R&B singer Raz-B, formerly of the now-defunct group B2K, has been in the headlines recently after he went on the record about molestation allegations filed against his ex-manager and cousin Chris Stokes, and fellow singer Marques Houston.
Raz-B (real name De’Mario Thornton) says that “from the ages of 13 until 17 he was sexually abused by Houston — who he said he ‘feels sorry for’ — and Stokes, who wrote and directed the hit movie You Got Served.” (BVNewswire)
Perhaps in an attempt to add a little fuel to the fire of the story, Raz-B tweeted this comment about Chis Brown and Eric Benet on December 28:
Im just sittin here Thinking how can n****s like @ebenet & @ChrisBrown disrespect women as Intelligent as @HalleBerry11 @Rihanna
Never one to back down from an altercation in which there is little risk of actual physical harm to himself, Chris Brown punched back with his own tweet:
@razb2k ni**a you want attention! Grow up ni**a!!! Dick in da booty ass lil boy.
Then all Twitter Hell broke loose! Here is the back and forth between CB and Raz-B:
Raz-B: @Chrisbrown Do you hit your boyfriend @andre_merritt like you do your women?
ChrisBrown: Tell me this @razb2k!! Why when the money was coming in u won’t complaining about getting butplugged! #homothug!!!
Raz-B: @chrisbrown I luv how u resort 2 disrespectful low brow tactics when u clearly sabotaged ur own career by beating women!
ChrisBrown: I’m not homophobic! He’s just disrespectful!!!
Raz-B: Ur not homophobic, ur juz homosexual on the low! RT @chrisbrown I’m not homophobic! He’s just disrespectful!!!
Chris Brown: @razb2k when I need tips on how to demolish my career I’ll call ya!!!!!
Raz-B: yo @chrisbrown i heard about all yo BoyFriends & tell yo cheerleader @1omarion 2 shut the f**k up b4 i send J BOOG 2 f**k HIS MaMa again
ChrisBrown: @razb2k it’s funny how I’m nominated for 3 grAmmys off of a mixtape and ur scrambling for change!!
Raz-B: @chrisbrown you steady talking about your career and homothugs but you have yet to respond about your boyfriend @Andre_Merritt
ChrisBrown: @razb2k merry christmas.i just gave you 20 thousand more followers.. u shouldve did this first instead of telling the world you got raped.
ChrisBrown: @razb2k you have a lower back tattoo that says “different strokes”
Raz-B: hey followers…. i want to apologize for fostering homophobia tweets.. this has nothing to do against my followers…
Raz-B: @Chrisbrown Since you took this that far! Dude, i wasnt Raped! what a disrespect to every Kid around the world that has been Molested!!!!!
ChrisBrown: BTW… i love all my gay fans and this immature act is not targeted at you!!!! love
Raz-B: @chrisbrown u victimize victims, ur a homophobe, ur on the down low & a woman beater. Merry Christmas & thx 4 showin every1 ur true colors
Raz-B: @chrisbrown Is this your way of coming on to me???? Dude im not Gay! i was molested! stop disrespecting the LGBT community!
Raz-B: @chrisbrown Oh yea, your Michael Jackson tribute was cool, until you made it about yourself!!!!! What a Disgrace!!!! God bless you too!
Numerous other celebrities have chimed in on the melee including Raz-B’s brother Ricky Romance, who flirted with making criminal threats of violence toward Chris Brown on Twitter including putting a pistol in his mouth!
@chrisbrown i think you a talented artist but im still gonna shove my pistol in your mouth if i catch you alone w/ no security lol.God Night
Any human making fun of somebody who was Molested as a child is a Pedofile..how can you not think bout the safety of your small children
And he even posted a video on YouTube with more threats, including:
“Step your game up homeboy … when I see you my n**ga, I will smack you in the mouth, beat you, drag you down the street and treat you like a little b**ch my n**ga. This ain’t no mother f**king game homeboy. You ain’t welcome in L.A. and if I catch you alone, watch what I’ma do to you.”
UPDATE – Chris Brown reminded the world what he is second best at today when he issued an apology to TMZ stating:
“Yesterday was an unfortunate lack in judgment sparked by public Twitter attacks from Raz B, who was bent on getting attention. Words cannot begin to express how sorry and frustrated I am over what transpired publicly on Twitter.”
Brown goes on, “I have learned over the past few years to not condone or represent acts of violence against anyone. Molestation and victims of such acts are not to be taken lightly; and for my comments I apologize — from the bottom of my heart.”
Brown ends his apology with this: “I love all of my fans, gay and straight. I have friends from all walks of life and I am committed, with God’s help, to continue becoming a better person.”
UPDATE 2 – Raz-B has joined in on Apologypalooza with his own humbled remarks to TMZ:
“I want to publicly apologize for my direct attacks done out of anger. This is now about taking the right approach, so not only my story can be heard, but so someone learns something valuable. Standing up for yourself does not mean yelling or victimizing others and I sincerely apologize for that. I was told that ‘you can’t hear my message if I’m screaming.”