hotel in Kansas City and was “fighting to stay alive.”
“All day I’ve been trying to clear miscommunications up,” he said.
He included the address for Saint Luke’s Hospital in the caption and pleaded with his friends and followers for help.
“Put out an APB for Raz B in Kansas City. I don’t feel safe, I don’t feel safe. I’m telling everybody right now I don’t feel safe,” he said in the video. “Call all my Army friends, my Marine friends, no, I’m not good. That’s exactly where I’m at, come get me.”
Raz B is a founding member of the now-defunct boy band B2K, which stands for “Boys of the New Millennium.”
The band released their self-titled debut album in 2002, which included the hits “Uh Huh” and “Gots Ta Be.” The group’s other hits include “Bump, Bump, Bump” (Featuring P. Diddy) and “Badaboom.”
Omarion, Boog (formerly J-Boog) and Fizz (formerly Lil’ Fizz) were also members of the group.
B2K disbanded in 2004, with the members going on to launch solo careers. They reunited in 2019 for the highly-anticipated “Millennium Tour.” But during the tour, Raz B announced on Instagram that he was quitting over personal safety concerns after learning that his cousin and the group’s former manager, Chris Stokes, would be involved.
“Raz B is officially off the tour. I don’t feel safe because I feel like Chris Stokes is around. So guess what? I’m off the tour. Good luck to everybody,” he said.
In 2007, Raz B accused Stokes of sexually abusing him when he was a child. Stokes has denied the allegations.
Last week, Raz B recanted the molestation allegations against his cousin and former manager in a lengthy Instagram post.
“I’ma made man! Here it goes truth truth – mature grown DeMario after countless counseling. I was abused by bro brother, and others They all used and abused me like a rag doll! By the time my cousin took custody over me, I Was a mess. He was not my enemy, I focused all my pain, frustration and anger built up from my past, and took it out on my cousin, and I never understood why,” he wrote in the post, which was captured by The Shade Room. “Chris was never my pain, he was my protector, my peace and my friend.”
If you or a loved one needs help, call the 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline, formerly known as the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. The nationwide three-digit “988” phone number connects directly to the Suicide and Crisis Lifeline.
B2K Singer Raz B Shown in Troubling Video on Hospital Roof
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