ronald savage afrika bambaataa

A man who claims he was molested by hip hop pioneer Afrika Bambaataa as a teenager says he's speaking out about his abuse to help get rid of NYC's statute of limitations on child molestation.

Ronald Savage was just 13 when he joined Bambaataa's hip hop collective Zulu Nation. He told the NY Daily News he hauled crates of vinyl records for Bambaataa and the other DJs who helped make hip hop a worldwide phenomenon.

“I want him to know how much he damaged me growing up,” cried Savage, 50. “I was just a child,” he told the Daily News exclusively. “Why did he take my innocence away? Why did he do this to me?”

Savage said Bambaataa, who is best known for his 1982 hit “Planet Rock”, began molesting him when he was 15.

Savage said he wants to help remove New York's statute of limitation on criminal charges and civil penalties for child molesters.

Currently, the law bars victims from pursuing criminal charges or civil penalties after their 23rd birthday.

“I think the statute of limitations is unfair for victims,” he told the News. “It took me all of these years to speak about this. I was embarrassed. I was ashamed.”

Savage said he told his mother and several ex-girlfriends about the sexual abuse he endured at the hands of Bambaataa, whose real name is Kevin Donovan.

Court records obtained by the News contain references Savage made about the abuse he suffered years ago.

But speaking out has made Savage an enemy of fiercely loyal members of Bambaataa's Zulu Nation.

“Name your price,” said one high-ranking Zulu Nation official during a phone call to Savage. “We can take care of this today. Cash money," the man said during a recording that was reviewed by the News.

“I’m not talking about no $5,000,” the man says. “I’m talking about, let’s get a number, let’s say $50,000.”

“One hundred thousand!” blurted Savage, who is heard throughout the tape saying he's not exposing Bambaataa for the money.

The man and another high-ranking official begged Savage to stop talking to the media.

Bambaataa's attorney, Vivian Kimi Tozaki, denies the men were speaking on Bambaataa's behalf.

She threatened to sue Savage for defamation and accused him of making the scandalous allegations to sell his book.

“Defamatory statements were published seeking to harm my client’s reputation so as to lower him in the estimation of the community while deterring others from associating or dealing with him,” she said.

“The statements show a reckless disregard for the truth, were published with knowledge of their falsity, and are being made by a lesser-known person seeking publicity," she added.

Star, a former Hot 97 and Power 105 DJ, said Bambaataa, now 58, will eventually have to address the allegations if he hopes to clear his name.

“If Bambaataa wants to retain his credibility, he needs to step up and talk about what happened here,” says Star.

  • Carrington

    I don't know why, but I kinda believe this. Now, the fact that he's now 50 is what's going to hurt his credibility with most people.

  • Ke$hiaFromBelly

    ..ion kno but that cryin face DOES resemble a familiar image of pain..agony...hurt n helplessless. ION WANNA SAY A.B IS GUILTY....but...sumbody TOUCHED that brotha @sum point. :(
    #prayers2him

  • Dakota H

    I understand it's may have been difficult to talk about it then and there but some of these people just come out the wood work after so long to seek some money. Well they did say he trying to sell his book but I don't condone sexual abuse but some people genuinely speak out about it but like I said some are looking for a opportunity to feed off their situations.

  • Cricket404

    It's looks real, shoulders hunched, face ugly, whole face wet.

  • Ke$hiaFromBelly

    Facts!!!! O_o smh
    Sad

  • Cricket404

    I believe it. Zulu Nation knows it, it's out now. There's more, some of the abuse victims are probably famous who have continued the cycle.

  • MRiGOThim

    yes that face says it all...he truly looks hurt

  • JustB

    I agree that face tells it all...that's bottled up pain being released...most men don't just make up these types of allegations it known how society will treat them after...he seems like he just is trying now at his age to be honest and confront the situation so he can live his life...that's has to be hard for anyone to bear and hold on to

  • Scroogwap

    That's messed up. Can't trust nobody.

  • Scroogwap

    You must be a child molester or be in a relationship with one. I hope you don't ever have children and if you already have children I hope they get taken from you.

  • Scroogwap

    Not with intelligent people

  • Chaseboogie The Prince

    Those are real painful therapy tears. I think he's telling the truth. People need to stop worshiping these entertainers because you really don't know who they are behind closed doors.

  • Scroogwap

    Watch out for these Hotep black people were Kings and QUEENs type of black people.

    Egyptians were blasphemous witches.

    I would never allow my kids to listen to them devils.

    And peep how BambatA got the All Seeing Eye on his hat... He's another Satanic paedophile entertainer.

  • ?E?E?M?A

    This thing happened 40 years ago and he crying crocodile tears. Girl BYE!

  • ?E?E?M?A

    He looks like he's acting. Someone molesting you as a child does not evoke this kind of emotion at 50. I'm watched people were molested growing up, some raped, and it was nothing like that.

  • Paige

    This happens to young children all of the time in the industry. In Hollywood it is rampant. So sad. God bless this man.

  • ?E?E?M?A

    Lol

  • Torae

    If it's true there will be more people with the same allegations. Molesters are serial molesters they never molest just one person...

  • Paige

    Are you serious? I think about things that happens to me as a child not nearly as serious as this, and cry.

