After more than 15 years together, Eminem’s D12 group is down one less member, as Bizarre leaves citing “creative differences.”
In a recent interview with HipHopDX, published Monday (February 28), the Detroit rapper — who is arguably the most recognized outside of Eminem — revealed the news, saying it was just time.
“Yeah, I’m not in D12 no more. We just had creative differences and decided to go our separate ways — well, I decided to go my separate way,” Bizarre explained. “It’s a personal decision on my part. I think I’ve just grown as an artist and it’s time for me to branch off on my brand.”
Bizarre also denied rumors that he has joined Tyler The Creator’s Odd Future collection, but said he’s started his own crew.
“I got my own crew called The Weirdo Movement,” he revealed.
What is this Weirdo Movement? The rapper further clarified, saying the crew consists of himself, a Detroit group called FaygosandConey, a rapper named Fury, and Seattle-based Sonny Bonoho.
“It’s just the weird sh**, it’s the Bizarre sh** to another level,” Bizarre told HHDX. “It’s just encouraging people that it’s alright to be weird, it’s alright to be different and speak your mind and dress and look however the f*** you wanna look. It’s a weirdo movement, it’s time for that.
“Hip-hop is changing anyway, it’s getting more and more outrageous how they looking. And I been doing this sh** for years, so … C’mon man, you wanna join it?”
At press time, projects from the group are unknown. But, Bizarre is set to drop a new solo project, titled Bizarre’s World Uncensored, on March 1st.
As far as Bizarre’s departure D12. It’s unclear if the group will continue without the rapper, as well as the late Proof.