Fans have taken to social media to voice their 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 the police to respond.
Images posted by TMZ On Thursday night, the R&B entertainer scaled Saint Luke’s Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri, and stood on the roof, near a ledge around 10:20 a.m.
Hospital security called the police out of caution, the website reported. Police told the outlet they determined Raz B, born De’Mario Monte Thornton, broke a window in the medical facility and climbed onto the roof.
A police negotiator was dispatched to the scene. The singer eventually came inside the hospital through the window and was treated by medical personnel.
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Kansas City police did not immediately respond to Urban Hollywood 411 request for comment.
The incident happened after Raz-B posted a May 23 video on Instagram claiming he “didn’t feel safe.” He shared that he was about to undergo an unspecified surgery, which he did not want to undergo.
The singer told his followers he was at a Hilton hotel in Kansas City and was “fighting to stay alive.”
“All day I tried to eliminate communication problems,” he said.
He included the address of Saint Luke’s Hospital in the caption and begged his friends and followers for help.
“Issue an APB for Raz B in Kansas City. I don’t feel safe, I don’t feel safe. I’m telling everyone right now I don’t feel safe,” he said. he said in the video, “Call all my Army friends, my Navy friends, no I’m no good. This is exactly where I am, 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 group 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 band members.
B2K disbanded in 2004, with the members then embarking on solo careers. They reunited in 2019 for the highly anticipated “Millennium Tour”. But during the tour, Raz B announced on Instagram that he was stepping down for personal safety reasons after learning that his cousin and the band’s former manager, Chris Stokes, would be involved.
“Raz B is officially off tour. I don’t feel safe because I feel like Chris Stokes is there. So guess what? I’m not on tour. Good luck everyone,” he said.
In 2007 Raz B accused Stokes of sexually abusing him as a child. Stokes denied the allegations.
Last week, Raz B retracted assault allegations against his cousin and former manager in a lengthy Instagram post.
“I have become a man! Here’s the truth the truth – DeMario matures after countless tips. I was abused by my brother, and others They all used and abused me like a rag doll! By the time my cousin took over my custody, I was a mess. He was not my enemy, I focused all my pain, frustration and anger accumulated in my past and shot him down on my cousin, and I never understood why,” he said. written in the message, which was captured by The shadow room. “Chris was never my pain, he was my protector, my peace and my friend.”
If you or a loved one need help, call the 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline, formerly known as the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. The national three-digit “988” phone number connects directly to Suicide and Crisis Lifeline.
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