Bambaataa’s Pederasty Exposes Conscious Community’s Homophobia.
By khalil Amani
Just in case you think I write from some coonerific point of view—that I have not dabbled in black consciousness—I was one of the leaders of one of the most feared and revered organizations—The Yahwehs in Miami under Yahweh ben Yahweh. We really were about that (murder) life! And along the way I’ve sat with the likes of Minister Louis Farrakhan and Kwame Toure’ aka Stokely Carmichael (R.I.P.), so know whom tha fuck you’re reading! Indeed, I am “conscious.”
It is all but confirmed that Afrika Bambaataa is a pedophile, or to more correct, a pederast—a man who loves sexing boys. He might as well join N.A.M.B.L.A.— “North American Man/boy Love Association.” Yes! There is an organization that’s trying to legitimize this sick shit!
It was I, who first gave light to Bambaataa’s sickness in 2013, but most recently, Star of Shot97 revisited the story and hammered away at it until he raised a firestorm of controversy surrounding Afrika Bambaataa’s sex life. I wrote that Bambaataa had date raped a dude and got stabbed for his efforts. I submitted the story to Allhiphop.com, whose tagline is the “World’s Most Dangerous Site,” but they wouldn’t touch my story with a ten foot pole! Afrika Bambaataa had too much juice in the hip-hop community, so my blog was relegated to my site and few other non-factor sites who pilfered my story.
My 2013 story which y'all ignored. "Afrika Bambaataa—Gay—and Date-Raping?" on The Khalil Amani Reader: http://khalilamani.ning.com/profiles/blogs/afrika-bambaataa-gay-and-date-raping … …
Now there is an all-out assault on Afrika Bambaataa coming from New York’s so-called “Conscious Community,” which is made up of a motley crew of YouTube pseudo-intellectual black liberationists/pan Africanists/Hebrew Israelites/Moors/Muslims/Kemetic thinkers, etc. Names like Young Pharaoh, Red Pill, Blue Pill, Sa Neter, Irritated Genie, Doggie Diamonds, Supa Nova Slum, Brother Sankofa, King Simon, Capt. Tazaryach, Brother Herman Smalls—as disagreeable as they can be towards one another when it comes to black folk’s “shit-uation” here in America and our identity/nationality, they stand together in condemning Afrika Bambaataa. Cool. I’m all for that! Again, at the sake of being redundant, it was this lil ol’ Negro from the Midwest (me!) that first spoke on Bambaataa’s pedophilia. Not nann nigga from New York whispered a word openly, save for the grapevine. A thousand New York niggas will say, "We been heard about Bam being a faggot!" But I'm the first to write that shit down!
I recently watched all 3-parts of the press conference against Afrika Bambaataa, which took place in Harlem, New York. I stand with Ron Savage, Poppy and the rest of the victims. Afrika Bambaataa is a sick fuck! He needs to be dealt with and/or helped. Calling for Bambaataa’s death is a little extreme. Listening to these extremists plant the seeds of murder in the minds of those listening and us watching on YouTube was a bit much. These so-called conscious brothers would like to say fuck American jurisprudence! Off with Bam’s head! They would like to turn our First-World, Free & Democratic legal process into a Salem Harlem witch-hunt—an Inquisition—an all-out Third World Whorehouse where men mete out justice as they see fit. Some of these speakers intimated that Bam should be murdered. Oh, the bravado! Oh, the demagoguery! Here's "Part" 1 of the Konscious Koonery.
Yes, I was quite taken aback by that irresponsible rhetoric.
Alarming as that was, I was also left with a nasty taste in my mouth listening to these folk talk that homophobic shit in the name of consciousness. Although there is a smidgen of the conscious community who affirms homosexuality, these guys made it clear that Bam’s homosexuality was just as bad as his pedophilia. The opening comment by the narrator even said that homosexuality leads to pedophilia, which is a complete untruth.
Homosexuality is not the scourge of the black community! Homosexuality is not what has the black community all fucked up! Homosexuality is not what ails the black community! Playing the homosexuality card is just “false flagging.” Talking that homophobic shit is just these so-called conscious brothers' internalized homophobia. Jesus may not be their man anymore, but that internalized Christian homophobia is still all up in their cerebellums. So I'll have to give you something from the Honorable Chairman Huey P. Newton, co-founder of the Black Panther Party. He got it right when he said:
"Whatever your personal opinions and your insecurities about homosexuality and the various liberation movements among homosexuals and women (and I speak of the homosexuals and women as oppressed groups), we should try to unite with them in a revolutionary fashion.... I do not remember our ever constituting any value that said that a revolutionary must say offensive things towards homosexuals... We have not said much about the homosexual at all, but we must relate to the homosexual movement because it is a real thing. And I know through reading, and through my life experience and observations, that homosexuals are not given freedom and liberty by anyone in the society... They [GAY PEOPLE] might be the most oppressed people in the society... The terms “faggot” and “punk” should be deleted from our vocabulary."
New York's conscious community wants to make a big old pot of sexual gumbo—and homosexuals, pedophiles, and rapists are the main ingredients.
I call bullshit on your “Death to Afrika Bambaataa!” sentiments! I say we black people have been hypocritical simply because we’re talking about homosexuality mixed in with pedophilia. Would we be up in arms if Afrika Bambaataa were touching young girls? By all historical indications, we would not! Elijah Muhammad was a child molester! (It got Malcolm mirked!) Malachi York was a child molester! (People still follow him) And Yahweh ben Yahweh was a child molester. We have not said, “Off with their heads” mostly because they were black men sexually abusing black girls. Oh, but Bambaataa pulls at our heterosexual heartstrings. Now he’s an anathema—a pariah in the hood. Don’t get it twisted! Bam should be excised from our hoods, but look at us. We’re attacking and attaching pedophilia to homosexuality and making homosexuality the culprit. Bam could’ve just as easily been touching little girls! Does that make heterosexuality the culprit? Heavens no!
The so-called “Conscious Community” got sexuality all fucked up! Did you really think that Afrika Bambaataa was gonna show up to your little press conference and let you verbally and/or physically accost him? Can you really blame him for going to those safe white folks who ain’t calling for his death?
America is not going backwards when it comes to gay rights—this so-called phantom “gay agenda.” You conscious motherfuckers probably wanna save up your conscious coins and head to Liberia, Israel or Egypt.
This whole Afrika Bambaataa fiasco proves three (3) things; #1. Mainstream hip-hop doesn’t want to sullen its hands by cutting ties with its founder. #2. There is still a super-ingrained homophobia in the hip-hop/black community and #3. Bambaataa’s pederasty exposes the conscious community’s homophobia and "phobia" is not just fear, but also "aversion to," "detestation," "antipathy," "revulsion," "neurosis," and "hang up." Yeah, some of us are hung up on same-gender-loving people and I'm here to tell ya!
Khalil Amani is gay hip-hop's "Straight Advocate." He writes for Allhiphop.com, DJ Kay Slay’s Originators & Straight Stuntin Magazines. He’s been featured in L.A. Times, Spin Magazine, DaveyD.com, The Biography Channel. Author of six books, including the groundbreaking “Hip-Hop Homophobes…” (iuniverse.com ’07). Follow on IG @khalil_amani, Facebook, Twitter @khalilamani.