Tyga is an American rapper. In 2011, Tyga signed a recording contract with Young Money Entertainment, Cash Money Records and Republic Records.
Let’s find out some interesting facts about him!
1. Micheal Ray Stevenson was born November 19, 1989 in Compton, California.
2. Tyga is a backronym for Thank You God Always.
3. He is of Vietnamese and Jamaican descent.
4. He grew up listening to Fabolous, Lil Wayne, Cam’ron and Eminem among others.
5. On December 3, 2012, debate arose concerning Tyga’s upbringing. Tyga claimed to have been brought up in the low socioeconomic area of Compton, but in leaked footage from the unaired television show Bustas he claimed he grew up in a “well-to-do” home in the Valley, where his parents drove a Range Rover.
6. He also claimed that he attained his nickname from his mother calling him Tiger Woods.
7. There has been speculation that his claims on the show were satirical and not to be taken seriously.
8. Tyga released many mixtapes. His 2007 debut mixtape, Young On Probation, garnered him enough attention to sign a record deal with Young Money Entertainment.
9. He created Fan of a Fan with Chris Brown and producers DJ Ill Will and DJ Rockstar. It features other artists such as Bow Wow, Lil Wayne, and Kevin McCall featured in several tracks.
10. Careless World: Rise of the Last King was his second studio album. The album was released on February 21, 2012 on Young Money Entertainment, Cash Money Records, and Universal Republic Records.
11. The first official single, “Far Away”, was released on May 17, 2011 and peaked at 86 on the Billboard Hot 100. The second official single, “Still Got It”, was released on October 4, 2011 and peaked at 89 on the Billboard Hot 100.
12. The third official single, “Rack City”, was released on December 6, 2011.
13. Tyga’s third studio album, Hotel California, was released on April 9, 2013. The first single, “Dope”, was released on December 25.
14. The song has a notable feature from rapper Rick Ross. Before the single dropped Tyga released a nine-track mixtape under the name 187.
15. On August 27, 2013, Tyga released a new single with DJ Mustard, “Throw It Up”.
16. It was also revealed that he was working on two new mixtapes, Black Thought 3 and Well Done 4, as well as The Gold Album. On October 21, 2013, Tyga premiered “Wait for a Minute” featuring Justin Bieber.
17. Tyga met Blac Chyna on October 5, 2011, at The F.A.M.E Tour After Party with Chris Brown at King of Diamonds in Miami.
18. Blac Chyna became Tyga’s leading lady in his “Rack City” music video.
19. They became an official couple on November 9, 2011 and posed for the cover of Urban Ink magazine in March 2012.
20. On October 16, 2012, their son, King Cairo Stevenson was born and Tyga purchased a $6.5 million mansion in Calabasas, California for his new family.
21. Both parents sport tattoos of their son’s name.
22. In December 2012, Blac Chyna confirmed that she and Tyga were engaged.
23. The couple later split in 2014.
24. After months of speculation, Tyga finally confirmed his relationship with reality star Kylie Jenner.
25. However, this relationship sparked controversy in the tabloids, because of the age difference, and they were reportedly dating since Jenner was 16. The legal age of consent in the state of California is 18.
26. Photos of him and Jenner first seen holding hands in Mexico went viral a few days after her 18th birthday.
27. The couple split in May 2016. Tyga and Kylie hinted at getting back together, after she broke up with Canadian R&B singer PartyNextDoor as the two hung out on June 28, 2016 and June 29, 2016.
28. In 2015, a nude photo of Tyga was leaked online. The photo was allegedly sent to transsexual pornographic actress Mia Isabella.
29. In June 2008, Tyga was robbed of his jewelry by unknown assailants.
30. In late 2012 Tyga was sued by two women who appeared in the “Make It Nasty” video for $10 million each; they claimed he had shown their nipples without their consent.
31. Tyga revealed in a recent interview that he loves Vans sneakers. However, despite his love for them, he usually throws them away after wearing them only once.
32. The rapper revealed in a recent interview that he changes the colors of his cars every single month to keep things fresh.
33. The name “Tyga” sounds quite a lot like “tiger,” and that’s no coincidence. The rapper loves exotic animals and even once had a pet tiger.
34. He got his first tattoo when he was 14 years old and now has 50 of them.
35. Tyga’s net worth comes in at $2 million, according to an estimate by Celebrity Net Worth.
36. In 2015, People reported that Tyga gave Kylie a white sports car for her 18th birthday. According to the news outlet, the gift was a Ferrari 482 Italia, and it cost $320,000.
37. In fact, Tyga created the Tyga R.O.A.R. campaign in 2011. The campaign stands for “Tyga Reaches Out and Represents” and was created to help empower young people – specifically, underprivileged youth – to pursue education.