Tyga is one of the most popular rappers that has come up in the 21st century.
Born and raised in the streets of Compton with Jamaican-Vietnamese blood running through him, he was able to move forward as he slowly rose through his career in rap and was able to become one of the big faces in the music industry.
He managed to go big with his career through his mixtapes and various rap collaborations with big names. The content of his songs usually contains deep meanings and explicit content that are usually due to his lifestyle and history.
The man has also had his fair share of controversies from his personal life where he’s had multiple relationships and has already gone through a divorce and with other legal matters that he’s dealt with in the past.
If you want to know more about this artist then keep reading as we’ll talk all about his career, private life, and net worth so that you can know more about the artist.
Early Life and Probable Beginnings
Tyga was born as Michael Ray Stevenson and was born on November 19, 1989, back in Compton California.
His parents were of Vietnamese and Jamaican Descent and it’s been a mystery if he was raised on a low socioeconomic background as there has been footage that has surfaced of Tyga’s family being well off.
It’s not really clear on what Tyga’s real past is like as he has been well known for being quite satirical about his upbringing.
What’s mostly true is that his cousin Travis McCoy, the vocalist of the band “Gym Class Heroes”, was the one that introduced him to rap and was influenced by artists like Eminem to pursue a career in the rap industry.
Early Career and Becoming a Hip-hop Artist
With the success of his debut album “Young on Probation”, Tyga was then able to sign a record deal with Lil Wayne’s “Young Money Entertainment”.
He then collaborated with Chris Brown and Kevin Mccall to create the song “Deuces” which became the #14 on the Billboard Hot 100 and also became #1 on the Billboard Hot R&B List.
He then went along with his cousin to tour with Gym Class Heroes and then made his first studio album “No Introduction” in 2008. His tracks were then featured in numerous video games and movies which manage to boost his popularity.
After he managed to make his success in the rap industry, Tyga then proceeded to collaborate with big rapper names like Rick Ross, Bow Wow, and Chris Brown and many other people who wanted to create big hits in the music scene.
Then by 2016, he then proceeded to sign into Good Music through Kanye West’s Def Jam Recording. People had seen this as a move to try to redeem his name in the music industry.
With all the songs and collaborations that Tyga has managed to build up in his career, he was able to win and get nominated in a few awards.
He was able to win a Hip Hop Video of The Year in the Much Music Video Awards back in 2012 along with Drake and Lil Wayne.
Tyga also got nominated for various awards like BET Award, MTV Europe Music Awards, American Music Award and also a grammy nomination for the Best Rap and Sung Collaboration for the Song Deuces back in 2011.
Total Net Worth Salary
With all the sales in his studio albums and the other income that Tyga has gained throughout his career, the rapper has managed to gain a total net worth of $3 million dollars.
Tyga’s Notable Relationships
Tyga is well known to have had multiple affairs throughout his whole career. His first known relationship was with Kiely Williams way back in 2006 and then in 2009, he was with Chanel Iman for a while.
By 2012 the man then had a child with Black Chyna which proceeded on the two getting engaged and proceeded to move into a mansion in California. But this marriage wasn’t able to last long as both of them decided to get a divorce 2 years later.
By the same year, it didn’t take him that long to find another one as he then proceeded to go out with Kylie Jenner, the youngest child of the Kardashian Family. But their relationship was rough and filled with on and off’s which caused them to eventually break-up in 2017.
As of recently, Tyga has also been seen with Jordan Ozuna but it’s still not known if the two are currently dating.
Tyga had a child with Blac Chyna named King Cairo Stevenson who was born in October 2012. Not much is known about the child but only that his parents have broken up back in 2014.
Tyga has also seen his fair share of legal issues. He’s had cases of people suing him and other people calling him out from allegedly not paying his jewelry.
His most notable ones have been with his case with two women that starred in his video were suing him for $10 million each as he was showing explicit images of them in a scene without their consent.
Tyga was then charged with another case in 2013 for sexual battery and many other claims. The woman also claimed that there were also other unknown girls who filed suit against him for the same claims.
In the same year, there has also been a suit filed against him for allegedly buying off a said piece of jewelry and Tyga wasn’t able to pay off the remaining debt that he had over it.
Tyga is a rapper that has had a lot of issues going on throughout his career. But the can actually be a good example of rags to riches story.