The Zulu Nation member has been accused of sodomy by a New York politician.
Afrika Bambaataa has been accused of child molestation by former New York State Democratic Committee member and Judicial Delegate in the Bronx Ronald Savage. In Savage’s new self-published memoir Impulse, Urges and Fantasies, he details his youth running in rap circles in New York, in which he alleges that, as a teen, he was repeatedly sodomized by Afrika Bambaataa.
He furthered his accusations recently in an interview with Atlanta radio station Shot97. Savage claimed that Babaattaa would repeatedly coerce him into performing oral sex: “I wanted to be down with the in-crowd, not really understanding that what Bambaataa was doing to me was molesting me. I knew it was wrong.”
Savage never reported the incident out of fear and shame.