Earlier this year Bronx rapper KRS One shocked fans by defending Hip Hop pioneer Afrika Bambaata after several men came forward claiming they had been sexually molested by Bambaataa as teens [click here if you missed that].
KRS One ups the ante telling Bambaataa critics they should quit Hip Hop...
In a sit down with a British Hip Hop panel KRS One explains,
“When you’re talking about Afrika Bambaataa, first of all, you’re talking about the person who invented hip-hop. Not participated in it. There was no hip-hop before Afrika Bambaataa. Let’s start there. So anyone who has a problem with Afrika Bambaataa should quit hip-hop.”
“You don’t take accusations lightly. I would say unequivocally right here, right now, I hope for healing. As I wrote in my statement, I hope for healing for everyone involved. First for those who are accusing Afrika Bambaataa. Accusing. No evidence, no convictions. OK, but we will at least give you the benefit of the doubt. You made these accusations against Afrika Bambaataa. OK, no problem. Bam, deal with that.”