Dwight Howard has had a wild weekend, after he was accused of having relationship with a transgender woman who took to Twitter to describe her relationship with the NBA star.
Howard reportedly met Masin Elije, who identifies as a gay man, at the filming of MTV's Wild'N Out after which Howard slid into her DM's on Instagram.
Fast forward, I’m finally face to face with Dwight! And after that day, from my understanding we had a understanding. So I’ll just upload this screen record here just in case his team decides to lie. (Ain’t no girl gon ask you this) pic.twitter.com/JMfhPbUJL0— Masin Elijè (@MasinElije) November 25, 2018
Elije faced a wave of backlash and questioning from people on Twitter following her decision to out Howard, and she had some rather interesting answers about how these messages came to finally hit the twitterverse.
First, Elije clarified how they began speaking.
Yes, we spoke on our finsta’s but he’d often hit me from his real account too. I only uploaded this bcus his team said if I speak they’ll respond saying he thought I was a “girl” so I uploaded this as proof, ain’t no cis female asking you about dating trans and men. https://t.co/74FmDlU8x7— Masin Elijè (@MasinElije) November 25, 2018
Despite claiming that the pair spoke through fake Instagram accounts, she provided messages of her and Howard exchanging messages through Howard's main page, which boasts over two million followers.
Of course, Elije is looking to publicize the receipts, mainly so Howard can't claim to not know what the situation truly was.
Bcus in my GUT, I had a feeling that eventually he would do me the same way he did his other ex’s and my main priority was ME. You always gotta have your own back FIRST and look what happened his PASTOR is threatening my life, someone who is supposed to encourage and uplift. https://t.co/3CaRWyubRz— Masin Elijè (@MasinElije) November 25, 2018
Elije came forward with these claims so as not to be thrown to the wayside like many of Howard's other ex's. As a result of Elije's actions, Howard's pastor has apparently begun threatening him.
While Elije appears to have some evidence of a relationship with Howard, this all must be taken with a grain of salt. Elije is the same individual who accused rapper Playboi Carti of being gay last year, but there was never enough evidence to prove either side.
Wait a min, DWIGHT HOWARD is innocent. This is the person that created a fake story trying to claim playboii carti was gay. Wheww we almost lost Dwight to some bullshit story pic.twitter.com/yPPEdYbz4a— 홃홖활홞 ® (@RealHagi) November 25, 2018
Regardless of the outcome of this situation, it doesn't seem like the story will be disappearing any time soon. Instead of being able to focus on his season with the Wizards, Howard will have this accusation hanging over his head and likely weighing him down.