The truth behind the Rob Kardashian & Blac Chyna disaster

Rob Kardashian and Blac Chyna had a tumultuous relationship that started out in a shady way: Chyna was rapper Tyga's ex and baby mama, but Tyga dumped her for Kardashian's younger half-sister, Kylie Jenner. In case that wasn't enough drama, Kardashian and Chyna's relationship was a disaster from the start, rife with cheating allegations on both sides, a family feud, a quickie pregnancy, a broken engagement, a slew of social media drama, and, of course, a daughter named Dream and a reality show.

However, the drama that began unfolding in July 2017 was the stuff of the ages: accusations of infidelity, abuse, drug use, and more were flung from both sides, and there may be criminal charges at play now, too. What the heck is going on?

Their relationship status was murky

Rob Kardashian and Blac Chyna's seemingly endless roller-coaster relationship was said to have come to an end for good in February 2017. However, there was speculation that the pair's interactions extended beyond co-parenting when mom and dad were photographed together looking happy as can be on Father's Day in June 2017. On July 2, 2017, Chyna announced on Instagram in a since-deleted post (via Us Weekly) that she was "single" and "happy."

However, Kardashian seems to think he and Chyna were more than friends, and she may have been leading him to believe as such. In one of his posts featuring a romantic text exchange with her, he wrote (via E! News), "This was yesterday. Same day she said she wanna have more kids."

He accused her of cheating with multiple men...

Kardashian never outright said in his vulgar rants that he and Chyna were back together, but he did say that they were still being intimate…just not in so many words.

He captioned a screenshot of a text exchange with Chyna in which he asked when he could see her and she replied with hearts: "This was just yesterday again this girl is f**king way too many fools at the same time I just can't no more. But u all hit up Chyna lol. I just found out too she just f**ked one of her best friends dudes. I will never allow my daughter to be around dudes coming in and out of her house. She had sex with 3 guys in 3 days in the same bed under the roof I pay for with my daughter there. That is why I feel so disrespected."

He also posted a video of Chyna kissing another man, writing, "Hahahaha Chyna just sent me this video saying happy 4th of July what a crazy person. Come spend time with your daughter instead of f**king me and then this dude right after. U need help."

In another post (via People,) he wrote, "She everybody's and it's been that way."

…and one of those men may have been in a relationship

A source close to one of the men with whom Chyna was alleged to be cheating, rapper Ferrari, told TMZ he's "been open about his fling with Chyna" and that they'd been hooking up for several months, meaning it would overlap with the period in which she'd supposedly reconciled with Kardashian. TMZ also reported that both Kardashian and Ferrari's baby mama suspected an affair with Ferrari for some time. It was supposedly confirmed when Kardashian found explicit texts and photos on Chyna's phone, including shots of Ferrari in Chyna's bed wearing what Kardashian believed was his Versace robe.

Kardashian alluded to as much in one of his Instagram photos of Ferrari, writing, "And this the dude that posted a pic in the same bed Chyna and I made our baby in. The house that I pay for. That robe i prob paid for."

He accused Ferrari of trying to extort him

In one of Kardashian's Instagram posts about Ferrari, he wrote, "Chyna I hope U find help and to this corn ball, u thirsty as f**k for hitting me and begging to link with me and if I don't help u get money then u gonna expose Chyna. Bro go back to your son who is at home instead u out here f**king someone that everyone f**ks including me. Lol. Clown…"

In a followup post, Kardashian published an alleged screenshot of texts from the rapper in which he supposedly wrote, "Naw bro I have this on smash believe me but I'm telling you it's easier if we both make money on some…maybe getting on a show maybe branding something, something gotta give…Hold yo word like a man and we gone be good." Kardashian captioned the cap, "So this one of the dudes @blacchyna was f**king … @ferraritru3 hit me to tell me if I don't help him get money he gonna expose Chyna lol. So i told Chyna this and instead she has the dude over and f**ks him in our bed where our baby and we lay. I just got your followers up crazy so now u can get your paper up with some Instagram ads and try and handle those bills u can't afford."

She accused him of cheating, too

In a series of since-deleted Snapchats (via E! News), Chyna wrote, "Rob fall back…Robert f**k so many b***hes I can't even count. Robert leave me alone f**k…Hey words of advice get a hobby."

She accused him of being abusive

In a since-deleted Snapchat post (via Us Weekly), Chyna accused Kardashian of domestic abuse. "Rob u did all this but u beat me up and try to act [like] it never happen !!!!! U put hand on me I swear on god on my kids," she wrote. "But I'm supposed to be quiet because you're a Kardashian…the light will come to the light." That was the first time she, or anyone, has reportedly accused Kardashian of any kind of physical abuse.

