As fans know, this week saw ‘All Because of You’ crooner Marques Houston hit former T.U.G. labelmate Raz-B with a restraining order after Raz shared a video sometime ago alleging Houston molested him as a child.
Houston denied the claims and says the video caused he and his family emotional distress which, in turn, triggered this week’s restraining order request.
In defense of his “brother”, Omarion (now known as Maybach O) primarily took to ‘The Breakfast Club’ to promote the remix to his Wale-assisted single ‘M.I.A.’, but also weighed in on the restraining order fiasco and his time with Chris Stokes while there. See more O below:
In 2009, former B2K member Raz B shocked fans when he claimed he’d been sexually molested as teen by manager and cousin Chris Stokes and long time friend Marques Houston.
Forced to retract his damning statement by Stokes month later, 2010 saw B strike back with more allegations- this time detailing the alleged abuse.
This,prompting Houston and Stokes to respond,claiming they had taken out a restraining order against the singer.
Now, one month Raz (born Demario Thornton) was inaccurately linked to a ‘tell all’ book exposing a series of unconfirmed affairs between members of his group, ‘Fight For This Love‘ writer Andre Merrit, Chris Brown and Bow Wow, Houston has hit back- labelling him a fame whore.
Raz B dropped a bomb on the music industry today. The former B2K member revealed that as a teenager he was involved in a ‘sexual relationship’ with none other than Marques Houston. The troubled singer went further and labeled both his childhood mentor, Chris Stokes, and Houston as “paedophiles”. Check out more of the action below:
To the many of you who entered the That Grape Juice’s ‘Meet Omarion & Marques Houston’ competition, thank you. More tickets for the premiere than the originally quoted ‘pair’ became available for the competition, hence there were six pairs in total up for grabs! The following are the winners – who were chosen at random (email confirmation should have been received yesterday) :
1) Yordano Hayelom – Seattle, Washington
2) Bersabel Gebremeskel – Long Beach, California
3) Denise Berg – Los Angeles, California
4) Brandon J. Jones – Newark, California
5) Heather M. Okker – Los Angeles, California
6) Traci Renae – Glendale, California
Congratulations to the winners! Remember to keep it locked on That Grape Juice for future competitions…we’re doing it big from here on out.
That Grape Juice is giving one lucky winner the chance too meet Omarion & Marques Houston in LA! The guys will be in LA this Thursday (October 25th) for the premiere of their new film ‘Somebody Help Me’. Check out the synopsis of the film below:
From the director of YOU GOT SERVED & HOUSE PARTY 4, comes this urban horror/thriller on the order of CABIN FEVER, THE HILLS HAVE EYES, and WRONG TURN. SOMEBODY HELP ME delivers a chill a minute as the story revolves around characters Brendan Young (Marques Houston) and Darryl Jennings (Omarion) as they head off with friends and their respective girlfriends for a weekend stay at a remote cabin in the woods. After the couples settle in and start to enjoy the weekend, things take an eerie turn. On trips into the local town, they start to have strange encounters with some of the townspeople who seem a bit askew. One by one of group ends up missing or dead, while the dwindling group is forced to ban together more and more to figure out who or what is behind the killings. Ultimately, they discover even more than they bargain for in a chilling reveal.
The winner(s) of the competition will receive two tickets each to the screening of the film at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles this Thursday, as well as a chance to personally meet the both Omarion and Marques Houston. All you have to do to enter is to email your full name and mailing address to: firstname.lastname@example.org with ‘Meet Omarion & Marques Houston Comp’ as the title.
Please bare in mind that due to the short notice given, the quicker your entry the better your chances of winning. Competition closes tomorrow! Good luck.
I’m kinda surprised Marques Houston actually managed to release a third single from his ridiculously titled album ‘Veteran’ (his last hit was…?) – especially since the CD’s first two singles tanked. However, the Ne-Yo penned ‘Wonderful’ is a great single choice, seeing as it’s one of the few standout tracks from the album. The video isn’t bad either; I’m really liking the choreography -although it’s all becoming a bit ‘samey’ with Marques nowadays. To be honest, I can’t see the song/video doing anything to rescue the album (which disappeared from the charts almost as quickly as it debuted); however it’s definitely a step in the right direction.