B2K singer Raz B has reportedly been arrested after he allegedly strangled his girlfriend during a domestic dispute.
His girlfriend claims that the singer choked her in a parking lot. She is reported to have taken pictures of her injuries, per TMZ. Raz B is claiming self-defense and that she assaulted him first.
He was arrested in Minneapolis and is being held without bail.
A statement was released on his behalf:
"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," the statement reads.
"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," the statement continues.
Raz B has dropped out of the 'Millennium Tour' once already citing that he did not feel safe because he felt that Chris Stokes (who he alleges abused him as a teen) was around. He has also walked off the stage during a concert but continued with the tour.