Monday, April 11, 2016

Afrika Bambaataa Accused of Child Molestation


Ron Savage, a Judicial Delegate in the 12th Judicial District in the Bronx, accuses Hip Hop pioneer Afrika Bambaataa of sexually molesting him as a teen...

From NY Daily News
Ronald Savage was just a kid thrilled to be part of the burgeoning Bronx hip-hop scene when he met Bambaataa, whose 1982 hit “Planet Rock” helped turn rap into a global phenomenon. But the thrill of hanging out with the influential artist evaporated quickly, Savage says, when Bambaataa sexually abused him in 1980, inflicting deep emotional wounds that continue to torture him to this day.
The former music industry executive and author says he struggled privately with intimacy and struggled with suicidal thoughts for decades from the abuse that occurred when he was 15 years old, but he broke his silence in recent weeks with the release of a self-published memoir entitled “Impulse Urges and Fantasies” that includes the explosive Bambaataa allegations as well as a YouTube interview with urban radio veteran “Star” that has rocked the hip-hop world.

22 comments:

Anonymous said...

I believe the kid. Everything on this earth recycles itself. Yall claiming folks all of a sudden are gei, when people where back then, it was just smoke and mirrors.

Anonymous said...

That's sad.

Anonymous said...

@8:44

OK but who said Bambataa was gay? He was probably molested himself. Gay doesnt equal pedophile smh

Anonymous said...

So closet homo's in rap have always existed as long as rap music...Damn shame. Nothing is sacred with man.

Anonymous said...

@8:44

Your statement is the reason "homophobia" was invented. Got folks thinking gays gon' molest they kids smh

Anonymous said...

@8:55

Gays have been around since before the bible idiot.

Anonymous said...

@9:00am
Are you one of them?

Anonymous said...

Lies and Stunts from a Stunt Queen!!

Anonymous said...

@9:02

No but your daddy could have been. Ask him.

Anonymous said...

I feel bad for him. where was his father growing up? at 14 or 15 years of age when does it occur to you that if a grown ass man comes in the room jerking off or just comes in the room period with his dick out, When is that an indicator for you to bolt out the door? I guess everyone is different but at 11 or 12 years old I knew what a pervert was.

Anonymous said...

@9:32

The blame should all be on the molester don't blame the kid.

Anonymous said...

@9:32 I didn't know what a perz was (spelled wrong on purpose), but I knew right from wrong. I'm sad you were exposed to that word and people.

@8:52 so a man that "gets" with other boys with their clothes off is hetero?! Word thats new for me in 2016.

8:57 so the greeks who been gettin down with the get down invented homophobia? I think you read the first statement wrong.

Anonymous said...

@9:43

A man that "gets" with young boys is a PEDOPHILE. Not homosexual.

Anonymous said...

@9:43 - you're either the Molestor or the molestee. They switch people's words around which is what you are doing. SMDFH.

Anonymous said...

Bam has been known for destroying young bootys for decades. Stay in school kids.

Anonymous said...

@9:32 right... either it was inappropriate and you fight your way out of it or you're interested and you go along with it.

Anonymous said...

I feel for this man. People are not allowed to just do what feels good to them. The mind is a powerful tool or weapon. Whatever happened to morals, virtue, honor, integrity??? Children are to be watched, schooled on pervs & protected until they can protect themselves. Sad sorry. Keep your head up man

Anonymous said...

Sad...im sure this guy wasn't the only one bam-booti molested.

Anonymous said...

Most male pedophiles who molest boys are gay.
Most gay men were molested by men.

There is a cycle that exist.

Anonymous said...

What's even sadder is back then when boys were taken advantage of by another man, they were expected by their own families to keep quiet and act as if this never happened. The family worried more about their reputation than the actual molestation. Back then having the word "gay" attached to any man's name (true or not) could bring about some serious problems, more than what it would today's more tolerant, understanding, educated society.

Anonymous said...

@12:43

Do you know most gay men? Or are you talking out of your azz?

Anonymous said...

This is a great example of why celebrities shouldn't be worshiped and praised as though they are gods and can walk on water. Most of us don't know what really happens behind their closed doors or the true personality that truly exist in your favorite "celebrity".

I'm from the old school and me and my peers always had respect for Bam's music and movement. There were no Bey-hives, Navy, Monsters, etc... where the worship of these celebs goes beyond understanding.

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