Former B2K member Raz B responds to Omarion’s recent remarks about his former group members being his backup dancers.
In a recent interview with VladTV posted on Sunday, January 15, 2023, Raz B broke down several claims which included how Omarion’s Verzuz against Mario was originally planned as a battle between 2000 boy bands B2K and Pretty Ricky, addressed Omarion’s negative “backup dancers” comment, explained why he felt Mario won the Verzuz battle against Omarion and also revealed that B2K initially started out with Omarion rapping before the group “forced” him into singing.
Raz B Responds to Omarion’s Claims That B2K Members Were His “Backup Dancers”
Raz B previously put Omarion on blast in July last year after he shared an email from B2K’s attorney, Allen Jacobi, that allegedly exposed that Omarion was no longer a part of the group. Omarion appeared to clap back at Raz B and his bandmates’ remarks of getting washed in his Verzuz against Mario with a social media post of his own, where he deemed them nothing more than “backup dancers.”
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The conversation about the sneak diss starts off with Raz B explaining Omarion’s background as an artist before the group got started.
“[Omarion] is just not a vocalist like that,” Raz B said in part. “[Omarion] started the group and he used to be a rapper, right. We forced him, pushed him into singing. And he’s developed his singing voice over the years, and I think he’s done phenomenal. But people like tones and textures… you want something that’s really smooth on the ears. [He] is not a vocalist; he’s a performer, just that simple.”
Raz B continued, detailing his thoughts on how Omarion had been “clowned,” by the culture the past few years while also targeting his backup-dancer statement.
“I thought that was really, really funny,” he said. “There was a conversation me and the guys had about that too. And then… you know, [J-Boog] wrote a very lengthy message to [Omarion] and Boog did his research, and his homework, and Boog got a lot of that knowledge. Because a lot of that knowledge that we need to know about [Omarion] or what we knew about him then, we can get that information, and he put it all compact.”
As he went on, Raz B expressed how each member of B2K brought something different to the table, while also emphasizing that the group’s goal wasn’t ever to be the most vocally outstanding. Raz B added to that by stating how B2K, as a whole, were backup dancers of their own because they didn’t sing over their tracks during live performances like other 2000s boy bands, such as the Backstreet Boys.
“But since you’re already tearing down the brand even more, then… just keep doing what you’re doing, bro,” he said. “It’s like… we got to say something. Ain’t nobody no backup — I mean we all the background dancers, you know what I’m saying? Because B2K is not singing. We would sing over our tracks but we are not out there singing live and dancing. We’re not. I’ve seen some of the greatest groups do it, NYSNC, the Backstreet Boys. B2K wasn’t putting in that work.”
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