Rapper Tyga Biography, Wiki, Age, Career, Arrest, Girlfriends, Net Worth & More

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Who is Tyga?

Micheal Ray Nguyen-Stevenson (born November 19, 1989), known professionally by his stage name Tyga (a backronym for Thank you God always), is an American rapper. After a number of independent releases, Tyga signed a recording contract with Young Money Entertainment, Cash Money Records, and Republic Records in 2008.

His major-label debut Careless World: Rise of the Last King was released in 2011 and included the successful singles “Rack City”, “Faded” (featuring Lil Wayne), “Far Away” (featuring Chris Richardson), “Still Got It” (featuring Drake), and “Make It Nasty”. The album’s success was followed up with Hotel California (2013) and Fan of a Fan: The Album (2015), in collaboration with singer Chris Brown.

Rapper Tyga arrested for felony domestic violence in Los Angeles

Rapper Tyga arrested for felony domestic violence in Los Angeles
Rapper Tyga arrested for felony domestic violence in Los Angeles

Tyga was arrested Tuesday morning on suspicion of felony domestic violence in Hollywood, authorities said. The 31-year-old rapper, whose real name is Michael Stevenson, turned himself in at the LAPD’s Hollywood station, and his bail was set at $50,000, they said.

The Los Angeles Police Department said the alleged incident occurred Monday but they did not release any other details. The arrest comes one day after Tyga’s ex-girlfriend, Camryn Swanson, shared a series of photos of herself with a black eye on her Instagram account. 

In one post, Swanson wrote: “I’ve been emotionally, mentally, and physically abused and I’m not hiding it anymore.” In subsequent posts, she disputed TMZ reports that said she showed up at the rapper’s house at 3 a.m., acting belligerent and yelling.

“@tmz_tv I didn’t show up ‘screaming’ or uninvited. When I tried to leave, he physically assaulted and refused to let me leave for hours,” she added. “I’m so embarrassed and ashamed it had to get to this but I have to stand up for myself.”

Rapper Tyga Biography, Wiki

Tyga was born Michael Ray Stevenson on November 19, 1989, in Compton, California, although his Vietnamese and Jamaican parents moved him to Gardena, California around the turn of the millennium. Inspired by listening to Fabolous, Eminem, Cam’ron and other rappers, he entered rap contests with friends from school and often posted songs that he made up in online chat rooms. 

His cousin, Travis McCoy, was a member of Gym Class Heroes and exposed him to a lot of music. He would eventually tour with the group, all the while making underground mixtapes. McCoy got Tyga his first record deal, sharing his music with Pete Wentz of Fall Out Boy, who told MTV News: “I liked Tyga’s voice a lot and his flow. I couldn’t believe he was related to Travis, because Travis is pretty geeky.” Wentz signed him to Bat Squad records, part of his Decaydance label, and executive produced Tyga’s first album in 2008, No Introduction.

Tygo Biography
Tygo
Home TownLos Angeles
NationalityAmerican
NationalityAmerican
ReligionChristian
AddressLos Angeles, California, United States
SchoolGardena High School (Gardena)
CollegeN/A
QualificationN/A
Marital StatusUnmarried
DebutFirst Album:- No Introduction (2012)First Film:- Mac & Devin Go to High School (2012)TV Show:- Backstage Pass (2008)
Salary$50,000 per show
Net Worth$14 Million
Official Websitehttps://tygatyga.com/
GirlfriendsKat Stacks, Kiely Williams (2006-2008), Jenna Shea (2007), Chanel Iman (2009), Leaux Lolo Steez (2009, Seiko Huffman (2010-2011), Jordan Craig (2010-2011), Sophia Body (2012-2013), Blac Chyna (2011-2014), Skin (2013), Anjali Ranadive (2014), Mia Isabella (2013-2015), Annalu Cardoso (2015), Amina Blue (2016), Val Mercado (2016), Demi Rose (2016), Jordan Ozuna (2017), Kylie Jenner (2014-2015; 2015-2017)
LabelsYoung Money, Decaydance, Last Kings, Republic, Cash Money

Tyga Career

After the success of his 2007 debut mixtape ‘Young On Probation,’ Tyga signed a record deal with Lil Wayne’s ‘Young Money Entertainment.’ The track ‘Deuces,’ which he performed with Chris Brown and Kevin McCall, was released as his debut single. The single reached number 14 on the ‘Billboard Hot 100’ and number one on the ‘Billboard Hot R&B / Hip Hop Songs’ list. The song went on to receive a ‘Grammy’ nomination for ‘Best Rap / Sung Collaboration

Thanks to his cousin McCoy, he toured with ‘Gym Class Heroes’ and made his first independent album titled ‘No Introduction,’ which was released by ‘Decaydance Records’ in 2008. His song ‘Diamond Life’ got featured in the movie ‘Fighting.’ It was also used in video games, such as ‘Need for Speed: Undercover’ and ‘Madden NFL 2009.’