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    At age 23 one is still extremely "young" career-wise. Very few would choose to alienate a person with power & influence within the same industry they hope to establish a successful career. It would most likely be career suicide. Even now he's being dismissed as a "lesser known" looking for a come-up; imagine if he had tried to expose the abuse years ago, when this dude was at the height of his celebrity status? Who's to say some of those thirsty lil groupie boys wouldn't have jumped at the chance to make this "problem" disappear for bro. Afrika?

    Prayers for this man, smh.

  • Dakota H

    You just made a stupid statement about me about nor am I one and I just said i don't condone sexual abuse and no I'm not into children and also definitely not in a relationship with one. You took it way out of context and Of course I think what was done to him was horrible all I said some people don't speak genuinely about their issue meaning they are trying to make money off their situation instead. But if somebody touched my kids and if I knew best believe they would be on their way to the ER or mourtuary.

  • GTFOHWTBS

    What a horrible shame. So.many brothers are on the DL. My heart goes out to the victims .

  • GTFOHWTBS

    You sound stupid

  • GTFOHWTBS

    Perhaps you will reap what u sow one day and krama comes back tenfold

  • GTFOHWTBS

    Exactly

  • whitty hutton

    Isn't that the norm? ?

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    Thank you. And, who's to say how or how long a person is allowed to grieve over being violated? Even for those who may have a similar experience, each victimized person is an individual with his/her own unique emotional make-up. While we may not understand why he waited until now, I don't think that question is the most important one, to the victim.

  • morenYAHdelsur

    Whyyy

  • howard_student

    I hear you, but you know the black community will hold something done wrong to them in forever. Molestation is real and needs to be talked about. It's a taboo topic like homosexuality. We know its happening, but our people turn a blind eye to it. But it happens to both sexes, from childhood on up.

  • morenYAHdelsur

    That's unfair. I agree that people are not what they seem, but to say ancient Kemetics were devil worshippers is incorrect. Europeans loved how Kemet got down therefore they stole many ideas and symbols and fabricated their own stories...all seeing eye wasn't "evil" until the "evil" yt man came around appropriating their culture.

  • ??Brilliant-Beauty??

    Pedophiles Are Wicked

  • KB

    Say what now ?!!???

  • Honey_hazel

    Why didn't his mother do anything? A mother is suppose to protect her children. After the fact he told her.

  • Sexy CJ

    A man who claims he was molested by hip hop pioneer Afrika Bambaataa as a teenager says he’s speaking out about his abuse to help get rid of NYC’s statute of limitations on child molestation.

    “I want him to know how much he damaged me growing up,” cried Savage, 50. “I was just a child,” he told the Daily News exclusively. “Why did he take my innocence away? Why did he do this to me?”

    Court records obtained by the News contain references Savage made about the abuse he suffered years ago.

    Savage said Bambaataa began molesting him when he was just 15 years old...................

  • Sexy CJ

    ***********

  • MEME

    Some are looking to tell their stories so that something like this will not happen to another person. Until you or someone you love becomes a victim of something such as this you will not understand what this person has gone through and or continues to go through.

  • Afiya

    #disgraceful

  • Afiya

    Wont hurt mine, I always felt he was dirty (bambataa)

  • Dr.Rue

    Soooo many homos in hip hop.

  • Dr.Rue

    All people are not the same....Your statement is very ignorant.

  • Mel

    He 50? Well idk but I do know a lot of victims keep stuff like this to themselves out of fear of being ridiculed esp is the molester is someone who is well known or loved. If he is telling the truth I hope he can find some kind of peace now that he let it be known. Good luck to both of them

  • OvertheMississippi

    Wow!! Consider yourself blessed then.

  • SummerBaby

    This sad! My heart goes out to this victim. Hopefully his story helps change legislation in NY.

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    Dude stop it. I want to find resolve, so I'm going to tell this story to anyone who pays to hear it?

  • Dakota H

    I understand he is looking to tell his story which I'm sure is true but all I was saying why is he pushing it in a media for his book to get out and asking for a big sum of money. I could do with the story without him promoting his book or the money was all I was just trying to state in my opinion. I do know what he is going through same sh** happen to me as a kid I was a innocent young lady who was a virgin and it made me more shy, reserved, and quiet. I never told my parents or any family for the fear of shame in me but yes things like this do need to be address in the black community it's usually swept under the rug. I do have flash backs when I'm in the bedroom with my hubby and sometimes I want to do a confrontation to those who took my innocence awayfrom me. But I can't come to terms with it don't know how I might react since I do have anger steaming from those years so I just pray about it. That's why I'm very protective of my kids and talk about issues with them even to my ones who are teens. I don't condone violence but for my kids I would go from classy to very hood in a split second.

  • namedmesunshine

    Have you ever been molested. I was at 10 but i didn't talk about it until i was 20. To this day, everything still feels vivid.

  • Ni Ni

    Welp, it's a youtube video up now. Apparently, there are THREE accusers. I didnt watch it though so i cant give details.

  • namedmesunshine

    The black community will attack the victim. Remember Pastor Eddie Long? His church elevated him and attacked the victims. This is the nature of the black community. Protect our own at all cost even if it hurts us.

