“Some of us are infallible. Some of us are going to have to be untouchable or our entire culture is going to fall. Our culture cannot fall on the accusations of four people, that’s weak.”
No KRS-One, you're weak.
Afrika Bambaataa needs to answer for what he's done. The people he has abused need the support of people like you in the scene. I'm here asking if you're really for peace and equality. Equality doesn't equal excusing someone's abuse because of their position.
“Let me tell you what I could care less about: accusations and gossip....KRS does not get involved in that. Show me the evidence and I will definitely have justice done."
What evidence do you want KRS-One? They didn't have fucking smartphones to record the shit Bambaataa did to them.
Fuck you for ignoring the abused.
Fuck you for dismissing their pain.
Fuck you for pretending you care about social justice.
If we're going to talk plain right now, whatever Bambaataa did in the past, he counts for nothing now.
No-one gives a shit about Bambaataa. If he was jailed tomorrow it would only be ripples on the pond of hiphop. Hiphop is too big to be brought down by one man's crimes, even if that man created the scene. Hiphop has become something bigger than anyone could have imagined. It has changed this world in countless ways and nothing can stop it now.
I will never quit hiphop, but I've quit having respect for you.