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Most reasonable adults would agree that Tyga’s relationship, friendship or whatever you’d like to call it, with 17-year-old Kylie Jenner is inappropriate.
For his most recent celebrity-related stunt, street artist Hanksy posted mock neighborhood watch signs at high schools and middle schools in Los Angeles area warning students to avoid Tyga and his seemingly predatory ways.
“LA COMMUNITY SERVICE. spent the day posting up lol signs on high/middle schools warning of @kinggoldchains penchant for young girls #kyliejenner,”the artist captioned a snapshot of one of the signs posted at Calabasas High School.
We should note that Kylie does not attend Calabasas High or any other school in the area. While much of Hanksy’s work tends to have a humorous undertone, it’s kind of tough to chuckle at this one considering the serious nature of these allegations.
“I just think it’s f****d she’s ONLY 17,” he told TMZ after posting the signs.
Though Tyga has taken to social media on multiple occasions to praise the teen and her beauty, in February, he insisted that they’re not dating.
“I’m not dating Kylie. I just want to get that out the way. I want to be clear to everybody that I didn’t leave my family to be with Kylie. That’s ridiculous.”
Remember last month when Tyga was served papers at his sneaker event?
Well, those papers were for the $90,000 in back rent he owes his former landlord. Back in 2010, the rapper rented a home in Calabasas and failed to pay his rent.
Now, according to TMZ, Tyga attempted to fix the legal battle by offering to pay the landlord’s legal fees. However, the rapper’s check reportedly bounced. Once the check bounce the landlord decided to take further legal action.
By taking further action, Tyga may have all of his assets seized. Lawd, it looks like one way or another, that landlord will get his money one way or another. When will these rappers learn?
Wayment, this Tyga-Chyna-Kylie triangle is getting messier by the minute.
Just two days after Blac Chyna, mother of Tyga’s 2-year-old son, posted revealing text messages between the two of them, Tyga has a new tattoo.
In several photos that have surfaced online, the name Kylie can be seen freshly tattoo’d among his other tattoos. The 17-year-old reality star has been linked to the rapper for several months now. Neither one of them have confirmed their relationship together. However, we all know the two are together.
So, what do you guys think? Is that a real tattoo? Did Tyga really just do that?
Yesterday in the office, I was having a discussion with our news writer, Jazmine, about which one of us was going to write an essay about all the not-so-discreet shade Blac Chyna was throwing at Kylie Jenner. Both of us like Blac Chyna and feel like the way her infantile baby daddy left her for a Kardashian kid was nothing short of foul.
Still, with all of that being said I just couldn’t appreciate the shots Blac Chyna was taking at Kylie Jenner. In case you’ve missed it, Blac Chyna posted images of herself wearing exaggerated lips, she flaunted the watch Tyga gave to both she and Kylie and other shenanigans. Despite her impeccable makeup and the fact that her mother is pushing her into adulthood, Kylie Jenner is still a child. A child who’s ultimately being exploited by a D-list rapper and her opportunist mother.
So Chyna coming for a child, who has no one in her corner, is not only unnecessary, it’s sad.
While I’m not a fan of airing out dirty, relationship laundry on social media, if Chyna were going to come for anyone it should have been her former fiancé, father of her child, Tyga. He’s the one who left you to jaunt around with an adolescent, all in public view.
At the end of the day neither one of them should be fighting over a man. Honestly, Kylie hasn’t been fighting. And Tyga wasn’t even speaking Blac Chyna’s name. So she was out here looking a little… pressed.
Then, last night Tyga wanted to get on Twitter and start talking slick.
Give it up.Get over it. Live Your Life
— T-Raww (@Tyga) April 23, 2015
Naturally, everyone assumed that he was referencing the mother of his child and Blac Chyna clapped back with a quickness, bringing forth receipts as evidence that Tyga himself hadn’t exactly gotten over anything.
The text messages weren’t messy. Just facts. And the facts showed that not only was Tyga trying to get back in, he was trying to get back in yesterday. So, really, who is the thirsty one out here? I’m not even going to spend time trying to guess what Tyga wants out of his relationships with Kylie and Chyna, but I do want to talk about her decision to post the messages.
Best case scenario all of this would have been kept off of social media. But since these three…or two, really, crossed that line a long time ago, I can’t say I have a real problem with Chyna stepping forward to define herself against Tyga’s straight up lies.
Just earlier this week, I was arguing that though folks are tired of hearing about it, Mo’Nique has every right and I support her defending herself against the fallacies Danny Strong and Lee Daniels were trying to spread about her.
We can have a conversation about being a bigger person, but if anyone’s ever lied on you, you know not only how frustrating and hurtful it can be; but also how difficult it can be to prove that people are indeed spreading untruths about you. People love to believe bad news.
So, while I want her to stop with the Kylie jabs, Blac Chyna absolutely should have released those text messages. Just in case Tyga starts feeling froggy again. (Sadly, he’s already issued a weak, not-saying-nothing response.)
In case you’ve missed this week’s lesson, was all about receipts. You can lie on people if you want to but trust and believe, whether your ex exposes you or not, the truth will always rise to the top.
So ladies, if you were in Blac Chyna’s shoes, would you have shown the receipts to the world? Why or why not?
When we’re in love, our noses are often blasted wide open and we can’t see our lives without the new person who has stolen our heart. And sometimes, when we’re feeling that person a little too much too fast, we start talking about them like they’re the best thing since sliced bread–and throw shade at our exes in the process. These stars found love again and instead of just being happy about that, they decided to crap all over the people they were once in love with. Not cool…
I can partly understand why Kanye West dissed Amber Rose. I mean, she did call his wife a whore on Twitter while beefing with Khloe Kardashian. But West went a bit too far with his jabs on The Breakfast Club:
“It’s very hard for a woman to want to be with someone that’s with Amber Rose…I had to take 30 showers before I got with Kim.”
And that wasn’t all he had to say.
“She’s just soakin’ in the moment. If Kim had dated me when I first wanted to be with her, there wouldn’t be an Amber Rose.”
Ouch. Rose would respond, reminding him that since they were in love once, she wouldn’t pull all of his skeletons out of the closet–she’ll just let the Kardashians do it when they’re done with him.
Despite everything going on between Tyga and Blac Chyna..and Kylie Jenner, Blac Chyna’s mother, Shalana Hunter, is making it clear that there is no love lost between her and the rapper.
When a family member is in a relationship with someone and that relationship doesn’t work out, for some people, you won’t catch them with that person’s ex. But Hunter has mended fences with her daughter’s ex after cursing him out on social media late last year. On Sunday she was spotted backstage at the D.C. stop for the Behind The Sheets tour, which features Chris Brown and Trey Songz. She posted pictures and video of herself hugging and laughing with the rapper.
She explained the way she sees things like this on social media:
“Iaint got sh*t to do with him and Chyna…”
“It good to know that your team is with you through good or bad because ONLY good things can go down!! Regardless to his personal problems with my kid.. Like we all have or had. He still my baby boy and my grandson dad!! He ain’t goin no where/ family”
So while Amber Rose has no problem letting Tyga know that “he should be ashamed of himself,” Ms. Hunter is trying to keep the peace. And according to TMZ, she hopes that the rapper and her daughter will reunite.
Kanye’s “Breakfast Club” interview last week left us with plenty to think and talk about—including his sister-in-law Kylie Jenner’s relationship with Tyga. As you may recall, when asked about the pair’s significant age gap, the rapper praised Tyga for putting in his bid “early.” Shortly after Kanye’s interview, Tyga and Chris Brown stopped by Hot 97’s “Ebro in the Morning,” where he addressed Yeezy’s comments.
Tyga on his relationship with Kylie Jenner:
“She’s just a beautiful person and I love being around her. It’s my decision to continue to be around her and have her involved in my life. I don’t think that it’s the world’s decision to dictate that.”
Chris on Tyga’s relationship with Kylie:
“It’s very difficult for people, especially two attractive people, to not be put together. When you hang with somebody and you vibe with them, it’s always very hard for someone to say, ‘Okay, they’re not messing around.’ Some people don’t have to initiate that to be cool with somebody. Let’s take me and Karrueche for instance, me and her were homies for a good 3, 4 months before I was just like, ‘Hey, what’s up?’ I hang around them [Tyga and Kylie]. We chill, we kick it or whatever, but it’s just energy. Just like if I would have 15 girls in the studio. My girl knows that. My girl knows it’s 15 girls in the studio. Am I boning the 15 girls? Nah. But they’re giving me inspiration as far as writing and getting the vibe.”
Tyga on the Kardashians’ initial reaction to his “friendship” with Kylie:
“We always hung out, whether I was in a relationship or not. They knew I had a kid and King would go play with North. It wasn’t nothing new. It’s just like, it is what it is. Life is about being happy and keeping yourself surrounded by people who bring that good energy. Her family knows that and my team knows that.”
During their visit to the radio station, Tyga further discussed his “situationship” with Kylie and Amber Rose weighing in on their situation during a behind-the-scenes interview.
Tyga on his Instagram post about Kylie:
“I do stuff like that for myself. I speak what I feel in my heart, and if I want to express that, I will express that at that time. If I want to express that later in life, then I will do it later.”
Tyga on Kanye saying he [Tyga] and Kylie are in love:
“If I love her, and I love her as a person, ain’t nobody else got to deal with that. That’s real. The more your friendship grows, it keeps growing. It’s all about a friendship.”