He posted nude photos of her

Kardashian posted a slew of photos of Chyna in various states of undress, including explicit photos of her breasts, buttocks, and private parts to Instagram. Though the photos were deleted, it's unclear if Kardashian, a member of his team, or the social media site removed them. After the first batch of images was taken down, Kardashian promptly uploaded more pictures, which have since been deleted.

He may have broken the law

The Los Angeles Times reported that California, where both Kardashian and Chyna reside, employs revenge porn laws. According to the law, revenge porn is defined as a crime in which a person deliberately distributes unauthorized nude photos to cause emotional distress.

Attorney Carrie Goldberg told People, "This is sort of the classic, quintessential revenge porn. Rob has made the work of a prosecutor or a victim's attorney quite easy so far as to even post about the very motive behind his outrageous act of posting these private and nude photos of his ex…the allegation of infidelity does not give someone the right to seek revenge in such a devastating way."

Goldberg noted that California has "very, very strong non-consensual pornography laws…Blac Chyna has the ability to take matters into her own hands and sue him and to get a restraining order against him and to seek damages herself — that's a very empowering tool for victims."

People reported that if found guilty of disseminating revenge porn, Kardashian could face a fine and six months behind bars. However, TMZ noted that because Chyna "liked" the photos on Instagram, it can be argued that she wasn't emotionally distressed by the incident, leading the hypothetical case to be potentially thrown out.

Beverly Hills lawyer Adam Michael Sacks concurred, telling Radar Online, "Rob can face criminal charges and can go to jail. This would be a misdemeanor case of up to a year, since the photos were really egregious. However, since he took down the photos, he is mitigating the damages. Because he showed remorse, he will be less likely to be prosecuted. He's trying to correct his mistake."

He accused her of doing drugs

Kardashian alleged that Chyna abused illegal drugs, as well as alcohol. In one post , he wrote, "Thank God for the constant messages of Chyna asking me for a party pack which included cocaine, molly and X. Get it together for your daughter. It was your daughter's first 4th of July yesterday and u chose drugs and sex in our bed rather then [sic] spending it with your daughter for her first 4th July." In another post, Kardashian fumed, "Thank God for my daughter but I will never allow my daughter over to that house that I pay for with all the drugs and alcohol that goes on."

He also wrote in a note screencapped to Instagram, "I never want my daughter to be raised by a woman like Chyna who cheats and does drugs and alcohol with my baby in the house…she could only breastfeed for 4 weeks because she wanted to drink alcohol so bad."

In yet another note, Kardashian said, "…More receipts to come of all the drugs that were dropped off to her house yesterday including 100 bottles of Moet Rose she asked me to get her. U will never see Dream again unless you stop the alcohol and drugs and cocaine and X and E."

He alluded to her being a golddigger

Maybe Kardashian should have listened to his brother-in-law, rapper Kanye West, because it sounds like he finally thinks Chyna may be a golddigger. In one of his myriad posts, Kardashian claimed to have spent $1 million in just two months on his ex. "I pay lambo. Ferrari. Down payment on the rolls. Down payment on your mom's car," he said (via Entertainment Tonight). "I pay your mother since u won't even call your own mother back in months. I prob spent a million alone in the past 2 months. 90K necklaces. 70K watch. The Ferrari that u pretend u got yourself."

In another post, Kardashian claimed to have spent $400,000 on jewelry for Chyna, as well as $16,000 in rent, and he claimed he had $250,000 worth of jewelry dropped off to Chyna the same day she sent him a video of herself with another man.

He mocked her alleged plastic surgery

In one of the topless photos Kardashian posted of Chyna, he wrote, "Man they f**ked up on her nipples. They used to be so cute. This is the 100K surgery I paid for on or anniversary…" In another post, he wrote, "Note to all u girls that want to do surgery. Don't have your dude pay 100K on your anniversary like i did and then her nipples turn out big as s**t."

Kardashian also called Chyna out on her alleged plastic surgery on her booty. "And so u know she had her butt reduced but I know it still looks wild," he wrote in one photo of her naked behind. In another, he wrote, "This was after surgery lol and it still look like this come on chy. Stop posting them butt workout ads like u doing something."

In a video Kardashian posted of Chyna in a hospital, he wrote , "Everyone wonders how Chyna lost all that weight after the baby and she lies to everyone but no I'm such a great Husband that on our anniversary I paid 100K to do this surgery to get all everything fixed as much as they could. And then guess what she did after she was all healed when I was by her side the entire time. She left me and my baby which she had out of spite to get back at her other baby daddy. I can't believe u would disrespect me like this."

