Rapper Tyga lied about being in a relationship with transgender model Mia Isabella, she claimed on Twitter Sunday. The two dated for three years, even though Kylie Jenner’s ex never confirmed the relationship. When the “rumor” came up during his interview on “The Breakfast Club” Thursday, the entertainer seemingly got nervous and said “no.”
Co-host Angela Yee is friends with Mia Isabella, but didn’t mention her by name on the show because she didn’t know if the model wanted to be swept up into the media again.
“What people don't understand is it doesn't matter if my name is mentioned. [I’m] the only transgender woman publicly connected to him so any mention of that situation instantly creates headlines,” Mia Isabella told International Business Times in an email Sunday.
Their relationship, which lasted from 2012 to 2015, supposedly became public because of the Kardashians. “… Very powerful people who control the media (AKA Kardashians) allegedly started planting stories and rumors and I was thrown into the mix,” she said. “I was being bullied into silence with legal threats and extortion attempts to silence me with ‘compensated confidentiality,’ which I did not agree to.”
Now, Tyga and the model are no longer on speaking terms. “I don't talk to him anymore after that s--- storm,” Mia Isabella told IBT.
Tyga lied about his "rumored" relationship with transgender model Mia Isabella, she said. Above, the "Rack City" rapper, who used to date "Keeping Up With the Kardashians" star Kylie Jenner, is pictured May 12, 2016 in New York. Photo: Getty Images
In one of her tweets, the activist said she stayed quiet about their sexual relationship because Tyga threatened suicide. She wanted to release a joint statement, but he said he would take his life.
Mia Isabella said she put her feelings aside to protect Tyga’s life.
“At that point I broke down and fed into this Stockholm syndrome,” she said. “I was forced into protecting someone else's life and career out of fear of him taking his own life knowing the staggering statistics of suicide rates among LGBT youth.”
It’s been years since Mia Isabella’s relationship with Tyga was brought up in the media, and she was “sick” to hear about it again.
“It makes me sick to my stomach to hear about it reminding me of one of the most traumatic times of my life feeling helpless and afraid and victimized,” the model explained. “But I'm stronger now and I won't allow it again.”
In the end, she doesn’t want anyone else to feel forced into silence. “My only hope is that what I went through will help someone put in this situation be unafraid of their truth,” she said.
Mia Isabella accused Tyga of talking about her to make money. “I'm a low-key private chick. You don't EVER hear any of my EX speak on me because they respect my heart. @Tyga speaking on me to sell albums,” she tweeted Sunday.
“I stood up for you and refused press @tyga because you were being shamed and discriminated against. You threatened suicide — a SERIOUS thing,” she continued. “For someone to use such a thing as leverage is just plain evil. You can’t imagine how my heart broke to take on such a burden for years smh.”