Brooklyn rapper Maino has come forward to address new photos of him lip locking with R&B singer Olivia Longott this week.
Hopping on Twitter, Maino teased his fans with numerous tweets addressing the intimate shots.
“2 words: Publicity Stunt!!!,” he tweeted November 2nd.
“F*ck outta here!!! That aint me in those pics, it was @unclemurda!!! Foreal! Lol”
“I was framed!!!! Haaaaaaaaa!!!”
“Ok, listen I’m going to admit this to all my people and come clean once and for all I am in a very serious relationship. Do yall wanna know who”
“I am currently in love and dating the girl from “Precious”, yes its true. I like’em THICK.”
“So please respect my Love Life. Lol.” (Maino’s Twitter)
Despite Maino’s jokes, Olivia reportedly denied the current romance fling speculation.
“Sorry to burst yall bubble this morning but those are old memories. #Asyouwere,” before carrying on with life as she knows it. But before anyone could blink an eye, Olivia tweeted “only person I’m with is @TK_Kinsey !!!!! They tried to burst my happy bubble this morn #aintgonnahappen.” (Fresh Like Dougie)
Photos of the now-rumored ex-couple began circulating online Wednesday afternoon.
Um. Love & Hip Hop’s Olivia may just have a new boo this season (sorry, Darrelle Revis) and the culprit is NY rapper Maino. Could this just be really good for TV promo? The new season of the “reality” show premieres November 14 on VH1, so the timing is perfect for this. We have to admit, though-this is strange. (VIBE Vixen)
Last March, Olivia gave SOHH the inside scoop on her policy with dating hip-hop artists.
“Me personally, I don’t do rappers, I never have,” Olivia told SOHH when asked if she is up for dating hip-hop artists. “I really prefer athletes. That’s who I’ve always dated. And [DJ] Whoo Kid and I have always joked and we still joke to this day. Like, I strangle him every time I see him and he thinks it’s all fun and games. He’s just retarded. [laughs] There’s no specific guys [I’m checking for]. [NBA star] Amar’e [Stoudemire] and I are actually friends. I’ve known him since he was on [the Phoenix [Suns]. My manager actually manages one of his artists so that [dating] rumor was actually very hilarious to me. I don’t actually have anybody in particular. It’s just who I meet and will spark my interest.” (SOHH)
Check out some past footage of Olivia below: