Bambaataa spoke on the sexual abuse allegations for the first time in an interview with "The Ed Lover Show."
Over the course of the past month, four men have accused Afrika Bambaataa of molesting them in the late '70s and early '80s when they were minors. Bambaataa and his legal counsel vehemently denied the "cowardly" allegations in a lengthy written statement released to Rolling Stone. Bambaataa recently called in to "The Ed Lover Show" for his first interview since the allegations arose at the end of March.
“This is false allegations that’s being put against me," he said. "A lot of lies, and it could be me today and you tomorrow. I completely deny all types of accusations. You need to ask the question... what is the hidden agenda behind this?"
Bambaataa pointed to his active humanitarian projects and expressed concern that the allegations will negatively impact the programs the Zulu Nation is attempting to implement across the globe. "My record speaks for itself," he said.
He told his interviewers that he considering filing a countersuit against his accusers and described their claims as "sensationalism just to gain publicity.” The first man to accuse Bambaataa of sexual abuse, Ronald Savage, details the alleged assault in his new memoir "Impulse, Urges and Fantasies."
Bambaataa denies having ever met Savage or any of the other three accusers. Listen to the full interview below.