  • namedmesunshine

    It shouldn't. Even if he said it at 100

  • namedmesunshine

    His book is his journey. I am a victim of child molestation at age 10. It was a relative. I supressed these feelings until 20. I went for counseling. Before my uncle died, he asked to see me on his death bed. I think he wanted to apologize. I used to do a lot of writing to help me cope. You may judge him but unless you have walked in his shoes, you will never understand. Even after my uncle died, years later I had dreamt he was trying to rape me from his grave. You have no idea how powerful.this stuff is.

  • Tracy Taylor

    True or not.... I definitely agree that there should be no statue of limitations for rape. Often times the perpetrator has done such a mental job on the victim, its hard for them to come forward. Many victims live with agonizing guilt and shame.

  • Dakota H

    I understand all of that and as I posted earlier about the same thing happened to me. For some reason it didn't show up on here but I still have all that anger suppressed up in me. My innocence and youth was taken from me as I was a young virgin female in my early years. It confused me as I didn't know anything about S** at that time. That's why I am always protective of my children b/c I don't won't that to happen to them or anyone else. That's why I always talk about issues with them and I know he is bringing awareness to the issue but would you demand money from your attacker. Just as the Bill Cosby case some of those ladies even though they are victims they are using his name to get money off of him. I think exposing the person is enough like why would someone want to see royalties from it.

  • Scroogwap

    Leave me the heck alone.

  • Hmmm~?

    So, someone points out your inaccuracies in a non-confrontational and neutral way and you tell them to leave you alone. Lol.

  • Yardgirl

    I believe him too? I hope he finds peace??

  • MRiGOThim

    I mean everyone reacts differently maybe he's been holding those tears & that face back for all these years...never know :(

  • morenYAHdelsur

    LOL sure thing!

  • NYTimes#1Bestseller

    I BELIEVE THE VICTIM.

  • NYTimes#1Bestseller

    I was taunted about my weight on a consistent basis as a child and it brings me to tears sometimes. I agree with you 100%.

  • NYTimes#1Bestseller

    Agreed.And some people are so traumatized mentally that they really just freeze up because of the shock of the incident that occurred to them. Then one day, it just hits them hard causing breakdowns.

  • NYTimes#1Bestseller

    Bitch shut up and die.

  • NYTimes#1Bestseller

    UPVOTE ONE ZILLION TIMES!!! Just like incest. People claim that's just something "white people do". Shiiiiiiid........

  • NYTimes#1Bestseller

    I am so sorry that happened to you. I hope you find peace.

  • NYTimes#1Bestseller

    Yep. I always thought his ass was weird.

  • NYTimes#1Bestseller

    DEEP!!!

  • NYTimes#1Bestseller

    I heard that Glynn Turman, the colonel from a different world was also a pedophile. Is it any truth to that? Smmfh

  • ?Patty Kakes?

    I believe him.

  • Tyneshia

    I smell bullshit..dude is only 8 years older than his "victim". I've read they had contact until their early 30's..something is not adding up..

  • PM

    you still fat?

  • That’s Interesting

    8 years older but still met him when he was an adult and the alleged victim was a child. Calling it statutory rape might make some feel better, but he was only 13 when he met Bambaataa. If this is true, I'm glad he is now speaking out.

  • Fendi

    He isn't the only member of the rap community with an affinity for other males and/or children. It's beyond me why people like Bambaataa weren't exposed years ago.

  • Fendi

    NYT:

    I was reading a thread on another site about a well known actor who is reportedly a pedophile.

    I was shocked to learn this about him. Apparently, his ex-wife was sexually abused by her father, a reverend, who impregnated her with her first child.

    This man starred in classic films and a well known Black tv show.

    His activities were reportedly the reason why they divorced.

    Clues: Coolie High and Queen of Soul.

    I was shocked.

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    Thank you for sharing. Peace and blessings to you sweetheart. :hug:

  • che’lint

    15 ... was he gay teen who was molested by an older gay man? Is that his story, because that seem like the truth of the matter.

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    If true he deserves to be exposed

  • NYTimes#1Bestseller

    Yes, I heard about this too. I was wondering though was it factual or just rumor??? If it's true that's terrible. Never know what dark secrets people hold.

  • NYTimes#1Bestseller

    you still ugly?

  • the guest

    I believe him. All the underground DL men in hip hop living dark secret lives, I believe him. I have no doubt they were molesting young boys who looked up to them and wanted to be down with the hip hop culture.

    If a pastor could have anal relations with teenage boys in the church office and if priests could molest altar boys then why is a hip hop dj considered above such moral depravity.

    Watch Beasts of No Nation. Idris Elba's character rapes the little orphaned boy in his army. That happens in real life.

    That's why parents' of sons should NEVER EVER let their minor aged sons use multiple stall men's rooms and NEVER EVER permit friendships with older male children and NEVER EVER blindly trust older male relatives, coaches, or so called community role models.

    And anyone who calls parents "overprotective" is a manipulator and suspect.

  • Obamaanotherterm

    Wow it's not that serious.

  • namedmesunshine

    Thanks

  • PM

    is that pussy phat?

  • product of 79

    You never have a set time to heal... God works in mysterious ways... It's really unfortunate that this has happen to him, hope and pray ? he gets the justice ALL victims deserves.

  • Fendi

    One of his relatives aired him out on social media.

  • product of 79

    I was bullied about my glasses it still fawks with me... I'm wit chu on that boo.

  • Satui Lerne

    I understand what you're saying. My heart goes out to him and I hope he finds some closure, but why does a tell-all book have to be involved? Why does there always have to be something to sell? Why not speak your piece and offer the world your fight to overturn legislation? Why must you try to profit and fuel the skeptics?