Tyga on if Amber Rose was sticking up for Blacc Chyna:
“Maybe that’s true. They are good friends, and she’s entitled to her opinions, just like I’m entitled to my opinions in my life. If it’s my decision to hang around and be with Kylie or be around her, then it’s my decision. I wouldn’t say anything disrespectful to her because I have respect for Wiz and I don’t want anyone to come up here and disrespect my babymother.”
After Kanye’s recent Breakfast Club interview, where he essentially confirmed that Tyga and Kylie are indeed dating, their names are all over the internet. In case you don’t know the background, Tyga is 25 and Kylie Jenner is 17, making their relationship inappropriate at best and illegal at worst.
And while he swears they are not romantically involved, the two spend entirely too much time together and even took a trip to Paris with one another. I don’t have to tell you how wrong this is. Most of us are crystal clear about the age of consent being 18 in this country. And yet, here we have Kanye cosigning their relationship and commending Tyga for being “smart” for “getting in there early.”
Meanwhile Amber Rose was criticized for saying what we all know to be true: Tyga should be ashamed of himself. Period.
So what does Tyga do in response to all this chatter?
Well, after he got on The Breakfast Club and said that Black people don’t understand “White friendships”, this morning he posted this picture of Kylie Jenner on his Instagram page.
Yo…this dude is a troll of the worst variety. So you’re just going to tell the world that you’re proud of your pedophilia Tyga? I’m not here for any of this. And I’m certainly not here for the people who are suggesting that we “mind our business” or just go with it because, hell, it’s the Kardashian family.
There are far too many underaged girls being preyed upon by grown men and the more people rationalize this very public and grotesque display of it the more this type of problematic and damaging type of thinking starts creeping into the general consciousness.
So I’m with Amber Rose with this one. Tyga should be ashamed to show his face…and certainly shouldn’t be posting Kylie on his IG. And Kris Jenner…sigh I just don’t know what to call a woman that would allow this type of relationship. No lie, the only word that comes to my mind is pimp.
That whole family is sleazy and Kanye was the one who had to take “30 showers” before he could enter into the klan because he was with Amber Rose?!? GTFOH.
Earlier this week, it got real in the field when Amber Rose and Khloe Kardashian exchanged harsh words on Twitter over the obviously inappropriate Tyga-Kylie relationship brewing among the Kardashian Klan which Kanye West essentially confirmed in a rather disgusting way on The Breakfast Club this morning. So can we talk about all the passes this underage romance is getting, the obvious comparisons between Amber Rose and Kim Kardashian’s come up, and how Kanye fits into all of this?
Listen to what our editors had to say on the topic as well as celebrity guest Skye Townsend (Robert Townsend’s baby girl) in this week’s episode of “Did Y’all See?” Watch and weigh in below.
The most ignorant word in the English language might have to be “classy.”
We often use it as an adjective to describe refinement and respectability. However, I wrote before about the term also being used to justify and even mask some pretty despicable behavior from folks. This time around, it’s being used to encourage slut-shaming.
We all know how slut-shaming works: Basically, a woman can be an ax-murdering, tax-cheating, baby-kicking, don’t-know-how-to-fry-a-piece-of-chicken-worth-a-damn bogey(wo)man, but she better not have had sexual relations with multiple men outside of a good religious-based marriage (with a man), or else, she’s a slut. And there is nothing worse for a woman to be in the world than a slut, right?
Hell, you don’t even have to be promiscuous to be considered a “slut.” Sometimes a shortened hemline can get you that label. Sometimes it is how you talk or even where you were born, which could result in you wearing the scarlet letter. You can just be an attractive woman in a space where men are scarce and be hit with the “slut” label. I was actually called a “dumb slut” one time for cutting a guy off in traffic. Try to make sense of that one…
But while it is true that every woman in society has to maneuver around the landmines that can get them labelled as sluts, it is also true that “class” is often used as a shield to protect some while also being used as a tool to oppress others: like women of more marginalized identities.
I see much of that at the center of the Amber Rose and Khloe Kardashian Twitter/Instagram beef. Rose, who used to date Kanye West, who is now married to Kim Kardashian, called herself standing up for her new BFF, Blac Chyna, who has a child with rapper Tyga. In case you missed it, Tyga is allegedly getting a little too close with 17-year-old Kylie Jenner, the younger sister of Kim Kardashian, who was Chyna’s good friend at one time.
In an interview with The Breakfast Club, Rose says this:
Amber Rose: “She’s a baby, she needs to go to bed at 7 o’clock and relax. Nah, I’m over that. That’s ridiculous. He should be ashamed of himself. That’s how I feel, for sure.”
Angela Yee: “What happens if you run into them in LA?”
Rose: “I ain’t speaking to them. At all. That’s ridiculous He has a beautiful woman and a baby and left that for a 16-year-old that just turned 17. Like, hah. But guess what, that’s up to her and her mother.”
