*In a now-deleted video posted on social media, Malik Yoba appeared to fire back at claims that he had sexual relations with transgender sex workers in the ’90s.
After Malik revealed he’s a straight man who is “trans attracted,” one woman came forward to claim the actor paid her for sex while she was a trans teenager, NewsOne reports.
“NYs Child Sex Abuse law means Malik will have to face the music. Sorry to burst a lot of folks bubbles,” Mariah Lopez Ebony wrote in a Facebook post on Sunday. Ebony claims Yoba used to drive around New York City’s Meatpacking district looking for sex workers who were Black trans girls.
“You always remember celebrity clients. It’s like time slows down. You remember every detail, Blood pounding. He was cute, and polite, don’t get me wrong. But I’m sure he knew what he was doing, was Wrong…..” She recalled. “What Malik paid me to do, as a 13 and 16 year old, wasn’t love. His ignoring that I was clearly a child prostitute, wasn’t love.”
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Ebony went on to allege that the actor begged for unprotected sex.
“Where was his LOOOOOOOOVVVVEEE for Trans women over the last 20 years? Where are his Trans girlfriends? Something tells me I’m not the only one who got some dirt on this individual and, something also tells me that he didn’t just up-and-decide to ‘come out’, he was pushed. Careful not to make a fool of yourself supporting him and his message. I am sure I am not the only trans person who was a minor when Malik Yoba first “loved” them,” she continued.
In a now-deleted video, the “Empire” star responded to the claims by rapping: “How quickly people love to spread news/With no proof of child abuse/You confuse, I see you/You choose to try to make me lose/But I can’t/If you try to stand in my shoes/You would lose.” And, “You can’t win when you live in sin … At the beginning, I told you there was the word/And the word said we would love/And we would love each other/No matter what, you my sister, my brother/Whether you be a trans man or a trans woman.” He revealed, “Yes, this is a freestyle.”
Malik ended by saying, “A lot of nonsense is floating around town … I’m like, ‘What am I going to say about all this?’ I’m not going to defend myself. I’m going to dig deep.”
You can watch the freestyle clip via the IG embed above.
Meanwhile, Yoba has threatened to file lawsuits against bloggers and “media outlets” that ran the teen transgender prostitute story, SandraRose.com reports.
In an interview with Ryan Cameron on Majic 107.5 on Thursday, Sept. 5, Yoba said he doesn’t know Ebony and claims her accusations have already cost him money and bookings.