Over the weekend, we reported that Malik Yoba shared with the internet that he was attracted to trans women. It was an admission that earned him quite a bit of praise across the internet. But the applause was short-lived. Because by Monday, a transwoman named Mariah Lopez Ebony accused Yoba of paying her for sex when she was a minor.
She claimed that Yoba was only now discussing his attraction to trans women as a way to cover up and smooth out the fall out that would likely ensue.
Now, two days later, Yoba shared an extended Instagram video of himself performing a freestyle to address Ebony’s allegations.
“How quickly people love to spread news with no proof of child abuse.
You confused I see you. You choose to try to make me lose but I can’t.
You can’t win when you live in sin…”
When he stopped rapping, he said:
“How you like that, that was a little freestyle. A lot of nonsense is floating around town the last few days. I’m like, ‘What am I going to say about all this?’ I’m not going to defend myself. Ima dig deep. Ima lean into my creativity. Ima lean into the purpose and the purpose is the service. It’s all it’s about. Love.”
I don’t think this was the best way to go about it, given the gravity of the allegations…but here we are.
You can watch Yoba’s freestyle in the video below.