  • LipstickANDlace

    It's kinda sad that so many ppl lie about things like this that we side eye the next to talk about what happened to them. And yes this stays with you forever for some ppl. As the time goes by it might not be as painful but it's still there. As a female that went through something similar I trust no one around my child nor do I leave my child alone with whom I don't trust.

  • LeBrick James

    You can just see the pain in that dude's face all these years later.
    I believe him 100 percent.

  • LeBrick James

    True.

    Bill Cosby. Enough said.

  • LeBrick James

    God bless you, my sister.

    Its a shame that there's such a lack of understanding and compassion regarding this issue in our community.

  • Li

    I believe it happened, but why wait 40 years later to talk about it. No journal? Didn't tell anybody? The people who experience these wrongs have got to get it together and start talking to friends and family.

  • 88

    Only the blind white jesus worshiping sheeple believed Eddie Long everyone else with a brain knew he had boy booty on his breath.

  • 88

    You sound like a fool.

  • Entertainment

    This man is not lying I believe him I had evil mess like this happen to me and for years I couldn't open up to any man intimately period if any man came on to me I would cut him off I couldn't be touched by a man period I would have to be the one to initiate any type of physical contact I now can semi open up to men that I'm close to and the fear of men had its grip on me so this stuff can haunt you for a lifetime I'm in my 40's and I still start shaking when I'm alone with men I don't know well I believe this man

  • NYTimes#1Bestseller

    your'e welcome

  • NYTimes#1Bestseller

    Oh wow. Thanks. Wouldn't think he's a perv by looking at him.

  • NYTimes#1Bestseller

    Awww. Im so sorry to hear that. At least you can see though. Kids are so mean.

  • product of 79

    It made me not wear 'em for a while... Ppl think you can jus brush off the lil stuff but it's not that easy. Like the guy that's in the article he probly has some really serious issues due to this.

  • GuestSTAR

    I believe him to and at first I have to admit, I was skeptical, mainly because of his age and coming out about this so publicly now, but it makes sense because it's been eating away at him for all these years as it does many who were abused at such a young age.
    He looks broken and in pain and to some degree I know it has to be humiliating for him. Hope he gets some help, along with closure.

  • GuestSTAR

    That protecting clergy goes all the way back to James Cleveland who preyed on the little boys in his congregation. He ended up with AIDS, adopted a little boy contracted and eventually died of AIDS. Back then church folk didn't believe the whispers and to this day, many still love them some James, think all that pedophilia, molestation talk is just rumor, SMH.
    Those so call church mentorship programs are a breeding ground for church pervs. They love having that special time alone with the little boys or taking little boys away on weekend trips to 'coughs' MENTOR, them.

  • NYTimes#1Bestseller

    I understand. I loss weight but still struggle with many insecurities from the verbal abuse I received.

  • product of 79

    Yea lifes a biotch?

  • fromanotherplanet

    Chile...

  • NYTimes#1Bestseller

    yes, yes it is

  • middleagerant42

    I'm sorry I disagree completely. As a 44yr old sexual abuse survivor there are still moments when I completely break down. And there a moments I can discuss the abuse without emotion. When you are violated as a child it does damage that can last a lifetime.

  • anjanette b

    My mother died and my brothers didn't cry like that good lord. I never in my life saw a grown man cry so intensely especially a 50 yr. old man.oh I forgot my gay guy cousin cry like that. But he was just 8 years older than him. How are u 15 and get molested by a 23 yr, old. People going to have to start taking responsibility for being weak in celebrity lustful.

  • anjanette b

    He was 15 and the other dude was 23.. I can't

  • ?E?E?M?A

    Yes. I have no sympathy for him. Not here for it.

  • ?E?E?M?A

    True but his display of emotion is a bit excessive. He was 15 when it happened. At that age you possess the capability to say no. I wouldn't even call that molestation.

  • ?E?E?M?A

    Fukk you and your rotten pussee dog faced mama for havin you bich

  • ?E?E?M?A

    Being 10 and being 15 are 2 different things. A 15 year has the awareness to tell a 23 yo na man I ain't gay. Molestation is usually with a powerless child and an adult. At 25 you are almost an adult. Not here for it.

  • ?E?E?M?A

    Perhaps you don't know what karma is. Me having an opinion that differs from yours does not generate bad karma. Do you know where the idea of karma comes from? Buddhism- which from your above reply I'm sure you know nothing about. How dare you tell me on a blog where we are here to express ideas that I'm going to reap anything back you fukking piece of Sh!t.

  • ?E?E?M?A

    You need to stop replying to ALL MY FUKKING COMMENTS SCUMBAG!!!

  • ?E?E?M?A

    Well you're a wimp then.

  • Stan4NoOne

    Get these monsters! I deeply despise those that prey on children.

  • Mssugamoma

    Oh so you know about it?? Foh wit your ? ?!

  • Jai Sunshine

    actually he did talk to people about it. Told his ex wife and when she moved on her significant other taunted him about it

  • Scroogwap

    Jesus ain't have nothing to do with Eddie Long you blaspheming demon

  • Scroogwap

    I don't conversate with scammers.

  • SouljaSociety

    He's lying... Bambata would never do that.

  • ???