I get Rose’s point here. This is a grown man who broke up with the mother of his child only to turn around and pal around with an individual who hasn’t even come into adulthood yet. There is something predatory in all of it that bothers me. If I were Kris Jenner, no way would I want Tyga, who clearly has issues he needs to sort out internally, to be around my impressionable child. And if these were non-celebrities with non-celebrity identities, I think a whole lot of other folks would likely feel the same way about this situation too.
However, Rose’s last thought about it all being “up to her and her mother” is what she probably should have stuck with when asked to comment about their relationship. After all, none of this is any of her business. You don’t see Blac Chyna saying anything and sticking up for herself. Matter of fact, when the beef started, it was Chyna who sent out an Instagram message about how “unbothered” she was with the whole dust-up (some best friend she is…). So why is Rose being so messy?
Me thinks there is tinge of jealousy and envy simmering beneath the tweets. As noted in an article from Complex, in the same interview, Rose made some equally side-eye worthy remarks about another Kardashian sister. In particular, she tells the Breakfast Club:
“When Kim first came out, I was like, ‘Who the f**k is this Puerto Rican girl with Paris Hilton?! This b***h is beautiful!’ Yeah, I thought she was Puerto Rican, I’m from the East Coast. So, that’s initially what I thought of Kim. I was just like, ‘Wow, this girl’s amazing.’” So, what changed? “But it’s just sh*t that I see her do, like she posted a selfie, and she had like one of her boobs out of the bra or whatever. It’s just fake to me,” Rose said. “If I wanna have my titties out, on a beach, that’s exactly what I’m gonna do. “I’m not gonna have my titties out and be like, [impersonating Kardashian] ‘Oh my god! I can’t believe like, uh, they caught me with my boobs out!”
Well that might be because the masses don’t react the same way to a bare-breasted Rose as they do to a naked Kim K. And that is no shade. Both are beautiful women with exceptionally crafted bodies, but as Awesomely Luvvie once wrote, The Kim Kardashian Model doesn’t work for black women.”
In other words, while a topless and bottomless sex tape made by the daughter of a late high-powered attorney is viewed as shocking, cheeky and even artful, a nude Rose is not. Why? Because it’s not viewed anywhere out of the normal realm of what we kind of expected from a biracial former exotic dancer from the low-income part of South Philly. Therefore, no one is going to care too much if Rose is on the beach topless, because in the minds of the masses, she never embodied the ideals of what we deem as “classy” anyway – even if the “class” we are talking about here is who has access to selling “respectable” yet s*xy images.
And that has to rightfully bother Rose, who makes her living off of her image, especially her body. Truth be told, she should have been the one who #BrokeTheInternet with that viral and history-making editorial styled by Jean-Paul Goude. Hell, she has the better and more natural form, with the legitimate genetic roots. But that pesky white woman privilege got in the way of all of that. So once again, it is Kim K’s sexuality that gets endorsed and institutionalized by the system, while the blogs are debating if the pictures of Rose standing on a balcony overlooking a beach in a string bikini makes her looks like a classless slut, or worse, a classless slut and bad mom.
According to the Huffington Post, a study published last year in Social Psychology Quarterly has revealed “that when a particular group of women call each other ‘sluts,’ it has little to do with perceived or actual promiscuity, and everything to do with social class.” I can definitely see that. And I’m sure that’s what Kylie’s big sister Khloe meant to highlight when she decided to fire back at Rose in a series of tweets for meddling in family business. In particular, she writes in two tweets:
“’I was a stripper since I was 15 years old,’ Amber Rose told Foxx. Please don’t worry about my sister who has a career & her sh*t together at ONLY 17…people who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones. (2) Please stop talking about us in interviews mama. None of us talk about you.”
To which Rose would respond:
“I’ll be that lil whore to support my family like ur older sister is a whore 2 support hers. We’re even”
Well, those are just fighting words. And that’s what happened for the rest of the afternoon. The two “celebs” traded jabs, memes and old leaked pictures about who was the sluttiest of them all. A winner in the slut wars has yet to be declared, but it was clear that Rose definitely was in her feelings.
And who could blame her? If Rose was stripping since 15 years of age, then she didn’t have the privilege of protection, which Kylie has in her life. And I’m guessing the same can be said for Rose’s BFF, Blac Chyna, who started her dancing career supposedly at 18 years old. There was no silver spoon in place to pay off media, clean up images and pad her fall in the event that Tyga tried to screw her over and leave her as a single mother. Everything for those two has been a grind upwards. And while Kylie’s decisions are respected by the public at large as an exercise in being sexually liberated, unfortunately, we haven’t really come around to seeing either Rose or Chyna, who are adults now, as anything more than glorified sluts.