Malik Yoba lashes out at fraternity, child’s mom and Black media on radio show

Actor Malik Yoba (Photo: Instagram – @malikyoba)

Malik Yoba addressed the media storm created after revealing on Instagram that he is “trans attracted” while simultaneously denouncing those who bullied a transsexual into committing suicide.

Yoba, most famous for his roles on “New York Undercover” in the 1990s and the “Empire” juggernaut drama, visited “The Breakfast Club” morning show to address a number of issues that arose while coming clean about his sexual orientation. The radio show host, however, did not ask about the accusations of patronizing a teen trans prostitute.

Sitting alongside a trio of activists, Yoba declared complete emotional freedom now that he’s been unchained from shame. However, he admits he has gotten the side-eye treatment from a group of folks since his personal declaration.

“I feel like the freest n—- in America. That was the one secret in my life — the one, that was it. No other shady nonsense, that was it.”

However, Yoba added, “when you walk among your own people and you know that they have a question about your integrity and everyone’s giving you the side-eye, the people that used to give you the love, that’s a very interesting feeling. One of the things that I’ve learned in my own public persecution and vilification is that no matter how bad it was for me, it ain’t as bad as it is for [transgender people].” Click here to continue

Terry Shropshire
Terry Shropshire

A military veteran and Buckeye State native, I've written for the likes of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Atlanta Business Chronicle and the Detroit Free Press. I'm a lover of words, photography, books, travel, animals and The Ohio State Buckeyes. #GoBucks



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