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The Untold Media Outing of Afrika Bambaataa.
By Khalil Amani
Having to write this blog, I feel as sad and lonely as Isaac Hayes's 1969 opus, "Walk On By." Social Media and hip-hop has "walked on by me," but I'm-a tell my story anyway!
Have you ever been that dude who was last chosen in a game of pick-up basketball? There you were, anxiously awaiting to be picked, but straightway being overlooked—no doubt because they think your ball-handling skills lack—kinda like that white dude in the movie, “White Men Can’t Jump.” The two guys picking the teams don’t even pay you the respect of eye-contact! Alas! You’re the last player picked and then you get in the game and start shitting on everyone. Your ball-handling skills—your crossover and jump shot killin’ niggas.
Well damnit! When it comes to this whole Afrika Bambaataa “shit-uation”—the false narrative that Poppy was the first victim and Star (of YouTube’s Shot97) was the first in the media to out Bambaataa—I feel like that damn kid who was the last chosen in a game of pick-up basketball!
Do you wanna know why?
Because I was the first person in the media (I’m a blogger!) to out Afrika Bambaataa as a gay child-molesting pedophile! I was the genesis of this Afrika Bambaataa outing shit!—the progenitor, yea, the fucking eponymous media father of all that has ever been said about Afrika Bambaataa being a child-molester! And damnit! Somebody needs to know the truth of the matter—for hip-hop history’s posterity!
Sa Neter, Poppy, Ronald Savage, Star and a motley crew of Conscious Community concerned citizens showed up in Harlem for the media lynching of Afrika Bambaataa! I wanted to be there! I could’ve been there! (But I sat on the sidelines.) I was the bolt of lightening that struck in this woods and set ablaze a firestorm of controversy, yet not nann (no) person in the Conscious Community investigated this story and asked, “Who is Khalil Amani?” even though my name showed up in a Zulu Nation statement regarding Bambaataa getting stabbed for date-raping a man. It was my fucking article Conscious Community! Why didn’t Sa Neter reach out to me—for a statement? Here's the Zulu Nation's article where they mention me. https://allhiphop.com/.../hip-hop-rumors-the-afrika-bambaataa-rumor......
On April 2, 2013 I received two phone calls: One from a music industry insider in New York and another call from a high-ranking Zulu Nation security member. Both relayed the same story that Afrika Bambaataa had just gotten stabbed for giving a dude a date-rape drug. The dude fell asleep and Bambaataa starting performing oral sex him. The guy woke up and went ape-shit berserk and stabbed Bambaataa and his mans.
Straightway, on April 2, 2013—right after these two phone calls, I wrote my blog, “Afrika Bambaataa: Gay—and Date-Raping?” I put it on my website, “The Khalil Amani Reader” on that same date, April 2, 2013. I also sent my blog to DJ Kay Slay on that same date, the 2nd of April (since I work for him). A few days later, I received a call from DJ Kay Slay, where he asked (or told) me to take the blog down because he had been contacted by Zulu officials where they put pressure on him to make me delete my blog. I write for DJ Kay Slay’s Straight Stuntin Magazine, so they approached Kay Slay to get at me.
I took my blog down, but when I realized that my blog had taken flight and was being read over in the community at Allhiphop.com (and other sites!)—I called Kay Slay back and told him that it was too late—so I put my blog back up where it is time-stamped on my website on April 17, 2013. Right cheah! https://khalilamani.ning.com/profiles/blogs/afrika-bambaataa-gay-an...
When Star mentioned the date-rape, stabbing of Afrika Bambaataa on his show, where do you think he got his info from? Me! I sent Star my blog on April 13, 2013. His email is "Thehater1964@yahoo.com." See? I sent him my blog, “Afrika Bambaataa: Gay—and Date-Raping?
See 9:45 mark for date-rape question.
Here is the actual email I sent to Star of Shot97. Our names are upper left and the time-stamped date is on top right, April 13, 2013 at 7:01PM. (Blow it up if you can't see it! LOL)
Yes! I am “Gay Hip-Hop’s Straight Advocate!” How ironic that this Nuclear bomb—this hip-hop altering information on Afrika Bambaataa landed in my lap! Indeed, I was the first media personality to OUT Afrika Bambaataa as a child-molesting pedophile, but like the guy who no one knew could ball, I slam-dunked this story when they let me in the game!
It took a website from Canada, thump.vice.com to get it right and give me credit for busting this story open. According to the article’s writer, Dave Wedge (and I quote!), “Author and blogger Khalil Amani, a Colorado-based writer for DJ Kay Slay's Straight Stuntin Magazine, was the first to publicly allege sexual misconduct by Bambaataa. Amani, the author of a book about homophobia and homosexuality in the rap industry, wrote an article in April 2013 claiming that Bambaataa was stabbed by a man he had allegedly sexually assaulted. The story, which was picked up by the Drop and other hip-hop sites, claimed that Bambaataa had drugged a man and performed oral sex on him without his consent. According to Amani's report, the man woke up, realized what was happening, and stabbed Bambaataa. A top Zulu member, reportedly with Bambaataa at the time, was also allegedly cut with the knife.”
And then, most recently, a YouTuber named Israel Doctrine aka Carl Albert came along and did the research and set the narrative straight! He’s telling the truth! He’s telling the world that Khalil Amani kick this shit off on Bambaataa! Star was 2.0 of the campaign to expose Afrika Bambaataa, as was Poppy, the 2.0 molested to Ronald Savage’s first outing of Bambaataa.
Khalil Amani writes for Allhiphop.com, Straight Stuntin Magazine, Originators Magazine. Author of seven books. His work has been featured in the LA Times, Miami New Times, The Biography Channel's "I Survived A Religious Cult" (2010) and The Biography Channel's "Escaping Evil: My Life in a Cult." (2013) Amani has a degree in English from San Diego Mesa College. He majored in Black Studies and Minored in Religion at the University of Nebraska at Omaha.