FashionThrowback Thursday

The Time B2K Did a Group Lean in Tacky Alphets: Throwback Thursday

The fact that the early 2000s can now be considered “throwback” means we’re all old. Dambit. And remember the group Immature? Well, not them. I’m talmbout their heirs apparent: B2K. Omarion, J-Boog, Raz-B and Lil Fizz. Sounding like a Matrix character, a fake ass rapper, a flavor that was trying too hard to sound cool and some soda I wouldn’t want. Teenager us loved them too.

But check out this picture of them:

B2K Group Lean 2

LMAO! What is happening here? Why are the boys in the front doing the Smooth Criminal lean? Raz-B and Omarion holding hands to stay up. See? Everyone can’t be the THRILLERMAKER and get shoes patented so the lean could be possible. EVERYBODY AIN’T ABLE! >_>

I just wonder why they thought this was the move. “Yo fellas. We should lean during the photoshoot.” “Lean on what?” “Nothing.” “YESSS!”

Bless their hearts. And can we talk about these clothes? Why do they look like their seamstress quit halfway through because she realized this was gonna look like post-apocalyptic uniforms? Why is Raz-B wearing .075 of a vest? What happened to the bottom of the left side of this orange vinyl fabric he’s rocking?

And WHY are the chip clips having to hold his shirt together? However, i give him props for the foresight. He knew cut-outs were a trend we’d all appreciate eventually. See: Instagram fashion designers. Lemme find out that he was really ahead of his time.

Andre Leon Talley said “That’s a lot of fashion.” This is not enough fashion.

Meanwhile, look like Lil Fizz in the back. I didn’t even notice him at first. He was the Michelle of B2K. His shirt is so big that they must have used some of the fabric they were supposed to use for Raz-B’s vest. The person who looks the LEAST of a fool is J-Boog. These alphets, doe.

Bless this mess.

P.S. if you’re new here, yes I said ALPHETS instead of OUTFITS on purpose. Check the Awesomely Luvvie glossary.

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  1. November 6, 2014 at 9:21 am

    At least that one on the right came prepared with his patented “I Might Have to Hold Hands” glovelet.

    And this throwback to the 2000s? I already HAD A JOB and was PAYING TAXES by then. JeezLouise.

  2. tandra
    November 6, 2014 at 9:29 am

    .75 of a vest FLOORED me. I didn’t even notice a part of his vest was missing I was more so shocked that he’s rocking a cut out of his belly button.

  3. Asia E.
    November 6, 2014 at 9:36 am

    I can not BREAVE at this post LOL LOL @ .075. *crying real tears* LOL

  4. Kat
    November 6, 2014 at 9:37 am

    HA!! B2K pays homage to Gordon Gartrell. #JesusBeASeamstress

    • RaeJ
      November 6, 2014 at 10:19 am

      That will forever be my favorite episode! Theo was like “ask me the question again!!!!”

    • Angela
      November 7, 2014 at 3:27 pm

      HAHAHAHA I was thinking the same thing! “My arms are the same length, why aren’t my sleeeeeeves?!”

    • prettydarkskinnedgirl
      November 8, 2014 at 1:41 am

      Thank you for that Kat! I was thinking the SAME thing! Leave us not forget the fashion forwardness brought to us by the Huxtables while these chirren weren’t even gleams in their parents’ eyes!

    • Theo Huxtable
      November 11, 2014 at 1:07 pm

      Stop it, please! LMAO

    • Andrea
      April 7, 2016 at 2:47 pm

      BWAHAHAHA!!! Good one!

    • Ugochi
      April 7, 2016 at 3:39 pm

      Bruhahahaha!!!! I’m dead over here

  5. MissTish
    November 6, 2014 at 9:37 am

    It looks like a Project Runway challenge…”Create a cohesive look for a boy band with 70 yards of whatever two materials you pick (while blindfolded) and some double-sided tape. You have 45 minutes for this challenge.”

