Malik Yoba Storms Out Of Interview After Being Quizzed On Transgender Assault Allegation

Published: Wednesday 25th Sep 2019 by David

When a young man was driven to suicide because he was bullied for dating a trans woman, Malik Yoba stood up to defend him and reveal that he can relate to him because he too is attracted to transexual women.

Little did he know that his admission would see him face claims that he sexually assaulted an individual named Mariah Lopez in the cold streets of New York City when they were a minor.

During a recent interview , The Root set out to get to the bottom of the allegation.

See what happened below…

[Play from the 15 minute mark]


Lopez’s original allegations suggested Yoba solicited sex — a claim he has fervently denied.

A tense situation on all fronts, what are…

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  1. Just my opinion September 25, 2019

    Happy he’s living his truth… but lmfao ?this interview was ratchet. The interviewer was ghetto and unprofessional as f.

    • ? Jasmine’s Grape Juice ? ? September 25, 2019

      The interviewer should be fired but really after this interview he quietly is fired. No other celebrities will allow that demon to interview them after this.

      As for Malik, I think his initial comment that transgenders should be thought of and called women and not men is the same as trying to dictate how society thinks / treats transgenders without fully explaining the reasoning behind it and being open to opposing opinions. It is a learning process. Shows like Pose are doing it the right way. I learned a lot from watching that show. My opinion is that people should call people by their name and not by their gender. The more shows like Pose and Rupaul’s Drag Race the better imo.

  2. Jaquan September 25, 2019

    Poor Malik I would have never said anything if he paid to have s** with me 16 years ago

    • SMH September 25, 2019

      The saddest thing is, now no man of color will EVER admit their attraction to trans women ever again after this mess. And you can expect the recent murders of black trans women to continue, possibly even increase.

      • Just my opinion September 25, 2019

        @SMH my reply wasn’t to you but I completely agree. This is sad.

    • Just my opinion September 25, 2019

      Hahahahahaha my sister said the same thing!

  3. SMH September 25, 2019

    That b*tch is LYING, idgaf what anyone says. Malik had every right to walk away from that ignorant “interview”.

    • Just my opinion September 25, 2019


  4. IG : mixedboy September 25, 2019

    No shade but when you’re a s** worker you try to look wayyyy above 18 years old. And how these gurls are built today AND yesterday? They could easily pass.

  5. JA_LA September 25, 2019

    Malik had every right to get as upset as he did. That interviewer was extremely unprofessional and the whole production looked ghetto af.

  6. Dee September 25, 2019

    Acthe was giving you the chance to defend yourself and change the narrative.

  7. Clarkson September 25, 2019

    “When a young man was driven to suicide because he was bullied for dating a trans woman, ”

    Stop spreading lies and propaganda. Fake news
    He died of an over dose. He was a junkie who beat and physically harmed trans women.

    • Danny Bey September 25, 2019

      Where’d you get this information from

  8. eric September 25, 2019

    Normally TGJ can exaggerate a headline like no one else, but this is the first time I can say that the headline is an understatement. An interview can’t get any worse than this, short of someone being physically assaulted which is what Malik looked ready to do. It is unprofessional to tell someone things look bad for them as if they’re on trial, but the conversation seemed to naturally drift into the allegations. Malik questioned the interviewer about using social media to gauge the truth of the matter, but Malik himself created the discussion on social media and now he doesn’t want to finish it. He also said the interviewer wouldn’t move off the allegations. It was one question he stayed on only because Malik wouldn’t answer it. The interviewer was giving Malik the chance to set things straight by telling his truth, and why wouldn’t Malik want to take the opportunity to do that? I can’t support him on this one.

    • ? Jasmine’s Grape Juice ? ? September 25, 2019

      If you have a pending criminal case or civil lawsuit against your attorney would advise you to not answer any possibly incriminating questions or questions that can be used against you. Clearly, Malik met the interview for “4 HOURS” to set boundaries on what could and could not be asked in the interview. It is the interviewers fault for doing Malik dirty and lying to him.

    • ? Jasmine’s Grape Juice ? ? September 25, 2019

      If you watch the whole video you will see that Malik directly answered the question directly at 7:20. I am not sure why this article fast forwarded the video to 15:00 but if you watch it in its entirety you will notice the interviewer trully is being a backstabbing demon and trying to set up Malik.

      • ERIC September 25, 2019

        Ok. I see now where he answered.

  9. September 25, 2019

    Its was a set up I’m glad he walked away.

  10. Alyce burkes September 25, 2019

    Normally guilty people get upset, because you are telling the truth. Just like in the case of R kelly.if you are not guilty it wont bother you .

  11. Moti25 September 26, 2019

    I feel like Malik tried to get ahead of the allegations coming out, so he exposed himself before anyone else could. At the same time trying to play advocate to save face, but it’s backfiring on him because he is full of it! Lol

  12. Lee September 26, 2019

    I am with malik, yall did him wrong! Hope it doesnt make others stay away

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