Brockhampton’s Kevin Abstract addresses Ameer Vann allegations, says new LP may be delayed
Brockhampton's Ameer Vann was accused earlier this month of emotional abuse and having sex with a minor, and he responded by apologizing to “the people I’ve hurt and the fans I’ve disappointed" but also said, "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." As reported by Highsnobbery, Brockhampton leader Kevin Abstract took to Instagram Live on Wednesday, saying:
I don’t agree with anything Ameer has admitted to, and I’ve talked with him about that. He’s been getting help for, like, over the past year...
Something else I wanna say is... we’re probably... we’re probably gonna push the album back, but I still want a single to come out next month. And having to deal with, like, family problems in front of the world is very difficult. And I’m sorry if, like, if this isn’t enough. Anyways, this is really awkward.
It’s heavy. And I also understand if you’re mad and, like, completely over it because, like, I shoulda said something. I shouldn’t have been quiet for so long....
And I also didn’t feel comfortable going into tour without addressing this because I know that, like, the BROCKHAMPTON concert is the one place where people feel like, you know, they fit in there if they don’t fit in at school or with their families, or whatever. And it really—it just fucking hurts and sucks.
Kevin also said that "I’ve never seen Ameer hurt anyone," adding "I also want people to know that we hold each other accountable for anything, any mistake." Brockhampton's new album, PUPPY, is still currently set for a June release. Watch an archive of the Instagram video, below.