    • November 6, 2014 at 9:45 am

      Tears….Project Runway Challenge. ..hilarious

    • LJ
      November 6, 2014 at 12:32 pm

      “Make it work!”

  6. Dupe
    November 6, 2014 at 9:38 am

    Ma’am, RazBerry was definitely the Michelle of B2K! Don’t let former Lil Fizz fans come for you!

    • November 6, 2014 at 9:44 am

      I meant J-Boog, actually. Whoops. Whichever one is in the back w/ them 4 ponytails.

      • Flyy
        November 6, 2014 at 10:16 am

        Lil Fizz is correct.
        From L to R they are: RazB, Lil Fizz, J Boog & Omarion

        …*hangs head in shame8

      • November 6, 2014 at 10:23 am

        No ma’am. Liz Fizz (with the pigtails) was the ‘rapper,’ so he had a second or two in the spotlight every once in a blue moon. J-Boog (the one beside him) was the ‘unsung.’ I don’t recall him doin nuthin but being there lookin cute. I guess he added to the unison, cuz I sho never heard no harmony from B2K!

        • GJ
          November 6, 2014 at 10:49 am

          Lol besides his little part on the girlfriend remix, Boog sung the second verse on Feel This Way from their first album.

        • November 6, 2014 at 12:01 pm

          The remix doe? Not eem the original? One one random 2nd verse? Poor ting! At least Michelle got to do the bridge of all the DC songs. And she’s still doing her thing.

  7. Sango87
    November 6, 2014 at 9:43 am

    Oh, how I miss you on FB #AL!!! I had to get off their and get my life together. But, every now and then I will check your blog so I could get a good laugh. Thank God I could laugh as loud as I like in the office!!!!

  8. Deja
    November 6, 2014 at 9:50 am

    Me: what does b2k mean anyway?

    Wiki: They named their group B2K (Boys of the New Millennium) to represent the fact that they got together in the beginning of a new millennium.

    you just got served.

    • jimmy
      November 7, 2014 at 12:17 pm

      Damn I wish you hadn’t shared that dookie nugget of information. I had no idea what B2K stood for. Eww now I’m mad that I know. If only I could unlearn that. Darn your thirst for knowledge Deja.

  9. Flyy
    November 6, 2014 at 10:01 am

    The rest of RazBerry’s vest was clearly invested in forehead consuming oversized du-rag he rocking… priorities, ma’am… priorities.

  10. Amanda Renae
    November 6, 2014 at 10:22 am

    Pretty Tony from Cell Block C was reading up on fashion design in the prison library. Needed some models.

    • howlingbanshee
      November 8, 2014 at 6:17 pm

      Exactly. I was laughing at the photo until I noticed it looked like they were wearing tattered prison uniforms.
      Then I got really sad.

  11. November 6, 2014 at 10:23 am

    Shirt held together with chip clips…#dead

  12. Michelle
    November 6, 2014 at 10:51 am

    **ooooooouch** (holding my side while dying)

  13. November 6, 2014 at 11:33 am

    Whew, this pic got out? The lean, tho. Actually, I’ll take the lean over those outfits. Raz-B with his navel all out, got the shirt clipped tight as I don’t know what. I want to know who the photographer was with this. Couldn’t-nuh been a professional, couldn’t-nuh. This person took that pic with one of those little 110 cameras I used to buy from the dollar store and said “guys use this.” Can’t even….

  14. November 6, 2014 at 11:50 am

    They look like they were dressed by Denise Huxtable. Look like that shirt she TRIED to make for Theo………po thangs……

    • Gordon Gartrell
      November 11, 2014 at 1:11 pm

      Y’all gon’ stop throwin’ shade at Denise.

  15. jme
    November 6, 2014 at 11:54 am



    Why today? Why this picture???

    I am so done!

  16. bird
    November 6, 2014 at 12:25 pm

    ……they look like they commissioned denise huxtable for matching gordon gartrell’s. This photo makes me uncomfortable.

