When Omarion and B2K split up in the middle of a tour last year, O assured fans he’d perform makeup dates by himself if he had to. With B2K’s differences still unresolved, the singer made good on his promise over the weekend.
For the first time in his career, Omarion hit the stage without Raz-B, J-Boog and Lil Fizz, playing shows on Friday in Philadelphia and on Saturday in New York. He was joined on the bill by R&B group ATL, “You Got Served” co-star Marques Houston and brother Orion.
While Omarion was taking care of the touring obligations, Raz, Boog and Fizz were taking in the Grammy festivities in Los Angeles. They popped up at the Rock the Vote Awards (see “N.E.R.D., P. Diddy Campaign For Involvement At Rock The Vote Awards” ), Outkast’s post-Grammy fiesta (see “If There Were A Party Of The Year Grammy, Outkast Would Win” ) and at radio station 100.3 the Beat (KKBT-FM), where they debuted an unmixed new song featuring Ray J and produced by Timbaland. A source in the B2K camp said it could be released as a Ray J song guest starring B2K or vice versa.
Fans will probably hear a new record from Lil Fizz pretty soon as well. He’s still working on his solo album and hopes to get a couple of tracks from Kanye West and a guest appearance from Missy Elliott in time for a mid-March release. Raz-B is going to start working on his own solo LP soon, while J-Boog is looking to sink his teeth deeper into acting.
B2K’s first starring vehicle, “You Got Served,” recently debuted at #1 (see ” ‘You Got Served’ Scores Box-Office Touchdown During Slow Super Bowl Weekend” ).
“It was crazy,” Fizz said of the movie’s opening. “We really didn’t expect it to be as big as it [was] with all the controversy, and it was going up against movies like ‘The Perfect Score,’ ‘Butterfly Effect’ and ‘Along Came Polly.’ Big movies with big stars. For everybody that went out and supported, thank you very much.”