MC Shan Opens Up About Getting Molested as a Kid, Calls KRS-One a Manipulator
In a new interview with DJ Vlad, MC Shan talks about getting molested as a child. Additionally, the 51-year-old MC calls out KRS-One for being a manipulator.
You can view the full interview above via YouTube. Around the one-minute mark, MC Shan opens up to DJ Vlad. "There was a guy in our neighborhood... He would sit us next to him in the driver's seat of the car and let us do the steering wheel or do the stick shift," he says. "And all of a sudden - I'm old enough to know better - a hand come around and grab me by my crotch. That right there is molestation in itself. Never no penetration, none of this kind of crap. But I was old enough to know that this ain't right."
Earlier this year, Afrika Bambaataa of Zulu Nation was accused of sexual assault and molestation by several men. Shortly thereafter, KRS-One came out and defended Bambaataa, something many people took issue with - for good reason.
Both Bambaataa and KRS-One are discussed in the above video. "I condemn people like him for the simple fact that I've had a man touch me," Shan says about Bambaataa.
DJ Vlad then asks Shan, "How'd you feel when KRS-One defended Bambaata?" The legendary Queensbridge artist replies, "That's a slap in the face to everybody, every child, every person that got raped. That's a slap in the face. You don't care... You're a manipulator. You manipulate people so much... I don't think there's a hip-hop temple. Some people have power of persuasion like that, and he's one of them. I don't believe nothing he says."
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