Radio Personality Star Calls Out KRS-One For His Comments About The Afrika Bambaataa Sexual Abuse

by Raheem Karim

Early hip hop pioneer Afrika Bambattaa has been under fire for sexual abuse allegations of several young men from the 1980’s that have come forward. Hot 97 radio personality Troi “Star” Torain has spoken out about the controversy, has taken another rap legend to task by the name of KRS-One.

KRS-One recently made comments on a recent episode with N.O.R.E. for the Drink Champs podcast where the Boogie Down Productions member talked about the accusations leveled against Bambaataa.

Star stated:

On a sad note, Lawrence Parker, aka KRS-One, recently said on a podcast with Noriega that he doesn’t give a f-ck about these allegations with regard to Afrika Bambaataa. Now I don’t know about you, but that’s disturbing to me. Why would the Teacha – or the so-called Teacha – make such statements with regards to the babies of Hip Hop? Is it because they’re grown black men and their voices are not equivalent to Caucasian voices that speak up about child molestation?

Star continued:

The worse violence is the violence committed upon a minor. So why would he now say in 2016, “I don’t give a f-ck about those allegations”? Why would KRS-One, aka the Teacha, make such a hard-line statement? Was he himself the victim of molestation? For those that don’t know, KRS-One was homeless at one point in his life. Did he have to sacrifice his body for a warm bed and a hot bowl of soup? I’m just asking the question. I’m making no accusations.

Afrika Bambaataa has denied all allegations and maintains his innocence.

Watch Star’s “Why Doesn’t KRS-One Care About Black Babies?” video below.

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