    This isn't the first time dude has been accused . Allegedly he got stabbed by one of the boys he tried to abuse . Rumor in them NY streets is that he likes them young and he would slip some date rape drug in their drinks. People apparently have known about these allegations for YEARS but are reluctant to speak on it for fear that it would give hip hop a black eye and tarnish it's legacy.

  • Charallday

    Yeah Glynn turman and aretha I was trying to find the fb page but couldn't find it

  • Fendi

    Go to MTO. The relative's info is posted there. I'm still floored.

  • lovelygamour

    Some groups belive that using the younger ones install fear and loyalty. I belive this man. He didnt mention an+ al, in the article so I can see this happening. To all the people making fun of him, just because he said no does mean it cant happen. Im almost 6ft tall and some people make me feel trapt. He was a kid and looked skinny. He didnt know what to do. It didnt go on for long because he broke off contact. I hope he gets some peace.
    I dont think the laws should be changed because its to easy to accuse someone. You see all the hookers that came after bill cosby. The accused has the right to a fair trial and he said she said aint right.

  • lovelygamour

    Yes. All bombaat had to do was say he is lying. Those kids wouldve believed him. Especial back then. Who wouldve thought that he was coming at lil teens like that. People watched out for the girls.

  • lovelygamour

    It was a different time back then. The article mention oral and back then that wasnt a crime. People didnt look after boys. His father wouldve had to do something but considering thay were a gang what could the dad do. In 2016 you have more options.

  • lovelygamour

    Does your profile pic mean your a fan of bishop long?

  • lovelygamour

    I heard he also had a secret daughter that didnt come out until they were dividing his estate.
    These people that go along with these molesters I think they just like having something on the prep. Like " I can neutralize him at any time".

  • lovelygamour

    The article said it wasnt intercourse, happened 5 times, and the victim cut contact and thats how it ended. His atory seems possible. Read the article sandra linked it.

  • lovelygamour

    Its good that allegy victims speak so others can be on guard.

  • lovelygamour

    Some of the people sticking up for him sound like a pr firm.

  • Noelle

    What's disgusting to me is that so far, only three men have accused him of sexual assault and those men have already received an outpouring of support and encouragement. Bambaataa is already being called guilty by members of the Zulu Nation.

    But over 50 women accused Cosby and somehow, they're ALL lying...

    Misogyny is real.

  • Tanya

    I'm saddened because I know both the victim and the accused personally. This article had me in tears this morning. These are both real people. I applaud the victim Ronald for his courage. We went to school together. I was actually touched and harassed by a teacher of ours and at 49 I have held it. I've always felt guilty for that. So I do understand. Believe me, it's still fresh in my mind and I can still feel it as if I was sitting there in his office. We shouldn't speak about what we don't know with such harsh judgment.

  • https://twitter.com/Chicagowise Chicagowise

    You're applauding Ronald and yet, you have no idea if he's lying?

  • Amel

    You don't know what you're talking about.

  • Amel

    Shut up

  • Amel

    You laughing at someone being sexually abused as child.. yeah karma sees you.

  • Renee26

    Society fails to realize that sexual abuse involving male victims abused by males will often go unreported. This man was a 15yr old boy when he allegedly was victimized, how many 15yr old boys would openly admit to being exposed to homosexual behaviors?? It doesn't change the fact that it happens and ruins lives. He said he doesn't want money, he wants that man to acknowledge what he did was wrong. I am betting that other victims will soon come forth.

  • Renee26

    Call it rape then...it happens. A big man like that could easily over power a frail 15 yr old boy. The word NO doesn't stop sexual abuse from happening. If that was the case sexual assault wouldn't even exist.

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    Even if people shrug this off as no big deal because it occurred (allegedly) between a 23 y/o and a 15 y/o (as if the 15 y/o consented), I doubt many would have the same reaction to a 20 y/o "grooming" a 12 y/o.

  • Tanya

    Absolutely, as I stated. I personally know both the victim and the Accuser. I have my reasons that I choose not to disclose on social media. Only wanted to speak out for people just like me. His reactions are textbook.

  • Renee26

    He's always looked like a Chester Chester to me...creepy looking

  • https://twitter.com/Chicagowise Chicagowise

    Unless you were there when the deed was done, you have no idea what happened.

  • kco0l;s ChocolateBox

    I believe him and he was a cute innocent looking little boy....

  • A-way29

    This seems to be the norm in most industries. Imagine the stories that most took to the grave...this could be true or not. Time will tell

  • nucynu25

    Omg that's horrible , if this was known why was he able to adopt ?

  • GuestSTAR

    Back then James Cleveland was able to adopt because of who he was at the time.
    Just RECENTLY it was in the news some guy in Jersey was fostering kids, mainly boys and had been sexually abusing them for years. If I'm not mistaken it was even reported years ago, but they still allowed him to take in kids.

  • Baron

    I can only imagine the psychological affect this type of abuse would have on a person. It's truly despicable.

  • ?E?E?M?A

    You're an idiot.

  • ?E?E?M?A

    Stop replying to my comments azzhole. If you don't like what I'm writing go fukk yourself and stop reading. How dumb is it to search out my comments and keep replying.

