Recording artist Too Short speaks onstage during the “Too Short's Boombox” panel at Entertainment Weekly's PopFest at The Reef on October 29, 2016 in Los Angeles, California.

Recording artist Too Short speaks onstage during the “Too Short’s Boombox” panel at Entertainment Weekly’s PopFest at The Reef on October 29, 2016 in Los Angeles, California.

*Bay Area rapper Too Short has been accused of rape, according to TMZ.

The alleged victim is said to be one of his protégés, who has participated in his videos and other projects. The woman claims that on Nov. 2, she was at an L.A. residence with the rapper when he allegedly sexually assaulted her.

TMZ’s law enforcement sources say the victim told cops she’s a virgin and made a point of saying her provocative videos in no way should suggest she gave any form of consent. The woman reported the alleged incident a month later,.

Sources connected with the rapper say Short insists he never had sexual contact with the alleged victim. The sources say she was on his record label but he dropped her and that’s when she concocted the allegation.

The sources add she subsequently asked to get back on the label and Short views this as a form of extortion.