Bone Thugs-N-Harmony’s Bizzy Bone will come forward with the tragic tale of his own childhood abduction on the May 25 episode of “America’s Most Wanted.”
“Little Bizzy Bone’s got a story, and the story is a little deeper than just one-way bus tickets to Eazy-E in Los Angeles,” said the Cleveland rapper, who was abducted by the biological father of one of his sisters in the early ’80s.
Bizzy and his sisters were lied to for more than a year by their kidnapper and were led to believe that their mother was dead. Meanwhile, their mother was very much alive and working with “America’s Most Wanted” host John Walsh to search for her children. A picture of Bizzy, who was on a reservation in Oklahoma, was shown at the end of the 1983 TV movie “Adam” and led to his return.
“I was gone from 4 years old to 5 years old,” said Bizzy, now 25. “A neighbor who used to baby-sit me for the fella who abducted my sisters and I saw the show. My name was changed, I had hair all over my face. And that’s how we were found.
“When we were in school,” he continued, “they called me and my sisters down and were interrogating us, asking us our last names. I ain’t never been a snitch, even as a baby, so I kept telling them the fake name, ’Jones, Jones, Jones.’ And eventually my sister broke it like, ’You can tell.’ ”
Bizzy was later returned to his mother’s custody, but not unscathed.
“There was a lot of mental abuse. There are a lot of things you will see on the episode that will shock a lot of people. It was more mental abuse than anything to really think your mother is dead, to really think your grandmother is dead, to believe a whole false scenario that someone places in front of you and you being a child that is easily manipulated.
“We were getting chased by the FBI and police. I remember hiding in vans and hiding under clothes. It was made to be a game, but it wasn’t a f—ing game. To this day, I still find myself looking around the corner when the police come.”
Bizzy said telling his story has been therapeutic and that he hopes his experience helps other victimized children. He’s glad things have finally settled down enough for him to properly address the episode.
“When I got into the business there was so much going on, with E dying and the new thing coming in,” he said. “I couldn’t concentrate on myself so much until it was the right time for me to get those things out. … There are so many things that had to be dealt with, there was never time to focus.”
Bizzy and the rest of Bone Thugs have just completed their latest LP, Thug World Order, and plan to release it in August. It features guest appearances by Bobby Brown and Avant.