Hip-Hop Legend Afrika Bambaataa Sex Trafficked 12-Year-Old Boy: Lawsuit

Neilson Barnard/Getty for David YurmanSexual misconduct accusations have swirled around hip-hop legend Afrika Bambaataa for years. Now a bombshell lawsuit alleges that the musician engaged in trafficking a 12-year-old boy in the 1990s while also sexually grooming and abusing the child.Metropolis newspaper was the first to report on the lawsuit, which became public this week.Afrika Bambaataa, whose legal name is Lance Taylor, helped pioneer the rap and hip-hop genres during the 1980s. He created the Zulu Nation as a cultural awareness group of like-minded artists and musicians. Originally made up of members from the Black Spades, a New York gang, the group began to experiment with scratching, mixing, and DJing during house parties. Their hip-hop movement caught on and grew.Read more at The Daily Beast.Got a tip? Send it to The Daily Beast here
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