  • nucynu25

    I hate when kids are abused ...dick fuks ...I am a little young so I never heard if James Clevand ..heads to Google

  • YES I SAID IT…

    I'm not saying dude is lying bcuz his body language speaks high volume that something happened to him and that someone had violated him but my thing is, when u cut school u normally cut school with your friends, not cut school and go to some dude house. Anyway all I know is, a lot of kids are not that bright and bcuz their parents are not giving them the talk or they are too busy doing their own thing that predators knows which children to prey on. All I know is I hope this man find peace in his heart so that he can at least try to have a healthy successful relationship bcuz being raped or taken advantage of can really do some damage to the body, mind, and soul

  • Emily post

    As many gay men running around here and people dont believe a lot of these guys have been molested and played with. We know there is a lot of molestation with zero punishment. It has and continues to destroy lives. The Failure of communities to protect children from sexual dysfunctional people is inhumane. Sexual abuse goes silent is pacified, and people who have been harmed act out in all kinds of ways.

  • imchillin

    So what! Everyone is different.

  • LeBrick James

    Single mothers with boys need to be real careful with that. A lot of these predators will pretend to be into the women, and then use that as an opening to start abusing the woman's sons.

    I've heard of that happening too many times.

  • RAE23

    Everyone is different though! THERE IS NO APPROPRIATE WAY TO REACT TO CHILD MOLESTATION! I think it's harder for boys and men to admit such abuse! Some are truly traumatized for life from such abuse. Others are blessed to deal with it in a more positive way. Many, not so much! I truly believe that we would be shocked and appalled to know how many sexual predators and victims are out there!

  • Emily post

    True single mothers but Mothers period need to be careful with their children.
    People prey on poverty , desperation.. weak family structures. So many mental illnesses go unchecked, sexual dysfunction is normal for some people. We live in a culture that confuses sexual dysfunction as liberation and its dangerous.

  • mela.reign77

    This kind of thing happens all the time and it's so sad. My hurt goes out to him and pray that he's able to heal of the horrific act.

  • Miany

    *hugs* I hope you find peace and strength to confront your victims. Judging by your desire to 'sometimes confront them' it seems you are close to getting there. I completely agree we need to do more to let child victims know that it is never their fault. No matter what the child could have done, if the adult was not looking to participate, trust it would never work.... so I think we should generally emphasize the fact that the victim is never at fault

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    just like now, you got folks tryna pay the man to be quiet! if that's not an admission.... *trails off* https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/5a16feb7886870b58e876a7ffc6b264e7419e743bb55ec579123b82d4a427799.gif

  • HOPoutWITthaThiccnez

    I cry all the time thinking about How My mom never paid for me to go to prom, or paid for my senior picture or anything, but when both of my younger sisters were seniors she bought prom tickets, class rings, senior picture, grad night tickets and went far and beyond to make them happy, I cry... Hell yes the past still bothers me about this..

  • ???

    100% AGREED ! !

  • Miss Thang

    I understand this so much right now. I was molested and abused by my stepfather. Now my 12 year old niece is upset about her mom remarrying and my mom had the nerve to talk about how she felt so bad for her and "she's so unhappy." I love my niece and I feel compassion and empathy for her, but it really burned me up when my mom said those things without realizing that I needed compassion too.

  • HOPoutWITthaThiccnez

    Sad very sad. Well if it makes you feel better I truly understand and I sympathize with you, My God Comfort your heart he remind your mom that the key point is that (A daughter’s need for her mother’s love)

  • 88

    Jesus? you mean Zeus?

  • ?E?E?M?A

    Ok well that's my opinion!! You're not going to change it. Why reply ????!!??

  • ?E?E?M?A

    Thanks for sharing.

  • Scroogwap

    No , I mean the button I'm gonna use to report you if you don't leave me the hell alone!

  • RAE23

    Wow...you're entitled to your opinion just as I am entitled to reply! JEEZ!

  • Miss Thang

    There is such a thing as punitive damages for a reason. Maybe the victims need counseling therapy and medication cost money. Also, people have always written and sold autobiographies. Everyone is entitled to tell their own life story, whether they were sbused or not.

  • Tanya

    Well this is not about me so I will let you have your opinion and I will have mine. Mine just comes with more insight....

  • Tanya

    Well this is not about me so I will let you have your opinion and I will have mine. Mine just comes with more insight....

  • I cAll ThE sHoTs…

    Sorry, but I knew about this growing up in the Bx. He has as many victims as Bill Cosby.

  • hotcocoa2

    Chile...if only they had the internet back then!! That was some good tea. I'm 26 so I've never heard of this but it is very interesting!

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    I'm listening ...go on....

  • Auditor

    Sorry to hear that your mom was not comforting. I feel you...

  • Auditor

    Agreed...I never chose a side for Pill BUT I said he deserved it for being an adulterer...

  • Auditor

    Sorry to hear that... Blessings

  • Entertainment

    Thank you blessings to you too

  • Tanya
  • stanley

    awwww

  • Lolalao

    Some ppl hide it better than others.

  • Lolalao

    If it's true, we all know he's not the only one. Most men will try to hide it ..I hate pedophiles! They've destroyed so many ppl..

  • TexasMocha

    Wow hope it never happens to you or a loved one

  • TexasMocha

    U r so right. My daughter is a talented actress, but I wouldn't dare allow her to become a child actress. It's far too dangerous. Hard enough to worry about regular pedophiles that don't have all access to her. Too many kid stars are suicidal, gay or on drugs from abuse as a child. No offense please to anyone.

