Police reportedly confirmed the B2K singer Raz B smashed a hospital window and got onto the roof, according to a circulating video. The incident is said to have occurred Thursday (May 25) in Kansas City, loud TMZ.
Witnesses feared Raz B would jump off the hospital roof, negotiators involved
The outlet captured footage of Raz on the roof of Saint Luke’s Hospital while onlookers watched from a nearby window. Witnesses told responding officers that they feared Raz might jump.
Police reportedly received the 911 call around 10:20 a.m. Firefighters also arrived at the scene and laid mats on the ground as a precaution, according to the outlet.
A negotiator was even brought in to help bring the singer down safely. Raz eventually agreed and returned through the window before being treated by emergency medical services.
According to the authorities, the situation was resolved without further incident.
Y’all this is horrible 🥺 Where are you? #RazB People? He’s in Kansas City and he’s been mentally ill for a few days! pic.twitter.com/hctma0TR0i
— ✨💕M3LANIN_HEALING💕✨ (@Freeway_Ash89) May 25, 2023
Raz posted a cryptic Instagram video a day before the rooftop incident
The 37-year-old posted a separate video on Instagram a day before the incident. In it, he repeatedly told viewers that he didn’t feel safe. Raz claimed he was “fighting to survive.”
He said he “didn’t want to have this surgery done here.” In the caption, he posted the address of a Kansas City hospital and asked his followers to “come and pick him up.”
This video had nearly 100,000 views as of Friday. Hundreds of concerned fans asked in the comments section if the singer was okay.
@abdulchestnut wrote: “I ask anyone who views this post to PLEASE do not make fun of it. This is a critical situation and we are trying to get him help. I beg of you all. Please don’t post this again. Mental health is no joke. Please keep praying for our brother.”
@sarday_ollay wrote: “That’s him clearly in a manic state and haven’t slept! … look at his eyes! …take him to the hospital so he can get help…and rest!”
@dwightholtjr wrote: “Yes, prayers up. Not feeling safe…in the lobby…giving his address…can’t get another room and just locked himself inside. That is a lot. Prayers up.”
RELATED: Raz B checks into self-catering facility after his recent arrest for drunk driving (exclusive).
Raz’s condition as of Friday (May 26) remains unclear, but we know he has been through some rehab and legal issues.
In 2020, the singer checked himself into a self-care facility after his arrest for drinking and driving, as reported by The Shadow Room.
“The stress of childhood trauma has led to some unhealthy life choices. Last week he checked into a private self-care facility to get the tools he needs to live a healthier life,” a source told The Shade Room at the time.
A year earlier, he was arrested in Minneapolis for domestic violence by choking. The victim was reportedly Raz’s girlfriend. However, prosecutors ultimately declined to bring charges against the singer due to a lack of evidence.
Anyone facing a mental health crisis is urged to contact the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (SAMHSA) National Helpline, 1-800-662-HELP (4357) (aka Treatment Referral Routing Service) or TTY: 1-800-487-4889. It is a confidential, free, 24-hour, 365-day-a-year information service in English and Spanish for individuals and families with mental health and/or substance use disorders.