No, the tables have not turned on Mia Khalifa.
Former NBA player Gilbert Arenas appeared to have blasted Khalifa with an Instagram post showing the ex-pornstar attempting to slide into his DM’s over the stretch of a few days last week. However, it now appears it was a stunt promoting a new YouTube sports series the two will host.Arenas and Khalifa’s show will be called “Out of Bounds” and will be part of Complex Networks. According to a press release, the series “reimagines sports and lifestyle media and personifies the rawness of social media commentary in an authentic way.” The daily sports talk show will also explore the cultural impact of today’s sports leagues, players and headlines.
Arenas’ Instagram screenshot showed Khalifa asking Arenas if he’d be interested in getting dinner with her while she was out in Los Angeles. When he doesn’t answer her, she tries to message him again the next day by sending him a few cocktail emojis.
The former porn star would try to message him two more times, but Arenas never answers her. Instead the ex-Wizards guard chose to take a page out of Khalifa’s book by posting her attempts on Instagram.
Following “Agent Zero’s” Instagram post, Khalifa posted a tweet saying “Don’t meet your heroes,” in response to Arenas.
It now appears as though it was all an act.
Khalifa has been known to publicly shame athletes who try to message her on social media. She has previously blasted former Ole Miss quarterback Chad Kelly for trying to talk to her and also did the same to Cubs catcher Willson Contreras.