Brockhampton Drop Founding Member From Lineup Amid Sexual Abuse Allegations

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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.

The group took to Twitter overnight to announce Vann’s departure, saying that the wider group does not condone abuse or support abusers and that they had been “lied to” by Vann.

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.

Despite being locked in to play Listen Out festival in Australia later on this year, BROCKHAMPTON have announced that they’re cancelling the remaining dates of their current American tour to regroup and process the departure of Vann.

Videos from recent shows without Vann show the group standing in defeated silence during the points where Vann’s vocals usually kick in.

The allegations also halted the release of the group’s album, Puppy, which was due to be released in June. Frontman Kevin Abstract spoke candidly about the whole situation on a live Instagram story late last week.