The Internet’s Questions About Rapper Tyga’s Sexuality and Further Misconception Of Gender Identity

The Internet’s Questions About Rapper Tyga’s Sexuality and Further Misconception Of Gender Identity

Rapper Tyga is in hot water—and not just because his most recent album only sold 2,200 copies. The main scrutiny surrounding the 25-year-old performer is of his personal life, with rumors of cheating leading to questions about his sexuality.

That’s because Tyga’s alleged mistress is Mia Isabella. Her career descriptors vary—from actor to porn star to model—but Isabella’s identity as a transgender woman has further sensationalized the gossip. Since last week Monday, when the rumors—and screen shots of intimate text messages between Tyga and Isabella— began spreading online, Isabella’s womanhood has been called into question on social media.

Isabella hasn’t confirmed a relationship with the rapper, but she won’t stay quiet about the attack on her gender identity.

“It’s very sad that the idea of a man loving a trans person has to be considered a scandal when all people are equal,” Isabella said in statement obtained by E! News.

The emails, text messages, and nude pictures first posted by blogger B. Scott showcased an alleged three-year relationship between Tyga and Isabella—back when he was engaged to Blac Chyna and during his current relationship with Kylie Jenner.

Tyga’s lawyer confirmed that the nude images were indeed of his client but denied a relationship between the two, calling the rumors an attempt to “maliciously shame” him.

Sure, cheating is worthy of disdain, but the majority of the digs at Tyga are in regard to his sexuality. The flurry of tweets about the alleged relationship use derogatory phrases like “tranny” and “chick with a dick” for Isabella while calling Tyga gay.

So, Why Should You Care? With the recent wins for marriage equality and praise for Caitlyn Jenner’s public transition, the social media responses indicate that transgender women are still other-ed and misunderstood. Calling Tyga gay mis-genders Isabella as a man and invalidates her identity as a woman.

It’s also harmful to the men who want to pursue relationships with transgender women but might refrain from doing so for fear of a similar reaction. Laverne Cox recently stated she believes men who are attracted to transgender women are more stigmatized than transgender women.

Tyga isn’t the first celebrity to receive negative attention for a reported relationship with a transgender woman. Eddie Murphy, Deejay Mr. Cee, Hank Baskett, and LL Cool J have all been linked to transgender women under headlines that question their sexuality.

“If a celebrated man loves a transgender woman or possibly did, that’s news?” said Isabella. “It shouldn’t be news it should be normal for anyone and everyone to be allowed to love who they choose.”

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  1. Francis
    July 16, 06:09 Reply

    Reminds me of one of my colleagues who I’m crushing seriously on. Lol. The nigga used to have tons of trans porn on his phone. Maybe madam or someone stumbled across them once and he deleted them or he got one of those security apps.

    Anyhow sha, everybody get him own kink

    • Pink Panther
      July 16, 06:24 Reply

      but should it be seen as a kink…an attraction to a trans person? Shouldn’t be just as normal as hetero or homosexual attraction?

      • Francis
        July 16, 06:35 Reply

        @PP hmmm, you do have a point. I think I see it as a kink when the trans person in question hasn’t fully transitioned (asin he/she has gotten hormone therapy and upper surgery but no lower surgery yet. The guy in question is(was) into trans chicks with boobs and dick)

        Nna men, I have a lot of jacking to do on on the whole trans and intersex thing sha.

  2. Khaleesi
    July 16, 08:03 Reply

    I don’t know a lot about the trans world, have seen a few tranny porn movies in the past … i think for now on this trans issue I’ll just waka pass ***waves and blows kisses to Max & DM’ ….

  3. Sinnex
    July 16, 08:58 Reply

    Look at ’em boobs….

    They are more than enough to make a straight man gay and a gay man straight.

    O’ boi sexuality is not something that can be explained.

    PP, biko can I have a look at the nude pictures? How big is he?

  4. bobby
    July 16, 09:00 Reply

    And pinky wasnt nice enuf to show us d allegedly leaked nude pics that tygas lawyer confirmed belongs to his client eh?

    • Pink Panther
      July 16, 09:06 Reply

      LOL. See me o. Do I look like I’m in the pornography business? 😛

  5. Francis
    July 16, 09:03 Reply

    @Bobby et Sinnex: its no sight for size queens. Looks like a normal regular sized and shaped circumcised penis.

      • Francis
        July 16, 11:09 Reply

        @Pete unfortunately I can’t. No more copy and paste, right click on this site until further notice

  6. Chuck
    July 16, 11:09 Reply

    It’s interesting that a porn star is complaining about being fetishized, given the roles she plays for work, and the fantasies she acts out. Anyone is free to love who they want, and other people are free to talk about it if they get the facts right. Did Tyga love this Mia, or was she just a pretty trans fetish?

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