Before he made his first studio album, he made a number of mixtapes and singles that kept him in the public eye. By then, he had established himself and was recording for ‘Young Money Entertainment,’ ‘Cash Money Records,’ and ‘Republic Records.’

After his initial success with ‘Money Entertainment,’ he collaborated with big names like Rick Ross, Chris Brown, and Bow Wow to make a splash in the music scene. He signed up with Kanye West’s ‘Good Music Imprint’ to start a new chapter in his music career.

Tyga’s style transformed with the release of his ‘Young Money’ debut album ‘Careless World: Rise of the Last King’ in 2012. It contained a snippet of Martin Luther King Jr’s ‘I’ve Been to the Mountaintop’ speech that had to be removed before the album was released. The album reached number four on the ‘US Billboard Top 200’ and featured guest artists like T-Pain, Pharrell, Nas, Robin Thicke, and J Cole.

In April 2013, he released his third album ‘Hotel California.’ The album received mixed reviews and was referred to as “the least creative major-label rap album in recent memory.” It was a tough period for Tyga as his album ‘The Gold Album: 18th Dynasty’ and duet with Justin Bieber had to be put on hold as he fell out with ‘Young Money.’

In September 2016, Kanye West, the brother-in-law of his then-girlfriend Kylie Jenner, announced that Tyga had been signed with ‘Good Music,’ under the aegis of ‘Def Jam Recordings.’ Some saw this as the only opportunity for Tyga to redeem himself in the world of music.

Under ‘Good Music,’ he released his fifth studio album ‘BitchImTheShit2’ in July 2017, which performed poorly on the ‘Billboard’ charts. He followed it up with his sixth album ‘Kyoto,’ which featured artists like 24hrs, Gucci Mane, and Tory Lanez.

‘Kyoto’ received negative reviews from critics. It also failed to impress music lovers, putting Tyga in a spot of bother.

In an attempt to revive his career, he released his next single titled ‘Taste’ in 2018. Featuring Offset, the single became an instant hit. It received a 6x platinum by RIAA and helped his career get back on track.

He followed it up with his next single ‘Swish,’ which received Gold certification. In 2019, he released his seventh studio album ‘Legendary,’ which reached no. 17 on ‘US Billboard 200.’

Tyga Personal Life and Relationship with Kylie Jenner

Tygo with Kylie Jenner
Tyga with Kylie Jenner

Tyga has a son, King Cairo Stevenson, with a former video performer, Blac Chyna (she’d appeared in the video for his “Rack City” single). King Cairo was born in October 2012 and while the couple got engaged the same year, they split in 2014. Tyga began dating reality TV star Kylie Jenner, but their on-and-off-again relationship ended in April 2017. Jenner is the sister-in-law of Kanye West, whose GOOD Music label signed Tyga in the fall of 2016.

Tyga Awards and Achievements

  • Tyga won the ‘MuchMusic Video Award’ under the ‘MuchVIBE Hip-Hop Video of the Year’ category in 2012 for his song ‘The Motto.’
  • He received a ‘Grammy’ nomination under the ‘Best Rap / Sung Collaboration’ category for ‘Deuces’ in 2011.
  • He has also received nominations for ‘BET Award,’ ‘MTV Europe Music Award,’ ‘American Music Award,’ and ‘World Music Award.’

Tygo FAQ’s

Who is Tyga?

Micheal Ray Nguyen-Stevenson (born November 19, 1989), known professionally by his stage name Tyga (a backronym for Thank you God always), is an American rapper. After a number of independent releases, Tyga signed a recording contract with Young Money Entertainment, Cash Money Records, and Republic Records in 2008.

What happened to Tyga?

Tyga was arrested Tuesday morning on suspicion of felony domestic violence in Hollywood, authorities said. The 31-year-old rapper, whose real name is Michael Stevenson, turned himself in at the LAPD’s Hollywood station, and his bail was set at $50,000, they said.

What is Tyga’s net worth?

Around $14 Million.

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