Last week, Krayzie Bone, one of the founding members of Cleveland Rap group Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, announced his departure from the clique. In the statement announcing the surprising news Krayzie had this to say, “I just wanted to take the time out right now to let everybody know about some major changes in my career and in my life. Just so everybody knows that I will no longer be a part of Bone Thugs-N-Harmony due to uncontrollable circumstances. It’s basically time for me to move on with different endeavors that I’ve already had planned in my life.”
Now group member Flesh-N-Bones is commenting on the split. AllHipHop.com is reporting that while on the Latin Assassin show on Z-107.9 in Cleveland Flesh made his feelings toward Krayzie very clear, saying, “What the fuck do people mean it aint no Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, because Krayzie’s bitch ass decided he wanted to quit? Man, fuck Krayzie, homie. Put that in the paper. Bone Thugs-N-Harmony gonna keep moving as Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, man. Bone Thugs-N-Harmony don’t consist of no motherfucking Krayzie Bone, man. It consists of Flesh, Bizzy, Wish, Krayzie and Layzie. Just because one ni**a decided to quit don’t mean it’s over for Bone Thugs-N-Harmony.”
As for what the actual circumstances were behind Krayzie’s exit, Flesh claims its all due to Bizzy Bone being back in the fold. “Me, Layzie and Bizzy did a couple of shows by ourselves out here and sold out and it was phenomenal. And they loved the energy of seeing Bizzy on stage back with his brothers. That’s what the fans wanted to see. Krayzie and Wish hate Bizzy Bone so much, they didn’t want him to get on the stage,” Flesh said.
So rather than share a stage with Bizzy Krayzie decided to split from the group. But Flesh is promising that the remaining three members of Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, Layzie, Bizzy, and himself, will continue to tour and are prepping an album, tentatively titled Majority Rules, set for release next year.
UPDATE: Yesterday (April 19), Flesh-N-Bone spoke to TMZ.com about Krayzie Bone’s depature from Bone Thugs-N-Harmony further, claiming that his former band-mate is disrespecting the legacy of Bone’s mentor, the late Eric “Eazy E” Wright, co-founder of Bone’s earliest label home, Ruthless Records.
“Krayzie [Bone] might as well say ‘Fuck Eazy-E’ because he is disrespecting Eazy-E’s legacy by leaving the group,” Flesh said to TMZ. Additionally, the emcee who was incarcerated and estranged from the group between 2000 and 2008, before returning to the group for Uni 5: The World’s Enemy.