The California-based group had been set to release ‘Puppy’ in June, following three studio albums last year (‘Saturation’, ‘Saturation II’ and ‘Saturation III’).
Vann was recently accused of having sex with underage fans, as well as being emotionally and mentally abusive to women. He responded to the claims, apologising to “the people I’ve hurt” but denying any criminal behaviour.
The band’s leader Kevin Abstract recently spoke to fans on Instagram Live, saying that while the group have been “working really hard on the album”, the record’s release is likely to be pushed back. A single is still forthcoming, however.
Abstract said: “We’re probably gonna push the album back but I still want a single to come out next month. Having to deal with family problems in front of the world is very difficult, and I’m sorry if this isn’t enough. It’s heavy and I also understand if you’re mad and completely over it. I should have said something, I shouldn’t have been quiet for so long.”
Admitting that it has been “hard for me to sleep”, Abstract added: “I don’t agree with anything Ameer has admitted to. He’s been getting help for over the past year.” He also said that he has “never seen Ameer hurt anyone” and that group “hold each other accountable for any mistake”.
JUST BECAUSE YOUVE NEVER SEEN AN ABUSER ABUSE SOMEONE, DOESNT MEAN THEY ARENT AN ABUSER ! pic.twitter.com/XQ6OWigoM4
— 𝑒𝓂 (@regularbackwood) May 24, 2018
Abstract also previewed the opening track from ‘Puppy’, which is titled ‘Ready For War’:
Vann previously took to Twitter to address the accusations levelled at him.
“I am sorry to the people I’ve hurt and the fans I’ve disappointed,” he wrote. “I’ve been in relationships where I’ve fucked up and disrespected my partners. I’ve cheated and been dismissive to my exes. Throughout the past 3 years I’ve been working hard to reflect on myself and seek out help. It continues to be a learning process every day.”
The rapper continued: “In response to the claims of emotional and sexual abuse: although my behaviour has been selfish, childish, and unkind, I have never criminally harmed anyone or disrespected their boundaries. I have never had relations with a minor or violated anybody’s consent.”
“I’m sorry for cheating. I’m sorry for lying and letting my friends down. I’m sorry for placing my group mates in a difficult situation by not speaking to them about my past experiences earlier. I always hoped to set a good example to my fans. Apologies aren’t enough. I really hope I can be an example of somebody who learned to grow from his mistakes and become a better person.”