Rapper Tyga accused of having 'inappropraite conversations' with underage model
Rapper Tyga is again at the forefront of a controversy relating to his alleged inappropriate involvement with underage girls.
This time, the controversy is sparked an article published in Ok! Magazine which suggests that the rapper had a sexual relationship with 14-year-old Molly O'Malia, an aspiring singer and model.
But O'Malia has denied these statements, accusing the ‘Rack City’ rapper of engaging her in what she deems ‘uncomfortable’ conversations online.
In a press conference yesterday, accompanied by high profile lawyer, Gloria Allred, a tearful O’Maila said, “The truth is that Tyga contacted me first. He direct messaged me on Instagram. I knew who he was but I was surprised that he was contacting me. I thought that it could possibly be about my music, but he did not mention that in his initial communication with me. I thought that was strange, but I was thinking he would bring that up in his next message to me. However, he didn't mention it in the next message."
She went on, “I began to feel uncomfortable when he asked me to FaceTime with him... but I did not do it because of my discomfort with why he wanted to communicate with me I quickly stopped responding to him."
Tyga’s manager Anthony Martini told another tabloid TMZ that the artiste only reached out to O’Maila to discuss signing her to his record label and claims Molly told Tyga she was seventeen.
In the press conference, O’Maila dismissed suggestions that her statement might be a publicity stunt, claiming she is speaking out, "because I don't want what happened to me to happen to any other young girls."
But many social media users seem sympathetic towrds Tyga, as they claim that O'Malia does not look like the average 14-year-old.
"This is the 14 year old girl Tyga was DMing on Instagram...SHE DONT LOOK 14!! I would have slid in her DMs too," one female user said on Twitter.
"These chicks tryna trick Tyga, she looks like 41 and not 14," another user said.
"Bruh... I feel sorry for Tyga me, that girl he DM'd doesn't look 14 at all. She looks 18+ easily!" another user said
"This woman looks like she can buy drinks without getting carded I don't blame Tyga smh."
"How is she 14 She looks 20 at most You can't blame Tyga."
O’Maila’s lawyer, Allred, is also demanding an apology from Ok! magazine while accusing the tabloid of misrepresenting the situation. Allred said OK! Magazine made it appear that Molly, a 14-year-old aspiring model and singer, was consensually texting with Tyga
Tyga, 26, is reality star Kylie Jenner’s boyfriend. A whirlwind of controversy has surrounded their relationship because Kylie, now 18, was underage at the time she started dating Tyga.