    • KayMac
      November 6, 2014 at 2:21 pm

      GORDON GARTRELL?!?!?! Lawd hol’ my mule!!!!! LMAOOOOOOO!!!!

  17. November 6, 2014 at 12:39 pm

    I cannot stop laughing at my desk. Hilarious!

  18. Vonetta
    November 6, 2014 at 1:38 pm

    Their lean looks like a really bad trust exercise. iCaint

  19. KayMac
    November 6, 2014 at 2:20 pm

    Ya know…I often wonder if entertainers look back at their old alphets and wonder, “What in the ENTIRE HELL was I thinking?!” (not from the 60s or 70s, though because they were probably high as all the fucks)…Omarion probably looked at this picture and got mad because he ain’t get paid enough for this boolsheet…

    • SoulfliHoneyBea
      October 16, 2015 at 1:37 pm

      This comment…almost a year later had me falling to pieces at work while the engineers surrounding me looked more confused than usual….

  20. Jessica
    November 6, 2014 at 2:38 pm

    Never, ever will I read this blog again while at work!!! I am in here crying! I saw the pic and knew jokes were coming, but kept scrolling anyway!

  21. November 6, 2014 at 3:05 pm

    Poor boys dressed like Shredded Orange is the New Black. smh.

    • MorningGlory
      November 9, 2014 at 2:02 am


  22. Me Talk Pretty
    November 6, 2014 at 3:21 pm

    I think Raz-B lost a duel.

    Inigo Montoya came for him or some shyt like that.

    “I am Inigo Montoya. You served my father. prepare to die” **slice**

  23. notconvincedgranny
    November 6, 2014 at 3:28 pm

    The 3 Ratcheteers and D’marion.

  24. dirtychai
    November 6, 2014 at 7:23 pm

    Lord have mercy. And to remember that my friends and I used to fuss about who was the best looking…

  25. November 8, 2014 at 7:07 pm

    Since I am from “across the Globe”, I don’t get many of the (surely hilarious) comments and comparisons…
    HOWEVER, what’s with that boy’s belly button? Is it just me or doesn’t it look a bit too high up his torso? Last time I checked (which was just now: stood up, walked to the window, took off shirt, looked at reflection on the glass, scratched head), navel was not that way up. Like, within 3 inches going down boy got nipples>>sternum>>belly-button.
    Am I abdominally challenged and I never knew?

    With a heavy heart and an ominous feeling of “deformity in anticipation”,
    Yours Truly

  26. November 10, 2014 at 2:07 pm

    Oh Marcelo, you have me crying. I KNEW something was wrong with that navel. Talk about high-wasted (typo on purpose).

  27. Theo's Shirt
    November 11, 2014 at 1:15 pm

    Useless trivia: Did you know that Gordon Gartrell is a real person? He was actually a writer/producer for The Cosby Show.

  28. January 8, 2015 at 10:55 pm

    Orange is the new…torn yoga garb.

  29. Deb
    January 10, 2015 at 12:51 pm

    ROTFLMBO!!!! “Bless they heart!” What the ‘ol folks would tell you when your stuff was a mess but they were trying to be nice…SMH

  30. J
    April 1, 2015 at 6:28 am

    This was too ahead of their time, somebody could have shown this to Kanye for him to get that his fashion sense is too ahead of our time just as it was back in 2000s.

  31. April 7, 2016 at 2:52 pm


    In important news, J-Boog is still finer than all of them combined

    • Gdo
      April 7, 2016 at 5:28 pm

      Thank God J-Boog was my favorite. Not like my BSB fave, Nick Carter is not aging well at all.

  32. Kemse
    April 8, 2016 at 7:17 am

    Oh. My. Ghurd.

    I was a stan and never saw this photo. Adding this to the collection of reasons I shake my head at this phase nowadays. That group was a mess and I don’t wanna claim them but truths is truths.