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Krayzie Bone Announces Split From Bone Thugs-N-Harmony

By Allen Starbury   /   Published 04/15/11

Krayzie BoneBone Thugs-N-Harmony member, Krayzie Bone, announced Thursday (April 14) that he has officially left the platinum-selling group to focus, strictly, on his solo career and his record label, The Life Entertainment.

He revealed the news in a video clip, dubbed "Goodbye BTNH Update," in which he discussed the situation, and why he's left ... and even rocked a new look -- no more braids.

"I will no longer be part of Bone Thugs-N-Harmony," Krayzie said in the clip.

"Due to uncontrollable circumstances, it's basically time for me to move on and start embarking on different endeavors that I've already had planned in my life," he continued. "[I'm trying] to go another level in this music game, and just trying to grow and become greater an what I do, and concentrate on the new generation of artists that I have and puttin' back into the up-and-coming artists, the new fresh talent that's coming about."

During their 20-year history in music, Bone has had its fair share of ups and downs. First, member Flesh-N-Bone was incarcerated in 2000, reducing the group by one for over a decade, before finally being released in 2008. Then, Bizzy Bone had his issues -- whether it was drugs or his mental state -- before finally reuniting with the group last year, releasing their anticipated Uni5: The World's Enemy album.

Despite all the controversy and inner-turmoil within Bone Thugs, Krayzie said he holds no ill will against the group members. For him, it's simply time to move on.

"It's been a great 20-year run with Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, I have nothing to complain about," Krayzie said.

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."

Since then, Bone has become one of the most popular hip-hop groups of all-time, earning multiple platinum plaques, countless smash singles, and has worked with the likes of Tupac, Notorious B.I.G., Mariah Carey, Ice Cube, and the list goes on.

To conclude his announcement, Krayzie thanks Bone fans.

"I thank all the fans for supportin' me with Bone for over 20 years and I hope y'all will continue to support me on these future endeavors," he concluded. "It ain't nothin' but love. I love y'all. Thanks for all your support, thanks for everything you've done. We had some great times ... but it is what it is."

  • bk the wrestler

    sucks for BTNH but it is what it is

  • Jadeg

    It's kinda sad but then again maybe it's a good thing. Hopefully now he'll be able to show these new up & coming rappers how to really do it. I'm sick of all the bs that's being put out these days.

  • http://vann-digital.com/ Vann Digital Networks

    True!!!

    *plays violin*

  • Dookie

    without Krayzie its a wrap for Bone Thugs

  • snapdragon

    You got to do, what you got to do... Krazie, but Im going to miss Bone Thug and Harmony.
    Heart broken when Bizzy was out... now YOU!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Debbie-Hickerson/100000289426218 Debbie Hickerson

    dayumm. it is kinda sad; i been ridin with them thru all these ups and downs for the last 20. but i can see dudes point-its time to move on, and do greater things. due to the problems maybe they decided they have to let the bone thing go and move in other directions.

    For real tho it is time. They arent going to capture that Bone thang again; they too old and due to changes and shyt in their lives they let the era and ooportunity get passe and pass them by... Im a die hard stan, too, but I think we have to live with that...

    good luck to Kray in all his endeavors. I will be waitin to see what they are.

  • MrKnowShit

    LOL @ people thinking btnh is over. Stop acting like they are done it sucks that kray left but they are far from done

  • http://fthese.com Fthese.com

    wack!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/kenroy.richards Kenroy Richards

    thats fuck up but krazyie bone is still boss in this rap game

  • Branden

    Damn i wish yall never split.i love BTNH