Masked Man Who Attacked Reporter During Live Broadcast Identified as Aspiring LES Rapper Seeking Publicity

Posted on: March 6th, 2017 at 5:11 am by

cefaan-kim-attacker

It wasn’t Friday the 13th, but the 3rd. A man wearing a hockey goalie mask attacked WABC-7 reporter CeFaan Kim during a live broadcast at the corner of Delancey and Norfolk Streets.

Kim was there reporting on the attempted rape that happened early Friday morning outside 139 Norfolk Street. Toward the end of the story, the suspect, identified as 23-year-old Baruch Houses resident Keyjonta Foster, is seen pushing him to the ground.

Rather than talking to cops, Foster spilled all to the New York Post, revealing his aspirations as a rap artist who goes by the stage name “Majesty Da Rebel.” Apparently, the camera crash was a stunt to plug his latest song, “Jason” (yes, like the movie).

But it totally backfired.

Masked-attacker

“The reason I did it was because I knew I’d get negative feedback from it,” Foster told The Post. “I can always flip that. I saw an opportunity and took the opportunity to promote my video and mixtape. From the beginning, it was friendly — I put my arm around him, and then he pushed me, grabbed me.”

“I’m not scared to deal with the consequences,” Foster said. “They’ll probably interrogate me, ask me what happened. White guys bomb video reporters all the time. A black man tries to get air time and then gets beat up by the reporter. I’m gonna do what I gotta do and seize an opportunity.”

Obviously, Kim sees it much differently. Watch the video.

Foster was charged with misdemeanor assault and is wanted by the 7th Precinct. Cops posted the requisite wanted posters yesterday.

Recent Stories

Clayton Patterson Gets the Graphic Novel Treatment

Prolific Lower East Side documentarian, Clayton Patterson, is getting his own biography. An illustrated one, at that. The colorful homage is curated by Julian Voloj, and features the work of eighteen artists paying tribute to Patterson’s life and works in graphic novel form. The anthology is aptly titled, Clayton: Godfather of Lower East Side Documentary. […]

Disaster Squared: Coronavirus and Hurricanes Poses Deadly Threat to Lower East Side [OP-ED]

The following editorial is written by Pat Arnow. For more than a year, the city has been ignoring solid community opposition to a massive flood control project that will demolish East River Park, and do the opposite. Now, with a furious hurricane season predicted, not listening could prove dire for these unwealthy sections of the […]

With COLORS Faded, the ‘Bun Hut’ Takes 178 Stanton Street

Where COLORS faded, a new concept for 178 Stanton Street. That’s right, gone not three months, and the ground floor space is again occupied. This time by a fast-casual newcomer called the Bun Hut. It’s an Asian fusion joint that combines Chinese Bao with culinary elements from the Caribbean. Signage is already in place and […]

Two Lower East Side Businesses Join ‘American Dream’ Food Court in the Meadowlands

A host of New York City businesses are headed to the gargantuan American Dream complex in north Jersey. Two of which hail from the Lower East Side, we’ve just learned. Empanada Mama, with locations on Allen Street and Hell’s Kitchen, recently signed a lease to join the party. Apparently the deal was forged during the […]

Displaced Tenants of 70 Mulberry Street Issue Statement on Demolition and Redevelopment

In the wake of a divisive Community Board 3 meeting, in which preservationists were pitted against a desire for return, the displaced tenants of 70 Mulberry Street came together yesterday and issued a joint statement about shared priorities moving forward. Many in the Chinatown community feel that the city, owner of the fire-scorched former school […]