Brockhampton Kicks Out Ameer Vann Over Sexual Misconduct Allegations

Ameer Vann of BROCKHAMPTON performing on Sept. 24, 2017, at Social Hall SF. Vann was kicked out of the group on Sunday for allegations of sexual misconduct and abuse.  (Gabe Meline/KQED)

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.

Brockhampton plays Blurry Vision Festival in Oakland on May 12.
Brockhampton plays Blurry Vision Festival in Oakland on May 12. (Estefany Gonzalez)

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.”

Sponsored

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.

Volume
KQED Live
Live Stream
LATEST NEWSCAST
KQED
NPR
Live Stream information currently unavailable.
Share
LATEST NEWSCAST
KQED
NPR
KQED Live

Live Stream

Live Stream information currently unavailable.