Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood alum Masika Kalysha is expecting a baby girl, the reality star and R&B singer reveals to Us Weekly exclusively. On December 11, Fetty Wap’s ex-girlfriend, 30, announced in an Instagram post that she was six months along with her first child, then named the rapper as the father on Power 106’s The Cruz Show the same day.
Fetty, however, has publicly denied he’s the dad. In an interview with The Shade Room on January 6, the rapper, 24, downplayed their relationship, which included collaborating on her single “Andale,” now available through Empire Distribution. He also suggested that Kalysha singled him out because of his fame. “I wasn’t just no random dude in the club. You know what I’m saying’? She knew I was gon’ be there,” he said. “Congratulations to her and whoever is the [father].”
Earlier, Fetty’s rep admitted her own skepticism of Kalysha’s claim, telling Us on January 11, “I didn’t see Fetty or a paternity test confirm this allegation.”
Kalysha, for her part, is also in favor of a paternity test and asked for one on January 13. “I tried to demand him taking a paternity test,” she tells Us of the rapper, already father to son Aydin, 4, (with ex-girlfriend Ariel Reese) and daughter Zaviera, 9 months (with ex-girlfriend Lezhae Zeona). “He doesn’t want to take one. I asked him seven times, ‘Will you just volunteer and do it?’ He refuses.”
The reality star said that this was the first time they had spoken in four months, and that the rapper was the one to reach out.
The R&B singer, who is due April 8, also adds that despite headlines saying he’s asked her for DNA proof that he’s the father of her child, Fetty has never asked Kalysha for a test. “He’s only said, ‘I’ll see you at the hospital. See you when our baby’s here,’” she recalls.
As for their relationship, Chicago native Kalysha maintains that it was no fling. Instead, she says, a bond formed when the Paterson, New Jersey, artist began to help her with her music after they met at a club when he was hosting one night late last spring.
Initially, it was a purely business relationship. She tells Us that when Fetty walked up to introduce himself, “I said, ‘Nice to meet you, but let me cut all of this out. I’m a businesswoman. I wanna pay you to do a record with me. Can I get you on a record?’”
According to Kalysha, he was impressed that she offered to pay him for his work, and agreed to help.
“We just had great musical chemistry together,” she tells Us of their collaboration. “If it weren’t for that connection, me, personally, I wouldn’t have entertained the idea of dating. Basically we’re talking every day, every five seconds.”
Their relationship was going so well, in fact, the pair went househunting together in Hollywood Hills and Kalysha even talked to the rapper’s mom: “He put me on FaceTime with his mother!”
Things took a very different turn when Kalysha went to get her breast implants removed and found out she was pregnant. She says that when she broke the news to Fetty, he told her, “‘Well, I don’t really want to have another kid right now,’” she says. Later in their same conversation, Kalysha tells Us, “He’s like, ‘Well, if you have this kid, I’m not going to help you out with anything. I’m not gonna be there. You’re own your own, so it’s up to you.’”
Despite her heartache, Kalysha is determined to empower other women with her own story. “I know there’s tons of women, tons of girls going through something like this,” she says. “So maybe something I say or something I do with a smile on my face or a tweet that I post, maybe that can help another girl.”
To that end, she has begun filming an upcoming reality show called Pregnant in Pumps. “This is not a show about baby mamas, about pregnant and being famous, no,” she explains. “This is a show about women just like me who are faced in a situation and you don’t let that situation beat you up. It’s about continuing to work, continuing to stay positive.… I just want people to see this journey and be inspired by me in some way.”
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