Afrika Bambaataa has been in the news as of late, in a rather negative light, after Zulu Nation member Ronald “Bee-Stinger” Savage accused Bambaataa of sexually abusing him when he was a teen. The hip-hop pioneer has now spoken out in an official statement given to Rolling Stone. In the statement, he calls the allegations “baseless” and an attempt to try to tarnish his legacy.
Read the official statement, via Rolling Stone, below.
“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. These allegations are baseless and are a cowardly attempt to tarnish my reputation and legacy in hip-hop at this time. This negligent attack on my character will not stop me from continuing my battle and standing up against the violence in our communities, the violence in the nation and the violence worldwide.”