All of the nude posts have since been deleted.

T.I. got involved

Rapper T.I. weighed in on the drama, posting on Instagram, "Why bring ya business to IG though? Look, you got worked bro…but at least keep it to yourself…Just hold this L, kiss ya kid & cut ya losses & move on…u got no moves bro."

Rob retorted, "Since TI wanna chime in on business that don't concern him let's talk about the threesome you had with Chyna and your baby mama Tiny. Don't speak on my daughter when u having threesomes with young Chy and Tiny." Kardashian added, "I put that on my daughter's life since u wanna speak on my daughter…damn shame. Chyna told me everything about your threesomes with you and her and Tiny. U got no moves bro…Correction: T.I. paid Chyna to have sex with Tiny and him."

He thinks she faked their relationship for the cameras

In another rant (via E! News), Kardashian slammed Chyna for being inauthentic for the press (a true exercise in irony coming from a member of the Kardashian family.) "I don't care that this is the mother of my child. I told Chyna a million times even after seeing and knowing this that I still will support and be there for her but I can't take this anymore," he wrote. "So yes I'm being petty…This woman is fake like we all good on Father's Day and begged me to go and staged paparazzi to be there in front of her house and at Disneyland. I'm done with this woman thank God for God! Showing me the light."

He thinks her pregnancy was motivated by revenge

Kardashian may finally have realized what many have believed from the very beginning of their ill-fated relationship: Chyna may have been with him only to get back at Tyga, who left her for Kardashian's half-sister. He wrote in one Instagram snap (via E! News), "My daughter is the best thing that happened to me and she will know that Chyna did this out of spite not love cuz she mad my little sister took her baby daddy. Thank u…God and my Dad for watching down on me and showing me this."

Kardashian also vented on Twitter (via The Sun). "Soon as kylie and tyga broke up Chyna was over the game. She had a baby out of spite and I'll never view her the same," he said. "I truly thought Chyna wanted to be a family and that's why I was so loyal to her but I learned my lesson and everyone else was right."

A custody war may ensue

A source told Radar Online that a battle for baby Dream is coming. "Rob has hired a lawyer to go after full custody of Dream right away, because he feels she is an unfit mother," the source said, adding, "Chyna told Rob that she is going to sue the s**t out of him for hurting her brand with these accusations."

She's over the drama

A source close to Chyna told People, "[Blac Chyna is] just fine. He's just a bitter ex-boyfriend. The loser in this is Dream…What man would post pictures of his daughter's mom like that and shame and disparage her?" The insider added that the couple has been apart for "a very long time" and that custodial arrangements and visitation for daughter Dream have been arranged through their respective nannies.

The source also claimed Kardashian simply can't move on from Chyna. "This is the tip of the iceberg of what she's dealing with every day," the source said. "She's had to have a new phone number every month and constantly has to change her number. While everyone is writing stories and thinking it's fun gossip, it's actually dangerous."

Rob was banned from Instagram

TMZ reported that Instagram banned Kardashian after he repeatedly posted nude photos of Chyna, which potentially violate not only California's revenge porn law but also Instagram's policy on nudity. As a result, Kardashian took his, er, talents to Twitter, where he rehashed everything he previously posted on Instagram. "Since Instagram shut me down everyone peep my twitter lol," he wrote. 

"Just sad," he tweeted. "Loved Chyna as my wife and accepted all the wrong she did and continued to ride for her and remain Loyal to her. Never did I cheat…But she couldn't remain loyal and cheated and f**ked way too many people and she got caught and now this is all happening and it's sad…We had a beautiful baby girl that was the best thing that's happened to me and soon as that baby was born Chyna was out."

Rob's family is furious

A source told People that the Kardashians are "deeply disappointed and frustrated with Rob. He's made a difficult situation even worse. At this stage, the primary concern is protecting Dream from all this nastiness." Insiders told TMZ that not only is the family concerned for Dream, but also for their brand, which they believe is being tarnished by Rob and Chyna's all-too-public drama. They're particularly concerned about Rob's comments that Dream was conceived "out of spite," which they believe will hurt Dream once she's old enough to understand, though they're nervous for her wellbeing in general being raised by two parents who are "at war."

Still, that isn't to say they're on team Chyna. A source told Radar Online, "Kim, Khloé and Kourtney want to kill Blac Chyna right now. The whole family hates her and they have for a while, and Kris [Jenner] is ready for war. She trusted Blac and gave her a show and then she disrespects her by doing this!"