  • tawnysdesire

    I know this dude. He lived on my block back in the 90s and I couldn't understand for the life of me why he chilled with young girls.
    And another dude told me about Bam when I was like 18
    "I came to get something from Bam and there was a boy in his bed"

  • http://www.mylifeinlame.com/?m=1 Kimberly

    I believe it too. Bambaataa did it.

  • ?E?E?M?A

    Why are you concerned with what happens to me and my family? Worry about your fvckin self. I have a right to say what I want to say whether you agree with it or not. Go Fvck yourself

  • Ant Hill

    Bia go on with that...Bill Cosby has 0 victims.

  • Ant Hill

    Bia, Bill Cosby ain't rap nan woman...Misogyny is real because a man is the dominant gender..no matter how much dyking and lgbt yall try to do what won't change. Carry on.

  • Ant Hill

    Are you really that stupid?

  • Ant Hill

    LOL...man what did y'all do before the Internet? Miss get off SR and go see a therapist.

  • ???

    Well these allegations go as far back as 35 years. I read that even one member of the Zulu Nation caught him taking inappropriate pic of an underage boy. Just as recent as five or six years ago he was seen hanging out with underage boys. People would refer back to the fact that this 58 year old single man was keeping the company of young Latino boys (when he was old enough to be their grandfather)and speculate .

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    what?! that's sick!
    so this dude been a closet pedo for 35 years, yet Mr. Cee can't stay out the news for a little bit of consensual man love. the game is so messed up, smh. I'm surprised some of the victims haven't rebelled or come back to get him once they became adults!

  • Kim

    Two other guys have come forward.I believe them, it's very unlikely a man is going to lie about being sexually abused by a man.One of the guys talked about how it's difficult for him to have a normal s#xual relationship with his wife because of the flashbacks.He also said Bam's fellow group members were aware of the abuse even back then.

  • Kim

    Two more guys have come forward.

  • ???

    Did you notice how quick the Zulu Nation was to offer up money? My guess is that some were paid off but yea that one dude did cut him...allegedly . I believe before it's all said and done we'll be hearing from more of other victims.

  • smartchickfl

    I'm sorry that happened to you. Some people are so insensitive and it's a damn shame.

  • Queen of the Harpies

    Darling, 15 is a child. Are you slow?

  • Traceyindamiddle

    EVERY TIME YOU SEE A BLACK MAN BEING EXPOSED LOOK IN THE REAL NEWS TO SEE WHAT THEY REALLY REALLY DONT WANT YOU TO PAY ATTENTION TOO!! LIKE THE EX SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE THAT WAS STEALING MILLIONS OF $$ TO PAY HIS HILD VICTIMS HUSH $$!!! YOU DON'T SEE THAT BEING TELEVISED HUH....ISNT THEY THE ONES THAT CREATE THE STATUE OF LIMITS OF THE SEX/RAPE CASES LIMITING IT TOO THE AGE OF 23!!! I SAY THEY SHOULD OVER TURN ANY AND EVERY THING HE EVER SAT ON TO APPROVE!!

  • ?E?E?M?A

    In Massachusetts 16 is legal age fr consensual sex. Are you fvcking slow? At 11 in the Middle East kids are married off. Don't come to me with some bullchit about a 15 year old not being able to say no to se X. When I was 15 I was a sophomore in high school and everybody was having se X. Let's not act like the man couldn't tell somebody. Don't wait 35 years and now you want to smear this man's name. Not buying it.

  • Nope

    You're disgusting.
    The end.

  • Nope

    CELEBRITY LUSTFUL??

    Do you even have ONE brain cell in that head of yours??? Have you encountered a 15 year old in the last decade?? He was a CHILD! Who was raped by one of his idols. I cannot believe how idiotic you people are in this thread.

  • Nope

    Please go and read a book. Your ignorance is embarrassing.

  • Nope

    This is why black men do not report their sexual assaults because idiots like you immediately question their sexuality. Being FORCED to engage in a sexual act does not determine your sexuality. How many times has a lesbian been raped by a man? Shut your shit all the way up.

  • Nope

    This made no sense.

  • Nope

    Way to derail the conversation.

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    exactly! that pay-off attempt is a clear admission of guilt, in my opinion. smh, this is like those catholic church leaders covering for those pedo priests... a conspiracy of silence to shield a predator... this is shameful!

  • https://twitter.com/Chicagowise Chicagowise

    Logic often derails nonsense.

  • ???

    RWS had a post yesterday about another victim. Go look. I didn't watch the vid myself..I just can't with this type of chit. Makes my blood boil!?

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    HELL NO. He's forever a clown to me.

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    I'll go read what's on rws, but, like you, I can't do the video (thanks)

  • anjanette b

    Thats why God said don't have idols -they may molested the hell outta ur a$$. Sue him, slap him, shoot him down in the street like the dog he is but please stop with the uncontrollable crying. He was 8 years older than him for god sakes. He still weak as hell grow some balls.

  • ???

    You're welcome.

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    chile, i read his statement on RWS:
    "I, Afrika Bambaataa, want to take this opportunity at the advice of my legal
    counsel to personally deny any and all allegations of any type of sexual
    molestation of anyone."
    .......................................................................
    now you tell me, why would an innocent man need an attorney to advise him to claim he DIDN'T do a thing????????? that statement, to me, reads like he's denying the molestation, but what's missing is that he did NOT deny any sexual "contact" (which leaves it open to interpretation that maybe it was consensual)... however, he never stated plainly that the allegations were a lie.
    word games and lies of omission... smh.

