Friday, July 1, 2022

Masika Kalysha Catches Heat for Fake Kidnapping to Promote OnlyFans Account

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*Singer and reality TV star Masika Kalysha is catching heat for what appears to be an epic fail of a promotional stunt for her OnlyFans account. 

Earlier this week, the former “Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood” star posted a disturbing clip on Instagram of her bloodied and bruised and claiming to have been kidnapped. Clad in lingerie, she tearfully claimed her kidnappers wouldn’t let her go unless people subscribed to her OnlyFans account and left tips.

“I’ve been kidnapped. I’m in a warehouse somewhere. Idk where! I’m so scared!” she captioned the video. “They took all my money and they want more! Please! Help Me! Click the link in my bio & Subscribe to my only fans and tip me so they’ll let me go!!! They’re coming!!!!”

Many of her followers weren’t buying it, and they called her out for “acting” and doing the most for money. 

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Kalysha responded to the criticism in a follow up video confirming she had not been kidnaped. The fake kidnapping was allegedelly part of a project about sex trafficking.

“Now that I got your attention, I want to talk about something very important. Sorry if I scared you, but sometimes you need that shock factor,” she said in the video. “… I’m on set right now filming for my new show—this is all camera makeup. I’m totally fine, you guys … This is a very challenging role for me because this is something I am very passionate about and shooting this show, I’ve done a lot of research and I’ve had to dig deep and I just, you know, found out things that I never wanted to know.” 

Kalysha went on to say she had teamed up with the R.O.S.E. organization, which helps victims of sexual exploitation.

“I need you to follow them,” she said about the nonprofit. “They are doing great things to rescue children and women that have been sex trafficked, and I’ll be posting a lot more about this …”

Complex reports that R.O.S.E. founder Toni D. Rivera responded to the video, stating she appreciates Kalysha’s support but she condemned the kidnapping stunt.

“My organization will not be receiving money or accepting donations from OnlyFans or FansOnly or whatever it’s called,” Rivera said in an Instagram video. “… That video triggered a lot of people. I had a lot of people in my DMs, I had a lot of people asking me questions about it, asking if I’m partnering with her. No, R.O.S.E. is mine.”

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Kalysha posted a letter she claims she received from the organization praising her efforts to bring awareness to sex exploitation — see the letter below:

 

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“Your exuberant enthusiasm, your life story and an established trajectory of committing to serve others is most honorable. You are the kind of person we need on our platform. More important, you are who the world needs to see to heal broken hearts and restore the lives of women, children and men to wholeness.“ These were the beautiful words that welcomed me to to the board of advisors at @r.o.s.e._organization hmm. My platform is what you wanted until you got it & saw how difficult it is to stand firm and maintain your purpose while others try to tear you down. This is my daily life. I take the bricks thrown at me and build mansions. Toni you allowed the negative comments to supersede the end goal: saving lives and rescuing women and children. @tonidrivera I understand how difficult it is to stand firm under pressure, especially when you’re not used to the type of social media bullying that I receive on a daily basis, so I’m not upset at the fear you’re displaying. It’s hot. Yes. But the same hot water that hardens an egg softens a potato. I thank God that I harden in the fire while others that walk beside me soften. That does not make them weak, it simply means that we shouldn’t be in the same pot. Even though you took your very 1st moment of press to turn on me, instead of using it to bring awareness, I’m very happy that you have the spot light because the heart of your organization is beautiful, and I still stand firm in my support with @r.o.s.e._organization and its efforts to save victims of human trafficking. It is with great sadness that I am choosing to step down from the advisory board, but this will NOT slow down my efforts in this battle. Respectfully -MK

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The president of the organization responded to Masika’s claim about the letter, stating “I did not send that.” See post below:

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Ny MaGee
Ny MaGee is an entertainment reporter with over 15 years of experience working in the film industry in areas including production and post-production, marketing, distribution, and acquisitions. She has worked for legendary film producer Roger Corman, Quentin Tarantino's production team at Miramax, the late Larry Flynt, MTV/ VH1, Hallmark Channel, Paramount, Jim Henson Co., Parade Magazine, and various LA-based companies representing above-the-line talent.

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