As a child, Tyga was motivated to be an artist by listening to rappers like Eminem and Lil Wayne. While he was born Michael Ray Stevenson, the rapper is better known by his stage name Tyga, which stands for Thank You God Always.
After his fame, there was a debate about Tyga’s background. Although we were under the impression that he grew up in the low socioeconomic area of Compton, the rapper claimed in leaked footage from the unbroadcast television show Bustas that he grew up in a “wealthy” house in the Valley. And did we mention that his parents allegedly drove a Range Rover back then? Again, he claimed that his popular nickname came from his mother, who called him Tiger Woods. Nevertheless, his claims were dismissed on the show as satirical and not to be taken seriously.
Tyga Wiki, Mom, Parents
Born in Compton, California, on November 19, 1989, Tyga is an American rapper who has rubbed shoulders with a handful of the crème de la crème in the rap world. The rapper of Vietnamese and Jamaican descent lived in Compton until he was about 11 or 12 years old before moving to Gardena, California. His mother is named Pasionaye Nguyen and his father is not mentioned. His passion for the rap genre began early when he grew up with successful artists like Lil Wayne, Cam’ron, Eminem, and a number of others.
How He Began
His journey to fame began at school, where he participated in rap competitions with friends and published songs he had thought up in online chat rooms. Tyga’s cousin, Travis McCoy, was a member of Gym Class Heroes also played a role in exposing him to the music industry, giving him the opportunity to tour with the group. However, he never stopped working on his underground mixtapes, which influenced his path to fame.
Tyga also got his first record deal through McCoy, who shared his music with Pete Wentz of Fall Out Boy. Wentz liked his flow as well as his unique voice, so he signed him to Bat Squad Records, part of his decay dance label. The label produced Tyga’s first album “No Introduction” in 2008 and in early 2007, his debut mixtape “Young on Probation”, which was a hit, caught the attention of Young Money Entertainment. Later, he signed a record deal with the label in 2011. Furthermore, his single “Deuces” from the mixtape of 2007 reached the Top 15 of the Billboard Hot 100 and was also nominated for the Grammy Awards.
His second studio album was also a commercial success. His second album “Careless World”: Rise of the Last King, released in 2012, boasts the singles “Far Away” and “Still Got It” which made it into the Billboard Hot 100.
Tyga also appeared in a porn movie that he produced and co-directed. While he played the lead role in the movie called “Rack City”: The XXX Movie, he, unfortunately, did not play a sex role. On the rapper’s third album “Hotel California”, which was released in 2013, Rick Ross, 2 Chainz, and Chris Brown were featured.
His fourth offering, “The Golden Album”: 18th Dynasty”, released in 2014, became embroiled in a controversy in which the rapper accused his record company Young Money Entertainment of holding his finished music hostage. So he stated that he was considering leaking the album and on December 4, 2014, Tyga tweeted that the album would be released independently. The album was then released on June 23, 2015, for streaming exclusively on Spotify and later on Apple Music.
After his run-in with his label, Tyga was signed to Kanye West’s GOOD Music imprint, under the aegis of Def Jam Recordings in 2016, and on July 21, 2017, he released his fifth studio album, BitchImTheShit2, the sequel to his 2011 mixtape #BitchImTheShit.
Tyga Height, Son, Girlfriend
The 1.71 m tall rapper shares a son named King Cairo Stevenson with music video actor Blac Chyna. Their son was born in 2012. Chyna appeared in the video for Tega’s “Rack City” single, after which they started dating. After their child was born in October 2012, the couple got engaged the same year, but it stopped in 2014.
While Tyga has been involved with many women in the entertainment industry, his relationship with Blac Chyna and Kylie Jenner is central.
Tyga And Kylie Jenner
The 28-year-old rapper started dating reality TV star Kylie Jenner after his breakup with Blac Chyna. The two were in a firm relationship from 2014 to 2017. The relationship finally ended in April 2017.
In particular, Jenner is the sister-in-law of Kanye West, who signed Tyga to his label GOOD Music in 2016. She is also a stepsister of Robert Kardashian, who dates and had a daughter with Blac Chyna after her separation from Tyga. It is safe to say that she is in a vicious circle.