Blac Chyna's sidepiece is out for revenge

Ferrari, the rapper with whom Chyna allegedly cheated on Rob, retaliated on July 7, 2017, posting photos in bed with the former stripper. TMZ reports that Ferrari wasn't even upset that the affair was exposed, but that Rob accused him of being broke, which he insists is false. Insiders told the site that the photos were taken sometime in June 2017, when Rob allegedly had no idea they were hooking up — and that Chyna is wearing both Ferrari's $250,000 gold chain as well as jewelry from Rob in the snaps.

Blac Chyna may sue

In light of Chyna's nude and semi-nude photos being published publicly, she may take Rob to court. Chyna's attorney, Walter Mosley, told People, "I am exploring all legal remedies and protections available to my client at this time in attempts to best advise her on how she may want to proceed."

Rob may be in a downward spiral

Those close to Rob, who's was previously hospitalized for diabetes after a split from Chyna in December 2016, actually fear for his life. "It seems like no one can do anything to help Rob and they have all tried," a source told Radar Online. "He is not working out and he is not eating healthy. He is really down on himself right now and no one can do anything because he shuts his family out whenever they try … He stays up late and then sleeps all day and seems to feel like he will never be happy again. He is blaming Chyna for everything."

Blac Chyna is being petty

Not long after Rob's tirade, Chyna went on a social media spree of her own. In a series of Instagram stories and Snapchat videos and photos, Chyna posed in diamond jewelry she received from Rob … and had a male friend, who The Daily Mail identified as fashion designer Shane Justin, pose in Rob's Versace robe.

He commented on one of the photos, "Wait so I bought the purple Versace robe and I also bought the robe the dude in the middle is wearing. The same robe that Chyna gave to another dude who f**ked her in my bed haha this is wild … Chyna really just be giving dudes my robe day after day that's wild. That robe was just in the dirty laundry lol see next post for dude with my robe again in her bed lol."

In one video, Chyna has a Drake song, "Cameras," playing in the background, and the lyrics sound pointed: "Look, I don't dance now / I make money moves / Say I don't gotta dance / I make money move / And I just checked my accounts / Turns out, I'm rich, I'm rich, I'm rich / I put my hand above my hip / I bet you dip, he dip, she dip / I say I get the money and go."

In other words: Sigh.

Rob may be raising Dream on his own

TMZ reported that after the blowout fight, Rob cut Chyna off from his money. Sources claimed Rob is no longer paying rent on Chyna's Tarzana, Calif., home, and that Chyna voluntarily returned all the big-ticket items Rob purchased for her, including jewelry and cars. Chyna reportedly has money set aside from her various appearances and Instagram endorsements that should tide her over for a while.

Insiders also claim Chyna won't request child support from Rob because he's supposedly raising Dream on his own. Because they both have "significant issues," the tab said going to court could be a nightmare for both parties.

Chyna sought a restraining order against Rob

Chyna reportedly hired Lisa Bloom to lead her case against Kardashian. Bloom, who recently repped comedian Kathy Griffin, was thrilled for the publicity.

"I am very proud to represent Blac Chyna as she stands up for her rights as a woman and as a mother against her ex, Rob Kardashian, Bloom said in a statement (via People) on July 7, 2017. "Mr. Kardashian, you are now on notice: revenge porn is illegal. Cyberbullying your ex is harassment. Chyna ended your relationship months ago and she has the right to live as she chooses, work as she chooses, dress as she chooses, date who she chooses, and be intimate with who she chooses. Chyna and I both believe that this is an important women's rights issues, as too many women and girls have been slut-shamed by exes. It stops now. Your attempts to shame and control her body are hereby rejected. Her body, her choice. Her life, her choice. Back off."

Chyna's co-counsel, Walter Mosley, told People, "Lisa Bloom is the best in the business and has the right sensitivities and skill set to handle this delicate and complex matter. She's a warrior for women's rights and that's the type of lawyer we need right now."

Chyna filed for a temporary restraining order against Kardashian. TMZ reported that in her court declaration, she accused Rob of physically attacking her and insulting her in front of King Cairo, her son with Tyga. According to the statement, Chyna filed for a temporary restraining order against Kardashian. 

Chyna's side-piece dumped her

TMZ reported that after Rob Kardashian and Blac Chyna's public spat, rapper Ferrari dumped her… and took his jewelry with him. Sources told the site that Ferrari spent more than $135,000 on jewelry for Chyna, including $34,850 for a Rolex, $56,500 for a gold necklace, and $32,250 for diamond earrings. Ferrari's manager reportedly planned to deliver the goods to Chyna on July 5, 2017, but quickly nixed that plan when Kardashian flipped out, returning the jewels to their vendor on July 7, 2017.