UPDATE: Afrika Bambaataa appeared on Ed Lover’s radio show last week to outright deny the multiple sexual abuse accusations against him. Listen to the interview below:
Ronald Savage accused Afrika Bambaataa of molesting him as a teenager at the end of March. This weekend, three more men have found the bravery to step out against Bambaataa in an exclusive interview with the New York Daily News.
“He had the most fun house in the world,” Hassan Campbell told the Daily News of Bambaataa’s house when he was a teenager. “There were celebrities there, musicians, neighborhood heroes. It was the best place to be—and the worst place to be.” Campbell was only 12 when Bambaatta supposedly abused him.
Campbell had posted a video confession seven months ago, but took it down when Bambaataa and the Zulu Nation agreed to meet him. Bambaataa allegedly told Campbell that he would seek help for his perversion and open a center for abused boys. “He never did any of those things,” Campbell continued. “He’s a manipulator and a liar. He’s just waiting for this chaos to blow over so he can go back to his dark, dingy hole and go back to his old ways. He needs to put down the candy and let the little boys go.”
Two other men, one who wished to remain anonymous and another named “Troy,” also spoke briefly on their interactions with the Zulu Nation founder. “I know what Ronald Savage is saying is true because he did it to me,” the now 50-year-old New York said. “I have never spoken to anybody about this, and when I did, I said ‘Holy [s–t], they finally caught up to him.'”
“I still have a lot of anger about this,” Troy said of his experience and the case at large. “I’ve been dealing with this for years. It’s a shame this didn’t come out earlier.”