MC Shan Says KRS-One Has Something to Hide
MC Shan is calling out KRS-One for defending Afrika Baambaataa. The Queens MC called KRS' character into question while on a recent visit to the online program The Murder Master Music Show (Sept. 15). Shan blasted KRS for defending Bambaataa in the face of child molestation allegations. Shan explained that he not only lost all respect for Afrika, but he also doesn't trust KRS-One's character anymore.
“I don’t even listen to what that man say no more because I don’t respect that man,” Shan started. “I don’t care what you did for hip-hop and when I used to see ‘Bam, he used to embrace me like, ‘Shan, Shan Shan,’ but you can’t even talk to me right now. You can’t say nothing to me. I don’t care what you did for hip-hop, none of that. And I keep saying, KRS-One you got something to hide, my nigga! Because for you to keep standing up for somebody that did what they did and you still standing up for this man, you got something to hide and you don’t want it to come out.”
Bambaataa was accused of child molestation in March by one of his alleged victims, Bronx politician Ronald Savage. Savage, a former member of the New York State Democratic Committee, accused the music pioneer of molesting him when he was just a teenager.
While members of Bambaataa's Zulu Nation have been cooperative, Bambaataa himself has not spoken a word on the allegations. In July, KRS-One defended Bambaataa during a Q&A session in Birmingham, Al., arguing that because he is the inventor of hip-hop he should be "untouchable."
"There was no hip-hop before Afrika Baambaataa," said the 51-year-old. "Let’s start there. So anyone who has a problem with Afrika Bambaataa should quit hip-hop,” KRS told the crowd.
Bambaataa, real name Kevin Donovan, started the Universal Zulu Nation back in 1973 and is credited with crafting the sound of electro-funk and hip-hop. Since these sex scandal allegations came to light, Bambaataa has been laying very low and has yet to comment. Check out Shan's full interview on the Murder Master Music Show below.
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