Rapper Tyga has caused quite a stir ever since he started hooking up with Kylie Jenner, and the troubling headlines keep on coming. Tyga has recently caught attention for texting 14-year-old model Molly O’Malia.
On Monday, O’Malia, who is an aspiring singer as well as a model, held a press conference, where she claims that Tyga sent her “uncomfortable” messages on Instagram. O’Malia held the press conference with Gloria Allred, her lawyer, following tabloid publications suggesting that she and Tyga were having a sexual relationship. O’Malia said that those claims are completely false, explaining that her interactions with the rapper were only on social media. According to her, once he wanted to meet her in person, Molly felt too uncomfortable and stopped communicating with him.
Tyga’s manager, Anthony Martini, reportedly told TMZ that Tyga, 26, was simply reaching out to O’Malia to discuss her interest in music and possibly sign her to his record label. In addition to that, Tyga was under the impression that O’Malia was 17-years-old at the time.
“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,” O’Malia said in a statement. “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.”
Apparently, Tyga’s management team learned that Molly had an online following because of her music. Tyga thought it would be a good idea to bring her onto his record label, Last Kings Records, to work on a project.
Hey, Tyga! If you want to find out if a 14 year old can sing – call her mom.
— Jen Kirkman (@JenKirkman) January 6, 2016
“I began to feel uncomfortable when he asked me to FaceTime with him,” Molly continued. “He asked me to FaceTime 3 times, but I did not do it. Because of my discomfort with why he wanted to communicate with me I quickly stopped responding to him. It’s crazy how so much can come out of nothing.”
TMZ obtained photos of a text conversation between the two, which revealed that Molly told Tyga she was “only 17” when he asked how old she was. Tyga seemed to be surprised by that, replying “whoa,” and Molly responded, “haha yeah most people think I’m older.”
The only bit of evidence missing are the alleged Instagram messages Molly says Tyga sent her. The screenshots obtained by TMZ only seem to show conversation via regular text message. But during the press conference, O’Malia said that the reason she came forward this week was “because I don’t want what happened to me to happen to any other young girl.”
Molly’s mother, Anne Lowry O’Malia, also shamed OK! Magazine for “falsely insinuating that there was an inappropriate sexually suggestive relationship going on between Tyga and Molly.”
This situation will not turn out good for Tyga either way, and this is not the first time he has made headlines for interacting with an underage girl. Tyga first started talking to Kylie Jenner when she was only 17-years-old, igniting claims that the two were engaging in a sexual relationship. However, Tyga denied those claims and said they were just friends. As soon as Kylie turned 18, the two had no problem showcasing their affection for one another on social media.
Blac Chyna, who used to date Tyga, is not at all surprised by what she is reading in the headlines in regards to Tyga.
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