Omarion Says B2K Songs Written By R. Kelly Will Be Cut From Live Sets

The songs will still be performed during B2K's next tour.

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| January 09 2019,

7:30 pm

Ahead of B2K's upcoming tour, lead singer Omarion has announced he plans to remove all B2K songs written by R. Kelly from his live shows.

However, as Complex notes, the ban will not go into effect until after the boy band's next tour.

R. Kelly wrote many of B2K's most popular songs, including their No. 1 hit “Bump Bump Bump” and their second most popular single, “Girlfriend,” Billboard reports. Despite this, Omarion tweeted he no longer wants to perform the songs because the accusations of child molestation and rape Kelly faces are too numerous and severe to ignore. 

"While I know our fans would be greatly disappointed if we didn't perform those songs on The Millennium Tour, after the tour I am retiring those songs from my set list," the singer wrote.

While I know our fans would be greatly disappointed if we didn’t perform those songs on #TheMillennoumTour , after the tour I am retiring those songs from my set list . I too am raising a future queen. #A.A.R.T. 

Omarion explained he decided to ax the Kelly songs because "those responsible must be held accountable" and because "I too am raising a future queen." He also wrote the time has come for "everyone" to "be responsible" for standing up against sexual violence.

Some fans responded to the singer's tweets asking why the Kelly songs would be included in the tour:

Some, however, were supportive of the announcement:

Omarion's announcement comes following the premiere of Surviving R. Kelly, a Lifetime docuseries investigating allegations of sexual misconduct against R. Kelly. Kelly has denied raping or molesting anyone. As Blavity reported, the "Ignition" artist is currently under criminal investigation in Georgia.

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