The band, BROCKHAMPTON, might be delaying the release of their upcoming debut album as one of their primary members, Ameer Vann, had to leave the group due to allegations of sexual misconduct. The charges against him are just one of many a part of the #MeToo movement which has shaken the world.
According to a report from the music website, Pitchfork, Vann had to exit the group because women claimed he mentally and emotionally abused them.
Moreover, others claim he supposedly had sex with a minor. Vann wrote on Twitter around the time the controversy was kicking off, “I’ve been in relationships where I’ve f*cked up and disrespected my partners,” however, he has never abused any of them like the accusations have stated.
Vann alleged while his behavior in the past was inappropriate, including mistreating his partners, as well as being dismissive toward them, he’s not guilty of any kind of sex crime.
Ameer added he’s never harmed anyone or “violated their consent.” The “boyband” member went on to confirm that he has never had relations with a minor either.
— BROCKHAMPTON (@brckhmptn) May 27, 2018
Yesterday, BROCKHAMPTON confirmed Vann was leaving their 14-member lineup. As a result of the controversy and the following fallout, the group had to cancel some of their concert dates for the sake of regrouping.
As you may know, Vann was one of the first members of the group which started back in 2015. Sources close to the entertainer explained, “Vann didn’t do any of this. I honestly feel like he’s being thrown under the bus by a jealous girlfriend or something. It’s super unfair.”
And while most would expect that fans are on the side of the accuser, many people expressed their shock on social media. One person explained, “I can’t believe he’s gone from the band. I don’t believe he did it for even a second.”