Tyga's contact with model was business only, says manager
Rapper Tyga only spoke to a 14-year-old model because he was interested in her musical ability, according to his manager.
On Monday (04Jan16) Molly O'Malia, who has enlisted top women's rights lawyer Gloria Allred, staged a press conference to address rumours linking her client to Kylie Jenner's 26-year-old boyfriend. She sobbed throughout and claimed Tyga initially contacted her via Instagram, but she stopped responding to him when he asked to FaceTime - which allows people to see each other as they talk - with her.
The hip-hop star's manager Anthony Martini has spoken to TMZ about the allegations, insisting there was nothing untoward going on. According to Martini, Tyga was only interested in O'Malia professionally because she has a musical following already and he thought she might be a good signing for his label Last Kings Records.
The communication was reportedly "strictly business", with Tyga apparently asking O'Malia to send him some of her tunes. Martini insists there was never anything "uncomfortable" about the way the star spoke to the model, and he only requested to FaceTime because he wanted to see O'Malia sing and discuss business proposals. It's claimed he planned to be in the studio with producers also present when they spoke.
During the press conference, O'Malia claimed she was confused about why the star initially contacted her.
"He direct messaged me on Instagram," she said. "I knew who he was but I was surprised that he was contacting me.
"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.
"I began to feel uncomfortable when he asked me to FaceTime with him. He asked me to FaceTime three times, but I did not do it (and) because of my discomfort with why he wanted to communicate with me, I quickly stopped responding to him."
Allred also spoke to reporters, stating that O'Malia's mother, Anne Lowry O'Malia, felt the contact was "completely inappropriate".
- Cover Media