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    chile, i read his statement on RWS:
    "I, Afrika Bambaataa, want to take this opportunity at the advice of my legal
    counsel to personally deny any and all allegations of any type of sexual
    molestation of anyone."
    .......................................................................
    now you tell me, why would an innocent man need an attorney to advise him to claim he DIDN'T do a thing????????? that statement, to me, reads like he's denying the molestation, but what's missing is that he did NOT deny any sexual "contact" (which leaves it open to interpretation that maybe it was consensual)... however, he never stated plainly that the allegations were a lie.
    word games and lies of omission... smh.

  • ???

    Yea I saw that. I went over there yesterday and saw another guy coming forward . It's lookin like the Zulu Nation was in on this mess too. Man I can't with these weirdos. Back in the day OMG those dude's music was the absolute bizness but you never really saw them. When I finally did get a visual girl them feathers and leather and dark shades hiding their eyes all the time ( not like Kool Moe Dee hiding them cause he looked GOOD) I felt something about them was strange. I was young a partying to the beat so I didn't trip but it never quite left my spirit. NOW I get it..WICKED ! Them Grandmaster Flash dude's too...idk

  • ???

    Yea that word play is tricky. He ain't fooling nobody. Even if it was consentual girl I'm still NOT cool with that misrepresentation..nope!

  • Dakota H

    ? Thanks so much Miany and how they put obesity and other things out in the media they need to bring more awareness about this topic also.

  • Dakota H

    Thanks and yes but some people on here didn't quite understand my point. But you said it just right but it's always people trying to make a quick buck off their situation which is sad and taking from the point of bring awareness

  • che’lint

    Thanks maybe tomorrow

  • TexasMocha

    Who said I was worried??? U r cold hearted & karma will bite u in the arse. Nothing changes that?

  • TexasMocha

    Who said I was worried??? U r cold hearted & karma will bite u in the arse. Nothing changes that?

  • ?E?E?M?A

    Karma DEEZNUTZ !!!

  • LaQueefa

    Smell the wind I blow from my anus my sistah

  • TexasMocha

    It will???

  • wshh administration

    Haha

  • wshh administration

    Lol

  • wshh administration

    Troll

  • wshh administration

    Ur troll game is meh

  • wshh administration

    Afrika bambaata u need yo azz beat

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    "feathers and leather" ....gosh that tickled me in a deep & ignorant way, LOL! ROFL!!!!!
    chile, not Grandmaster Flash and the Furious! *goes on to glory w/Elizabeth* https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/615d380290005c75f2b73b61063d678adb00cb683258e4273a2f5c12b8d5723d.gif

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today
  • ???

    Lmao..you know his gear was "different". Imma keep you posted Nanc. I'd I hear anything else interesting I'll hit you up. ?

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    Thanks hun!

  • ???

    No problem. Look..another dude came forward but we could probably go on and on with that so if something different or interesting comes up THEN I'll get back...cool?

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    That's cool and I appreciate you updating me! Hopefully, if any of these allegations prove to be true, law enforcement will get involved and this predator (alleged) will have to answer for his misdeeds.

  • ???

    Hey Nan..speaking of allegations proving to be true yesterday a rep from the Zulu Nation did say that he can't confirm whether AB is a child molester but he does "think" he's a homosexual. I know that doesn't necessarily signify a correlation but it does show that somebody from his camp is speaking out about his personal life.

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    chile, if they readily offering that he's homosexual, then that sounds like they've 'settled' on confessing the lesser of two evils.
    disclaimer: I'm not saying that being homosexual is evil. I'm saying that, within the context of these allegations, they seem to be, again, trying to set up a "consensual" defense because the "contact" can't be covered up much longer, jmo...
    thanks hun!

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    chile, if they readily offering that he's homosexual, then that sounds like they've 'settled' on confessing the lesser of two evils.
    disclaimer: I'm not saying that being homosexual is evil. I'm saying that, within the context of these allegations, they seem to be, again, trying to set up a "consensual" defense because the "contact" can't be covered up much longer, jmo...
    thanks hun!

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    chile, if they readily offering that he's homosexual, then that sounds like they've 'settled' on confessing the lesser of two evils.
    disclaimer: I'm not saying that being homosexual is evil. I'm saying that, within the context of these allegations, they seem to be, again, trying to set up a "consensual" defense because the "contact" can't be covered up much longer, jmo...
    thanks hun!

  • ???

    Nah you're right and it was thinking the same..just trying to be politically correct because I know being a homosexual doesn't equate being a pedophile but GIRLS you should have seen them people on that board. I was like but if you molest boys and you're a man then then you're a
    HOMOSEXUAL pedo. I was like?I was confused!

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    I think he's trying to set the stage to "come out" and THEN he'll say they were all old enough to consent

  • the guest

    Zulu Nation has some devious undercurrents. I'm not surprised at these charges of child molestation against the leader. There have been many stories about the abuse of women by men in the Zulu Nation. They used intimidation to shut down the women abused. They will intimidate this man and any other who were molested. Bambataa's certainly not the only culprit.