Raz B Says B2K Broke Up ‘Over Stupidity’

R&B singer Raz B appears on the April 21 episode of TV One's Uncensored. (Credit: TV One)

Two decades after B2K topped the charts then suddenly split, Raz B says members of the R&B group drifted apart “over stupidity.”

The singer, born De’Mario Monte Thornton, tells his story on tonight’s episode of TV One interview series, Uncensored.

B2K (short for Boys of the New Millennium) was made up of Raz-B, Omarion, J-Boog, and Lil’ Fizz.

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B2K at the 2002 Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand, Las Vegas. 09DEC2002. (Credit: Shutterstock)
B2K at the 2002 Billboard Music Awards (Credit: Shutterstock)

The group released their self-titled debut album in 2002. They had a string of hits including “Uh Huh,” “Gots Ta Be,” and “Bump, Bump, Bump” (Featuring Diddy), before disbanding in 2004.

Raz B, 38, explained to Uncensored what caused the boy band to break up after such a short period of time.

“Financial problems, family problems, a feud between the guys,” the singer said, adding: “It was a combination of many things, definitely us getting older.”

He also revealed the group unsuccessfully pushed for a new contract before calling it quits.

“We wanted to renegotiate with our management and our production team, [but] that didn’t go too well,” he explained. “We felt like we were being controlled.”

Looking back, he said the group members were all “kids” and could have handled the situation differently.

“That was such a big, big, big deal for it to be broken up over stupidity,” he shared.

“If I could turn back the hands of time, I wish there was a way that things could have worked out,” he continued.

Since 2004, the members of B2K have continued to make headlines for insults exchanged on social media over who was more talented and other disputes.

Raz B has also been in the news after quitting, then rejoining the band’s 2019 “Millennium” reunion tour.

In May 2023, he became a trending topic on social media for climbing onto the roof of a hospital in Kansas City, Missouri, prompting police officers to respond.

Raz B shares his story on Uncensored. The episode airs Sunday, April 21 at 10 p.m. ET / 9 p.m. CT on TV One.