Brockhampton kick Ameer Vann out following sexual assault allegations

Lawrence Kim
May 28, 2018

Internet-born hip-hop group Brockhampton have dropped Ameer Vann from its line up after several allegations of sexual misconduct and abuse by multiple women. According to the statement posted to Kevin Abstract's Instagram and Twitter, the group is "sorry for not speaking up sooner".

In a statement, the group say they have cancelled their upcoming USA tour dates in order to "go home and regroup". "Ameer is no longer in Brockhampton", the statement starts. "This is not a solution to their suffering, but we hope this is a step in the right direction".

"We want to sincerely apologize to the victims of Ameer's actions". "I have never had relations with a minor or violated anybody's consent".

"We do not tolerate abuse of any kind".

The group has chose to prematurely end their tour.

The group has already performed live without Ameer since allegations were levelled, opting to stand in silence for his verses. It's unclear if their European dates will be impacted. The moment set Kevin off, too, as he covered his face as the song "Bleach" reached its climax.

Vann was one of the founding members of Brockhampton, and a headshot of him features as the album art for the SATURATION triple-album that the band released between June and December 2017, featuring tracks like 'BOOGIE' and 'SWEET', the latter of which clocked in at #11 on 2017's Hottest 100. "I don't agree with anything Ameer has admitted to, and I've talked with him about that", he explained. "And he's been getting help like over the past year". They have announced the release of their album Puppy will be delayed as a result.

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