Bone Thugs-N-Harmony have issued a statement addressing this week’s unexpected announcement of group member Krayzie Bone‘s departure.
In the statement, Bone Thugs wished Krayzie the best but reminded fans of their brand’s solidification.
“Let’s be clear, Bone Thugs n Harmony the band/brand did not and does not break up. A single member has parted ways on another mission in life and we wish him love and success,” a spokes person told AllHipHop.com exclusively. “BTNH World Wide the brand continues to functions 307 days a year globally, and will continue to do so with respect to its business partners and the great Fan Family.” (All Hip Hop)
Earlier this week, Krayzie turned heads after announcing his departure.
“I will no longer be a part of Bone Thugs-N-Harmony,” Krayzie revealed in a video. “Due to uncontrollable circumstances, it’s basically time for me to move on and just start embarking on different endeavors I’ve already had planned in my life. Just trying to go to a whole other level in the music game, I am trying to grow and become greater at what I do.” (Bone Thugs Promotion)
Krayzie made sure to also assure fans there was no bad blood in his move.
“It’s been a great 20 year run with Bone Thugs-n-Harmony, I have nothing to complain about. If it wasn’t for them, I wouldn’t be right now, so its much love, for what Bone Thugs-n-Harmony has done for me. But its that time in my life to where I finally closed this chapter and opened up a new chapter in my life to start exploring these options out here.” (Bone Thugs Promotion)
Bone Thugs were put together for mainstream appeal through late West Coast rapper Eazy-E.
The group was formed in the early 1990s in Cleveland, Ohio, before rap legendary Eazy-E signed them to Ruthless Records in 1994, and introduced them to the world on an EP, titled Creepin on ah Come Up, which included their hit single “Thuggish Ruggish Bone.” (Baller Status)
Check out Krayzie Bone’s video below: