Brockhampton, the sprawling L.A. hip-hop collective, has parted ways with core member Ameer Vann over allegations of sexual misconduct and abuse toward women.
“Ameer is no longer in BROCKHAMPTON,” the band announced in a statement. “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.”
Brockhampton has also canceled their remaining U.S. tour dates to “go home and regroup.”
Vann had been accused in May of being a "predator and cheater" who "has sex with underage/legal [sic] fans" by Twitter user @GIGINOTHADID. Vann was also called "emotional manipulative [sic] and mentally abusive" by singer-songwriter Rhett Rowan, who accused him of having sex with a minor prior to dating her in 2015.
Shortly afterward, Vann responded on Twitter: “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.”
Vann's departure from the group became heavily rumored when Brockhampton performed without Vann on Sunday in Boston, where the group members stood silent during Vann's verses, holding their hands together and hugging each other.
Brockhampton most recently performed in the Bay Area at the Blurry Vision festival in Oakland. Brockhampton's Saturation albums from 2017 all feature Vann's face on the cover. The band has pushed back the release of their upcoming album, Puppy.