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Brockhampton rapper Kevin Abstract to leave Twitter


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Brockhampton member, best known as Kevin Abstract, has announced that he will be deactivating his Twitter account next week.

“BH family. Thx for being down for the ride,” he announced to his fans on the social media platform. “I appreciate y’all. I am probably the most dramatic person you follow on this app. With that being said: I’ll be deactivating this account after these radio shows air this week. If you wanna keep up with me, I’m sure you’ll find me.”

Over the past few weeks, scores of public figures have quit Twitter amid the annoying contention surrounding the Elon Musk takeover. Some of the big names include Kathy Burke, Stephen Fry, The Strokes’ Julian Casablancas, comedy band SpitLip, and most recently, Jack White and Trent Reznor. 

While most of these famous names have expressed their dissatisfaction with Musk’s controversial takeover as the prime reason for leaving the platform, Abstract has not yet given a reason for his decision. 

Brockhampton performed their highly anticipated farewell concert last Saturday at the Fonda Theatre in Los Angeles after releasing their final albums, The Family and TM, earlier in the year, the latter of which was released unannounced as a surprise for the fans. 

“Everyone took a risk. We found each other and planted our own trees,” Abstract said in a statement when they released TM. “I had a vision when I posted, but the way it would end up not only changing my life but having an impact on the culture we grew up on? Thank you.”

“When The Family was released. As most of us did, I shut down once I hit middle school,” he added. “I was afraid to be vulnerable with my mom. I remember not feeling good enough for my dad. I remember pretending to be somebody new, depending on who I was around. I used to wanna be an actor; my 14-year-old self was in pain. I was lost. Trapped. And so I dreamt. For reasons similar but unique, everyone in this group dreamt too.”

Watch footage from Brockhampton’s final concert in Los Angeles below.