Ameer Vann is out of Brockhampton. The group announced his exit from the group in light of allegations of abuse and sexual misconduct on Sunday (May 27).
“Ameer is no longer in Brockhampton,” the statement reads. “We want to sincerely apologize to the victims affected by Ameer’s actions. We were lied to, and we’re sorry for not speaking up sooner. We do not tolerate abuse of any kind. This is not a solution to their suffering, but we hope this is a step in the right direction. We are going to cancel the remaining dates of our current US tour to go home and regroup.”
— BROCKHAMPTON (@brckhmptn) May 27, 2018
Brockhampton began their U.S. tour on Friday (May 25) and had dates scheduled through August 3. Videos of the group performing at the Boston Calling Music Festival showed them staying silent during Vann’s verses and breaking down during parts of the performance.
— suzy (@suzycrabgras) May 27, 2018
Allegations of Vann abusing women and having a sexual relationship with a minor surfaced earlier this month. In a series of tweets, he apologized to the people he hurt but denied any criminal wrongdoing.
“In response to the claims of emotional and sexual abuse: although my behavior has been selfish, childish, and unkind, I have never criminally harmed anyone or disrespected their boundaries,” he wrote. “I have never had relations with a minor or violated anybody’s consent.”
In response to the claims of emotional and sexual abuse: although my behavior has been selfish, childish, and unkind, I have never criminally harmed anyone or disrespected their boundaries. I have never had relations with a minor or violated anybody’s consent.
— ameervann (@AmeerVann) May 12, 2018
Brockhampton’s Kevin Abstract has said the group’s upcoming album PUPPY, which was scheduled to be released in June, will likely be pushed back.
“We’re probably gonna push the album back, but I still want a single to come out next month,” Abstract said in a recent livestream. “Having to deal with family problems in front of the world is very difficult, and I’m sorry if this isn’t enough. It’s heavy and I also understand if you’re mad and completely over it. I should have said something, I shouldn’t have been quiet for so long.”