According to a confirmed report from Chicago’s Metropolis Newspaper, Afrika Bambaataa and the Zulu Nation are being sued for allegedly prostituting and sex trafficking a 12-year-old boy to older men over the course of four years.

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The victim, who is only being identified as John Doe, accused Bambaataa, the founder and former leader of the legendary Zulu Nation, of sexually abusing him after inviting him to his apartment to work out back in the early 90s. Doe claims that Bambaataa, whose real name is Lance Taylor, would touch his shoulders, biceps and abdomen before eventually touching Doe’s genitals. Doe alleges that this abuse continued for years and even claims that he was forced to have sex with johns in the Zulu Nation’s Headquarters and Bambaataa’s apartment.

The Zulu Nation released a statement, saying, “Nothing has changed since 2016 when these decades ago accusations first surfaced. This is a personal matter for Afrika Bambaataa and his lawyers to deal with and has absolutely nothing to do with the 10 year long UZN-DOCA mission, programs and projects which continue in the revolutionary legacy of both The Black Panther Party & The Young Lords Party to ‘Serve The People, Body & Soul.'”


Back in 2016, similar claims were made against Bambaataa when a man claimed that when he was 15 years old, Bambaataa sexually abused him, which was quickly followed up by claims from three more men. The AZN forced Bambaataa to step down from his leadership role following the 2016 accusatons.

Bambaataa has been accused of assault, civil battery, intentional infliction of emotional distress, negligent infliction of emotional distress, and gross negligence. will update this story as more details develop.