A lot is said about the general nature of human beings being somewhat unkind. If it's true, it's only because loose bowels passing as human beings like Raz B have worn people's patience thinner than Naomi Campbell's hairline.
To start with this Jumento Award ceremony, we must first go back and briefly recap why we're even talking about a Raz B in the first place. The young man's claim to fame is serving as the bottom man on the totem pole of black boy band B2k for a few years. The group never reached Backstreet Boys or NSYNC status, but they catered to their niche faithfully.
As it turns out, they were working, to Raz B's surprise, on borrowed time as the group broke up after only two albums. Omarion, who had clearly been groomed for a solo career from the start, struck out on his own. That Omarion has failed to build a real career of his own is a totally different story.
So after B2K splits up, Raz tries to regroup with the other two remaining guys from B2K, J Boog and Lil' Fizz, to keep this thing going. The problem? They discover that he's a little bit off in the head. Like really off. So the whole thing melts down as they're filming their reality TV show and Raz B is left to his own devices. Let's just save ourselves a whole lot of time and say that nothing great came from his attempts at a solo career in music after the failed regroup either.
All of a sudden in 2007, Raz B throws out a grenade: He alleges that his cousin/manager Chris Stokes molested him. Uh oh! Rumors had already been circulating about something not being quite right with Chris, so many people were quick to believe Raz's claims. The only problem? A few days later, which Raz B claims was now under coercion, he recanted the whole thing and said it was all made up. He, his brother Ricky Romance, Chris and Romeo of Immature even go out to dinner to patch things up. Womp, womp.
2010 hits. Raz B is the last thing on anyone's mind, but Bishop Eddie Long and his alleged sex scandal with young men is all over the media. Raz B smells an opportunity. He videos himself watching Eddie Long, in ridiculous Lady Gaga-esque sunglasses, offer his "not guilty" sermon at church as he rants and rails against the Bishop, calling him a liar and saying that he's a molester just like Chris Stokes and Marques Houston of Immature. This video gets uploaded to YouTube and WorldStarHipHop.com and it explodes across the web. It's 2007 all over again.
This time, Raz swears he won't back down. He offers far more excruciating details this go 'round about what was done to him (he alleges he was forced to penetrate his cousin/manager Chris Stokes and that Marques Houston sodomized him, among other claims). The furor builds as Raz B wages a war against Chris Stokes, Marques Houston and Omarion, who remains loyal to Stokes, in the media. He videos himself calling Marques and "confronting" him, he videos himself going to court to file some papers and he videos Ray J calling him to cool it down with mentioning his name in this sordid mess. In a way, he becomes the male Kat Stacks; celebrities fear their names coming out of his scandal-filled mouth next.
In the midst of all this molestation accusation, Raz B released some kind of album that no one cared about. So he was promoting his album in one breath and condemning his alleged child molesters in the next. As a PR campaign, it left a lot to be desired. And so he devised another plan: Get another more popular celebrity's attention.
Raz went to Twitter and tweeted Rihanna about 50,000 times in the guise of "flirting" with the pop star. He complimented her beauty, her success, her personality, he dedicated songs to her. It was creepy and one-sided.
During his lovefest with Rihanna, Raz B made an aside that he couldn't believe that Chris Brown and Eric Benet disrespected beautiful women like Rihanna and Halle Berry. And he made sure to tweet @ them directly. In the words of Scooby Doo: "Ruh oh."
What ensued was a vitriolic war of words and Photoshopped images between Raz and Chris in which both engaged in regrettable homophobic-laced insults (Chris called Raz a "walnut bandit" and said he enjoyed being raped), which landed Chris in the hot seat with TMZ picking up on the tweets, ultimately forcing Chris to apologize for his bad behavior.
People were furious with Raz B for the wholely unnecessary baiting of Chris and he caught heat for days. He complained about the mean feedback he was getting and faster than you can say "Bump, bump, bump," the washed up boy bander backtracked and said that he regretted what had happened and actually respected Chris. He proposed the two go on a tour together in a bid to "raise awareness of humanity." Huh? And now, even more reproachable, Raz B is claiming that he didn't even tweet those rude remarks to Chris Brown at all.
I must be honest with everyone! Like I sent a message to @Chrisbrown I honestly never tweeted that message to Chris! I did say something along the line however my respect for chris I would never do him like that! That’s why I had to step up and make things right!
To add all these videos you see of my emotions I never posted them nor tagged them! People try real hard to tear you down! Look how the media try to do Chris! At the same time things shouldnt had been said! Its the people around me that started this! so please stop the hate mail.
Right. And that wasn't R. Kelly peeing on that girl in that video, it was his twin brother. If this denial of responsiblity for the tweets at Chris Brown is the harebrained idea of one of the discount publicists Raz B has on retainer, he needs to fire them. If this is his own cockamamie idea, he needs to pull the plug on being his own PR person. No one, at this point, is going to ever believe a word this fool says, no matter if it's true or not, because he can't even be counted on to stand by what comes out of his own mouth 24 hours later. Those claims Omarion made about Raz being bipolar are starting to sound real accurate.
Raz B needs to do everyone a favor: Take care of his obvious mental health issues, enroll in community college and forget that music career. He might have a shot at becoming a reality TV star, which woud put some cash in his pocket, but it will only prolong his suffering as that's a ride that won't last for long. Raz B, you are your own worst enemy. Give it up, turn it loose.