Jennifer Lopez's dancer boyfriend has responded to reports suggesting he has been flirting with a transgender model behind the pop superstar's back, insisting the story is "nasty".
Casper Smart was noticeably absent from J.Lo's homecoming show in The Bronx, New York on Wednesday night (04Jun14) - but he insists that has nothing to do with the controversy.
Smart, who has been dating Lopez since her marriage to Marc Anthony fell apart, is in South America promoting a new film, and from there he has issued a post on his Instagram.com page, writing, "(It's) sad what the media does to people... Along with this nasty story. Thanks. Could you imagine if people came at you, your wife, your kids daily."
His comments come as transsexual model Sofie Vissa breaks her silence about the alleged flirty messages she received from Smart, who reportedly begged her to share nude photos with him.
Vissa tells In Touch magazine, "I'd put the hashtags #Ts, #Shemale and #transgendered on one of my photos, and when I went back to look at my phone, I’d gotten a request to follow me from Casper. As soon as I approved him, he started 'liking' a lot of my pictures. He liked at least 20 to 30 pictures."